Topic: Faculty & Student Success: Critical Connections
How do faculty in postsecondary education affect the sense of belonging of first-generation students? The results of this doctoral study indicate that quality in and out of class engagement contributes to the perception of belonging, feelings of mattering, and persistence. Faculty-student interaction is essential to student success.
San Jose State University created a strategic plan to address low graduation rates. An initiative to engage faculty more closely in student success efforts was among the results, with the goal of creating a culture where faculty are more intentional about their role in student success.