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Through our strategic planning process the College community affirmed that being student centered is our most important core value. One way we demonstrated that promise is through the adoption of our Student Success Commitments. These are ways each of us, as members of the Ivy Tech community, will create an environment that fosters every student’s success.

Officially adopted by the State Board of Trustees in December 2018, they have also been endorsed by Executive Council (President’s Cabinet and the Chancellors), the Vice Chancellors for Academic Affairs, Student Success, and Enrollment Services, the Faculty Council, and the Student Government Association (SGA) President’s Council.

Students success is a shared responsibility among student, faculty, staff and other college community members. A campus culture of student success is fostered when all actively seek to improve on the following behaviors.

Students

  • Attend class, learn the names of your instructors, and work to develop a relationship of trust with them
  • Complete what you start
  • Attempt each assignment
  • Develop well-organized and disciplined study habits
  • Ask questions and be prepared to use campus support resources, such as tutoring or Disability Support Services, when needed

Listen now: Our College, Your Voices Podcast: Student Success Commitments - Student Edition episode


Faculty

  • Interact with student by name by first class/end of first week 
  • Monitor student behavior and progress closely and intervene immediately, including providing timely feedback on assignment/exams so students can make changes to their learning practices 
  • Initiate one-on-one and frequent communications with students early in semester, and maintain communication throughout the semester 
  • Conduct highly structured courses with penalties for missed exams and assignments but be flexible when appropriate 
  • Know your campus resources and direct students to them when needed 

Listen now: Our College, Your Voices Podcast: Student Success Commitments - Faculty Edition episode


Staff

  • Make eye contact, smile, and say hello to everyone on campus 
  • Celebrate positive student behavior and intervene when vulnerable behavior is noticed 
  • Engage with students, staff, and faculty - establish a personal connection 
  • Establish clear and coherent practices and processes for students – eliminate barriers and make others aware when needed 
  • Know your campus resources and direct students to them when needed 

Listen now: Our College, Your Voices Podcast: Student Success Commitments - Staff Edition episode


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