Student Success

Student Success
  1. Executive Summary

    As one of the largest Hispanic-serving institutions in the U.S., UTRGV is in a unique position to create models of higher education that best serve Hispanic students – an emerging dominant demographic group across the country – as well as non-Hispanic students.  Student success is at the heart of UTRGV and the center of our core priorities; it is also one of UT System’s Quantum Leaps.  Therefore, we strive to prepare and empower students to thrive in a rigorous academic environment who are prepared to contribute to a global economy and are inspired to become community, education, health, and industry leaders and innovators. We will accomplish this through a holistic approach that addresses the academic and affective needs of our students by providing high quality instruction, advising, and support services that foster resiliency and success through a welcoming and supportive community for students, including those who may require specialized services to reach their academic potential.
  2. Goal

    Support our students in achieving their academic goals in a timely manner and reaching their professional aspirations through excellent integrated learning experiences both in and out of the classroom.
  3. Key Initiatives

    • Increase experiential learning opportunities that enrich the academic experiences of all students and link to future careers and advanced study.
    • Support high quality and innovative instruction through faculty development, curricular evaluation, course redesign, empirically supported learning strategies, and universal design of learning.
    • Increase access to courses across campuses and platforms for students to make timely progress to graduation.
    • Provide excellent academic advising through highly trained advisors, robust technological tools, timely outreach to students, and self-advisement tools.
    • Cultivate a campus environment that supports students’ resilience and interpersonal skills to enhance relationship development, personal health, and safety.
  4. Sample Metrics
    • Retention and graduation rates.
    • Number of hours earned versus hours enrolled.
    • Percent of students participating in experiential learning opportunities.