About

Student Success Awards

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The University of South Florida has made tremendous progress in our student success initiatives. We set out to transform student success in 2009, and we have earned national distinctions, including recognition for increasing our graduation rates more than any university in the country over the last five years. Further, we have eliminated the completion gap by race, ethnicity and income.

These significant achievements are the product of an institutional effort, driven by many faculty, staff, students, and external partners who have worked hard to transform the institutional culture and raise levels of performance across the board.

The annual Student Success Awards Luncheon presents an opportunity to honor the individuals and teams that have made exceptional contributions to our student success movement. The seven award categories listed below offer opportunities to recognize outstanding employees, departments, teams, and community partners. 

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD:  Bestowed on an instructor, department, or college for outstanding contributions to improving student success and learning outcomes by implementing technologies, techniques, practices, or programs that transform the student experience in the classroom.

CHAMPIONS AWARD:  Honors individual faculty, staff, and students who have gone far and above the call of duty to inspire others to excellence in the Student Success movement.

COLLABORATION AWARD:  Honors the work of a team that has demonstrated the value of reaching across colleges and units to generate impactful programs and practices to advance student success.

DEVELOPMENT & ENGAGEMENT AWARD:  Honors an individual, team, or unit for outstanding contributions to improving student success and learning outcomes by implementing technologies, techniques, practices, or programs that transform the student experience.

INNOVATION AWARD: Honors an individual or a team for extraordinary efforts to develop and share new technologies that improve outcomes for student success strategic initiatives..

PARTNERSHIP AWARD:  Honors a person, company, or organization (private or non-profit) that has rendered extraordinary service to the student success initiative.

PROVOST AWARD:  The highest award bestowed by the university honoring a single person, team, department, or college for exemplary performance and contributions to the Student Success movement.

Congratulations to our 2018 Student Success Awards recipients!