About Us

Mission & Goals

In November 2009 President Judy Genshaft and Provost and Executive Vice President Ralph Wilcox convened a 100-person Student Success Task Force and directed it to recommend policies, practices and programs that would build upon and accelerate a campus-wide initiative to maximize student success without compromising USF's commitment to access and diversity. The Task Force's report, submitted in April 2010, provided the blueprint for the Student Success movement which includes various programs and initiatives that have been implemented in the past five years. While these initiatives have contributed to the recent gains of retention and graduation rates and the increase of degrees, the foundation for the success of the campaign is a permanent, all-encompassing institutional commitment to a process of continual improvement for all students, requiring input from all members of the greater university community.

Mission

The Office of Student Success coordinates and promotes university-wide efforts to enhance undergraduate and graduate student success.  By recruiting and enrolling college-ready students, awarding financial aid and scholarships, and planning for timely degree completion for all students, the student success team strives to create a positive teaching and learning environment designed to enrich all aspects of the student experience and ensure that every student who enters USF has the opportunity to succeed.

Goals

- Continuing our commitment to access and diversity
- Renewing our focus on academic attainment
- Improving levels of college preparedness for admitted students
- Enhancing academic progress, graduation rates and time-to graduation and reducing disparities
- Reducing excess hours
- Reducing student debt
- Enhancing student and alumni satisfaction
- Improving student progression rates to graduate school
- Improving career placement and competitiveness in the marketplace