Strong Start To Finish

Authors:

Association of College and University Educators 
Sova

 

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Executive Summary

Too few of today’s students —in particular racially minoritized, returning adults and those from low-income families — will hold a college degree in the coming decades, unless national trajectories change. Increasingly, colleges and universities are recognizing the critically important role of faculty in student success efforts. This toolkit provides helpful resources and rubrics for colleges and universities with a framework to fully engage faculty in the student success movement.

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The Core Principles and Role of Faculty

Strong Start to Finish’s Core Principles provide guidance on the overarching shape of developmental education reform. Faculty play an important role in advancing all seven Principles.

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Five Domains

Strong Start to Finish’s Core Principles provide guidance on the overarching shape of developmental education reform. Faculty play an important role in advancing all seven Principles.

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Policy Typology

Many of the questions posed in each domain and the recommended actions found in the rubrics have policy implications. Here is an overview of the policy implications of each domain.

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Measures of Structural Change

It’s important to measure the extent to which an institution is fostering an environment conducive to the highest levels of faculty development. The measures outlined here are related to the pace and quality of intentional adoption of improved practice on the part of faculty and within a broader context of student-focused innovation.

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Practice Profiles

These short stories feature higher education leaders and faculty working at a range of institution types across the country, including a flagship R1 university, state systems of higher education, community colleges and an urban public university system.

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References

Here are sources used in this toolkit with links for additional information.

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