Student Success Collaborative | Member Case Study
How Bloomsburg University empowered faculty advising
In a challenging fiscal environment, Bloomsburg was seeing a decline in first-year retention. To turn things around, leadership set out to identify a more holistic approach to student success and to become a mission-centered institution.
In 2016, Bloomsburg piloted a new advising program, the SSC Faculty Fellows Initiative. These faculty members would oversee a small cohort of undeclared freshmen and leverage new technology to track notes and student success markers.
Out of the 414 students in the SSC Faculty Fellows Program:
Learn what made this initiative a success and how the cohort was able to achieve 4.1% greater persistence compared to peers.