Student Success and Retention Innovation (SSRI)

Comprised of eight distinct departments and the strategy team, SSRI works to support the success of undergraduate students.  

  • Advising Resource Center

  • ASEMS -Arizona Science, Engineering and Math Scholars Program

  • C.A.T.S. Academics 

  • SALT Center 

  • Strategy Team

  • Student Wellness & Retention 

  • Thrive Center 

  • THINK TANK 

  • Transfer Student Center 

 

MISSION

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.


GOALS

  1. Support the success of all undergraduate students at the University of Arizona
  2. Increase retention and graduation rates through strengths-based programming, evidence-based practices and robust assessment
  3. Serve as a leader in public higher education for student success and degree completion 

Annual Report

The 2019 SSRI Annual Report and Connected Strategies Highlights. 

 


    STRATEGIES

    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.