Student Success for Dummies Carey Anson & Sarah MacKay - Weber State University

2017 - The Year of Student Success in Higher Education

What is student success?

"Institutions need to be better at assessing student learning, making decisions about resource allocation, and communicating actions to their various stakeholders". Kuh and Ikenberry (2009)
"Student success initiatives are making use of every available resource and opportunity and are involving every relevant stakeholder". EDUCAUSE Review (Jan/Feb 2017)
"Student Success is everybody’s job"- Lynn Mahoney, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Cal State L.A.

Overall educational experience


Successful matriculation


Key Competencies - Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

Community Engaged Learning
Learning Communities
Global & Intercultural Experiences
Demonstration of competencies

Connecting your programs to your university or unit's goals

Programs Implemented in the Weber State University Computer Labs

Sarah MacKay



Expand cross disciplinary learning and enhance robust partnerships with academic affairs. - Student Affairs '16-'17 Priorities
Ted, Emma, Maddy, Roman, Loreen, Sungjin, and Faisal

Developing Leaders

Develop a best practice based leadership program and curriculum - Student Affairs '16-'17 Priorities

Team Leaders


Computer Lab Scholarship

Siyu, Zoe, Sopheany, Mary-Kate, Keng, Kay, Loreen
Provide students with a diverse, global intercultural learning experience (AAC&U Report - Kuh, 2008)

Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient

Elise Waikart

Community Engagement

Foster a community engaged campus. - Student Affairs '16-'17 Priorities


Enhance high impact learning experiences with groups of students. - Student Affairs '16-'17 Priorities
Kayaking Weber River
Cross Country Skiing
Cross Country Skiing
Ice Skating



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