Student Success Program
The SSP is a non-remedial initiative that focuses on first year students and promotes collaborative learning, peer interaction, and integrated learning using course content while fostering a supportive environment. It was developed in 2007 after a series of pilot projects were launched in 2004 with the goal of enhancing the first year student experience and improving academic performance. One of the key features of the SSP is that it recognizes the complexity and diversity of the student body within and across college programs.
The Office of Institutional Research is charged with the responsibility of measuring the impact of the SSP on students from two programs. This study utilizes a mixed-methods design and analysis strategy in an effort to strive for a rich analysis that is sensitive to multiple levels of outcomes and impact. A number of key stakeholder interviews (students, faculty, program administrators, Student Success Team) are conducted to document the process of carrying out an initiative of this magnitude and to seek input about its impact.