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. 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.