Student Success Committee

Student Success Committee: Overview and Purpose     

A Collaborative Process

In any large organization, there are many functions, some of which have overlapping goals and tasks. Student Success is of great importance to the entire campus community, and there have been numerous projects implemented and committees formed over the years to respond to student success issues. In fact, the excellent retention rates of the campus can be attributed to the already existing excellent programs and efforts. The purpose of the Student Success Committee is to address student success in a purposeful, coordinated manner, thus maximizing campus resources and identifying pathways for student success. Information sharing is very important to accomplish the objectives of the Committee. By including individuals who are already part of existing campus efforts, the Committee hopes to foster an agile, responsive and purposeful approach to enhancing student success.


  1. Provide an environment that enhances students’ academic success, attainment of personal goals and satisfaction.
  2. Oversees collaborative student success and retention initiatives, utilizing the collected data and drawing upon best practices.
  3. Systematically review university-wide assessment data with the goal of improving student success.
  4. Through a subcommittee consisting of the faculty college representatives; recommend allocations for locally earmarked funds for faculty proposals devoted to promoting student success. The faculty subcommittee will make recommendations for the awards based on agreed-upon criteria and through its own rules of procedure. (Faculty in positions of conflict of interest on specific proposals are required to recuse themselves from voting on them.)
  5. Ensure that student success efforts are aligned with the campus mission and reinforced through strategic planning.

Action Plans

  1. Review available data, identify opportunities for further analysis.
  2. Identify student outcomes and experiences, both cognitive and affective, that are central to the Stanislaus experience.
  3. Identify interventions needed to improve student retention and success.
  4. Facilitate information sharing and coordination among numerous student success projects.
  5. Ensure that students, faculty and staff are informed of campus student success opportunities.
  6. Establish retention targets for selected student cohorts.
  7. Develop a mechanism for efforts to be reviewed and continued.



  • Provost
  • Vice President for Student Affairs


  • (2)—preferably one graduate student and one undergraduate student


  • One faculty representative from each college selected by the Committee on Committees for staggered 2-year terms         
  • Faculty Director of General Education
  • Director of the Faculty Development Center
  • Director of First-Year Experience
  • Faculty representative from the STEM Grant
  • Faculty representative from the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)


  • Enrollment Services representative
  • Associate Vice President/Dean of Students
  • Director, Institutional Research
  • Parent Coordinator
  • Director of Housing
  • Director of the Advising Resource Center
  • Assistant Director of the Advising Resource Center
  • Representatives from the Title V Grant, Part A and Part B
  • Staff representative from the STEM Grant
  • Associate Vice President in Academic Affairs