Vibrant Experiences & Lasting Connections
Academic Advising For High Impact Learning & Engagement
Success Programs For First Generational Support
A commitment to serve our students by knowing who they are and how we can make things better for them. We will implement academic department advising for high impact learning and engagement. Rather than informing students on simply which classes to take in their field of study, our advising will be all-encompassing, including mapping of academic success, and advising on extra-curricular activities, professional opportunities, internships, and upper-class mentorship opportunities within the major. We will specifically develop success programs to support first generation students, as well as Online Program and adult students.
Engaging Learning Everywhere
Placement & Preparation
Development For Faculty & Staff Retention
An expanded summer program can provide a transition to help
our students get a jump start on college. We will also develop
opportunities for our faculty and staff. We will commit to
investing in professional development and provide training to
better understand our institutional policies. The bottom line is
that we will take care of our people – students, faculty, and staff.
Outcomes That Matter
Continuous Summer Enrollment
A Student-Focused Culture In All Areas Of
The University That Is Universal With All
Stakeholders Within The Institution
Adequately supporting students, especially first-generation
students, is largely dependent on the attitudes of the faculty and
administrators who are charged with nurturing their success.
The paths we take in our decision-making process will consider
the ultimate destination of leading our students to a degree.
Our goal will be to create emerging scholars, marketable
professionals, and enlightened individuals. At an institutional
level, our programs will be developed to see a greater emphasis
on our students’ personal development. We will improve the university culture and create a learning environment that will
lead to more well-prepared graduates as they enter the job
market and advance their careers. Such an environment will
attract new students and retain our existing students. We will
develop a summer course pipeline that helps students achieve
graduation on time, focusing on specific courses that will move
the most students to completion.
Success will be not be an exception, but rather the expectation
for all our students.
Empowering & Supporting
Enhance A Retention Culture
Strategically Use Financial Aid To Support
Limestone will foster an institutional culture that will empower
and support our student retention efforts. We will take
responsibility for all phases of each student’s status. Through a
collaborative effort, we will be focused on all aspects that guide
our students toward successful degree completion. We will
develop a communication system across campus to intervene if a
student veers off the path to earn a degree. We will also develop
data from institutional research to develop financial aid and
perseverance scholarships to target the specific classifications of
students where incremental aid can enhance retention.
Student retention is the key to Limestone improving its graduation
rates and decreasing the loss of tuition revenue from
students who drop-out or move on to other institutions that they
perceive to better suit their needs. Our university is committed
to helping students achieve their goal of a Limestone degree.
That commitment includes exceptional support services to help
students transition during their first year of college, as well as
the necessary resources to ensure student success to graduation.
Our retention rate is a significant indicator of how responsive
we are as an institution to the needs of our students –
particularly new students.
Theme 2: Transforming Expectations