About Us

Overview

The Office of Academic Advocacy (OAA) is dedicated to serving undergraduate students in their pursuit of timely progression to graduation. We work individually with students in academic distress to review their options, and we collaborate with academic departments, colleges and university personnel to improve retention and progression to graduation. Undergraduate students identified as experiencing barriers to retention, progression or graduation may receive direct outreach from OAA to review their progress and to advise them towards graduation.

Mission Statement:
The Office of Academic Advocacy promotes undergraduate student persistence, progression, and completion in support of key strategic University goals and measures by removing barriers to academic success and supporting a timely progression to graduation.


Objectives:
Increasing the first year retention rate of First Time in College (FTIC) students to a minimum of 93% (90% with 2.0). Increasing the six-year graduation rate of undergraduate students to a minimum of 80% and the four-year graduation rate of undergraduate students to a minimum of 60%.