Office of Student Success

Our Commitment is

Students First

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PSU believes that students succeed when caring faculty and staff connect them to the opportunity and support they need to experience the transformative power of a college education. We realize PSU’s commitment to student success when our students achieve their goals. 

In support of our student success goals, PSU, led by Provost Susan Jeffords, has outlined a strategic framework for organizing and coordinating a campus-wide focus on student success, Students First. This framework includes executive support from President Percy for the Leadership Council that will be responsible for steering, coordinating, and assessing PSU’s commitment to improving student success outcomes. 

We’ve organized the Students First into 4 pillars or focus areas. These include Persistence, Academic Success, Affordability, and Student Experience, all supported by the strategic use of data. We will pay careful attention to the institutional data we use to define our metrics, set explicit targets, and put powerful data tools in the hands of the people best positioned to act on that data.

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OER Symposium 2021

Register now to attend a one-day interactive symposium about the design, practice, use, and assessment of open educational resources. All employees and students from Oregon’s institutions of higher education, and interested K-12 educators, are invited.

Students First Dashboard

The Students First leadership team, in collaboration with students and stakeholders across campus, have established a set of metrics to evaluate institutional student success performance. The metrics included in these dashboards: retention, graduation, credit momentum, course success, and affordability.

Students First Newsletter

We will provide regular updates on this critical work. Please sign up here to receive the newsletter via email.