Student Success & Retention Innovation (SSRI)
Comprised of eight distinct departments and the strategy team, SSRI works to support the success of undergraduate students.
Student Success & Retention Innovation supports the success of all undergraduates at the University of Arizona. Increases retention and graduation rates through strengths-based programming, evidence-based practices, and robust assessment. Serves as a leadership in public higher education for student success and degree completion.
- Support the success of all undergraduate students at the University of Arizona
- Increase retention and graduation rates through strengths-based programming, evidence-based practices and robust assessment
- Serve as a leader in public higher education for student success and degree completion
Put Student Needs First
Anchor all decision, policies, and programmatic choices in what best serves our students.
Offer Direct Support to Students
Provide well-resourced, accessible and inclusive support that quickly adapts to dynamic student needs.
Promote Culture of Student Success
Create an affirming environment that fosters resilience, nurtures a growth mindset and promotes sense of belonging for all.
Partner for Academic & Personal Success
Advance productive and supportive relationships among faculty, advisors, staff, students, families, donors and alumni.
Proactive and Early Outreach
Use data to identify and positively guide individual students toward their goals, providing reinforcing feedback.
Set Clear Paths to Degree Completion
Reduce the obstacles to taking full advantage of the University, and create multiple route to degree completion.
Advance Educational Equity
Advocate for and offer support to first-generation students and those from low-income families and historically underserved groups.
Encourage Scholarly Leadership
Develop staff as active leaders in their fields. Plan with intention, learn from success and failure, invest in what benefits students let go of what doesn't.