Strategic Programs Overview

The SSRI Strategy Team 

 The team strategically advances student success as an institutional priority, and a driving force of positive change for structures, policy, and people.The SSRI Strategy team works to promote student success and persistence at the institutional level by advancing retention and degree completion through campus-wide strategies, dynamic partnerships, and innovative approaches.  This includes collaboration with SSRI departments and institutional wide partners to support undergraduate students. 


  • Professional development and trainings for faculty, staff and student staff
  • Optimizing student data for communication, policies, and intervention
  • Building campus-wide partnerships
  • Supporting inclusive student excellence
  • Dynamically responding to campus needs and opportunities
  • Promoting the attitudes, perspectives and behaviors of successful students
  • Advancing strengths-based frameworks and mindsets for success
  • Student success research and assessment



  • Growth Mindset  & Sense of Belonging Campaign
    • Materials & Workshops
  • Institutional Retention Initiatives
  • SOS Program 
  • Student Gratitude Project
  • Student Advisory Board
  • Success & Retention Research 
    • Creative Inquiries for Retention 
  • Trellis Progress- Early Feedback for Students 
  • Professional Development for SSRI & Campus staff 
    • Workshops,  Coaching, the Student Success Conference


  • Weekly emails to new students
  • Support. Outreach. Success. (SOS)-
  • SOS Launchpad (within D2L)
  • Point-in-Time Targeted Nudging to UA Students (by email)
    • Sense of Belonging , Campus Engagement
  • Point-in-Time Targeted Nudging to UA Students (via text)
    •  First & Second Students, Non-Registered students
  • Early Academic Feedback 
  • Point-in-Time Outreach and Communication to UA Stakeholders
    • Trellis Progress 
    • Registration Campaigns
    • Retention Updates 
    • Strategic Plan Retention Initiatives Updates 

Academic Eligibility

We recognize that students find themselves on warning or probation for a variety of reasons and that each case is unique to the student. We also know, based on research, that they can raise their GPA by applying themselves (it will take continual hard work!), by employing the best strategies, and by utilizing all the staff and resources the university has put in place to help them succeed. Our goal is to create individualized supports that meet student needs

Trellis Progress

Trellis Progress is an early reporting system for instructors to provide feedback to students enrolled in their courses. An instructor can provide both positive and constructive feedback on course performance and attendance. Upon sending a progress report, students will receive an email that provides them with the course feedback. This feedback will be visible to student support staff (e.g. academic advisors) to ensure timely support for students.

Outreach & Communication Efforts

Our communication efforts are meant to be a proactive means or helping students before challenges arise.