About Us

Strategic Goals

Student Success' established strategic goals require us to deliver a higher quality undergraduate experience both in and out of the classroom. The accomplishment of these goals will enhance the experiences of the tens of thousands of students who have entrusted USF with their futures, as well as allow USF to maintain preeminence among America's universities.

  • Continue progress in strengthening the academic credentials of incoming students through closer coordination with the K-12 community and Florida State Colleges.
    • Increase the academic profile, scholarly preparedness, and geographical diversity of incoming students.
    • Enhance processes and create seamless pathways for improving transfer students' success.
  • Maintain the focus on delivering quality support services (advising, counseling, financial aid, health and wellness, orientation, etc.) and developing even more effective means of engaging undergraduate students in the USF community.
    • Communicate more effectively with students.
    • Enhance advising models using predictive analytics, tracking, and other advanced technologies.
    • Reduce student debt.
    • Significantly reduce the number of students graduating with excess hours.
    • Continue to build an inclusive and caring community that promotes student health and wellbeing, values diversity, and embraces civil discourse.
    • Keep developing a robust and sustained living and learning culture.
    • Enrich the student experience.
    • Expand co-curriculum and campus engagement activities.
  • Intensify efforts to boost student retention and progression. Elevate first-year retention rates.
    • Renew our focus on curriculum transformation and delivery in partnership with deans and faculty.
    • Review and reform USF's general education program with a focus on relevant and rigorous learning outcomes, including executing on the quality enhancement plan.
    • Increase faculty and advisor professional development for student success.
    • Expand undergraduate research, online education, study abroad, and experiential education, including internships and service learning opportunities.
  • Increase graduation rates and accelerated pathways to completion.
    • Continue improvement in graduation rates with a particular focus on four-year graduation rates for first time in college students (FTIC), two-year graduation rates for transfer students, and a more timely path to degree completion for graduate students.
    • Close the achievement gap between men and women.
  • Improve placement rates in high-demand, highly-skilled, highly-paid jobs and the most competitive graduate and professional schools across the nation and around the world.