Goal One 
Student success at USF and beyond

To promote the success of well-educated, highly skilled, and adaptable alums who, as lifelong learners, lead enriched lives, contribute to the democratic process, function as engaged community citizens, and thus thrive in a dynamic global market.

Objectives & Measures of Success

1A. Increase the development and availability of high-impact educational experiences for student success

  • Increased student enrollment in High-Impact Practices (e.g., study abroad, service-learning, undergraduate research) to support the attainment of academic knowledge, soft skills, and the career-ready characteristics to be engaged citizens

1B. Enhance the pedagogical excellence of faculty in teaching and learning

  • Improved incoming student profile
  • Strengthened national rankings
  • Reduced student-to-faculty ratio
  • Increased faculty workshops and training opportunities
  • Increased teaching awards

1C. Enhance support for student engagement, co-curricular activities, and well-being at USF

  • Enhanced student support services to address engagement and co-curricular activities
  • Enhanced support services to address student success and well-being

1D. Strengthen students’ connections to the community, employers, and alumni for lifelong success

  • Improved post‐graduation outcomes for Bachelor's graduates
  • Enhanced new degree programs with an industry or employer advisory council
  • Reinforced programs with specialized accreditation
  • Increased participation in community and business engagement activities
  • Facilitated articulation with the Florida College System to address unmet education needs through online opportunities

1E. Prepare students for professional and leadership success in a competitive environment

  • Improved retention rates
  • Improved graduation rates
  • Reduced student debt
  • Increased degrees awarded in high demand areas
  • Enhanced professional licensure and certification exam pass rates
Download the USF Strategic Plan
2022-2027 (PDF)

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