Key terms are defined to allow the reader to understand how they are used in the context of student success.
Barriers to access
Practices, policies, and procedures of an institution that impede a student’s ability to progress toward credential attainment.
All stakeholders coming together for a greater purpose.
Is an example of when an institution has fully adopted a culture of student success. Routine analysis of institutional practices is conducted and barriers removed. It is considered a “best” practice.
The achievement of a certificate, degree, or other credential within higher education that a student receives within a reasonable time frame.
Includes those areas that support a student’s progression and success in credential attainment.
Meaningful, student-centered experiences that require student and institution participation that contribute to the success and lifelong learning of the student.
The continuous process of acquiring knowledge and/or skills to promote one’s success and credential attainment.
The continued enrollment of a student from year two through the point of credential attainment.
The continued enrollment of a student from first year to second year.
Allowing all stakeholders access to information pertaining to the overall success of students (e.g., retention rates, graduation rates, early alert flags).
When an institution fosters stakeholders to be aware of the whole student and committed to preparing them for the whole world.