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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 in recent years. Furthermore, we have eliminated the completion gap by race, ethnicity and income and have achieved Preeminence status in the State of Florida.

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

Congratulations to our 2019 Student Success Awards recipients!



NOMINATE TODAY! 

Nominations for the 2020 Student Success Awards are now being accepted through 5:00 pm on February 10, 2020. 



AWARD CATEGORIES  

Academic Excellence
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
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
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. 

Innovation
Honors an individual, team or unit for outstanding contributions to improving student success and learning outcomes by developing and sharing new technologies, techniques, practices or programs that transform the student experience.

Partnership
Honors a team, company or organization (private or non-profit, university or community) 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.