University Student Success

South Dakota WINS is working with the public universities to dramatically increase student success and retention, and increase the number of university graduates. To reduce the degree completion gap, the Regental system is working to focus its efforts in ensuring all at-risk students are provided the assistance needed to ensure progression to graduation. To accomplish this task the Regental system has partnered with South Dakota WINS to redesign their approaches to remediation instruction, implemented an early alert system and expanded a series of pathway programs for undecided students.

Purpose of the University Student Success program: Improve student success and retention, and increase the number of university graduates.

Goals:
 

  1. Pilot a series of remedial course re-design efforts to improve student retention for underprepared and at-risk students.
     
  2. Implement an early alert system to draw upon multiple indicators for identifying at-risk students before they drop out.
     
  3. Promote the establishment of a clearly defined set of pathway programs for undecided students.