Assessment of Student Success Units


The Student Success Strategic Framework was developed by the Student Success Team and is aligned with the themes of the Strategic Plan and the university mission and vision.  The framework and assessment of these units will provide measures of continuous improvement that are aligned with the institutional Strategic Plan.  Additionally, the framework identifies Student Success Learning Outcomes that are aligned with the Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) and provide a co-curricular component for ILO assessment.

These units are aligned with themes of the Strategic Plan and the university mission and vision.  As such, assessment of these units will provide measures of continuous improvement towards the objectives of the Strategic Plan.  Additionally, student success units may align with the ILOs and provide a co-curricular component for the General Education curriculum.  Thus, it is critical for all the offices and units under the Division of Student Success to undergo comprehensive assessment of their goals and objectives as well as their alignment to ILOs and to the objectives of the Strategic Plan.

Student Success Strategic Framework

  1. Academic Success – provide the environment, support services and programming to help students maintain good academic standing and develop essential skills
  2. Quality - Use data and professional standards to guide program development, quality and assessment
  3. Collaboration - Seek opportunities to collaborate and create strategic partnerships in support of student success
  4. Communication - Listen to diverse perspectives in search of new ideas and innovative programming; find ways to tell the unique and distinctive story of Student Success at Lincoln University
  5. Leadership – embed leadership skill development and training in co-curricular programming and student employment opportunities within the division. Develop Lincoln Leaders – students and staff

Student Success Learning Outcomes

  1. Self-discovery and Personal Validation – Students develop greater awareness of and appreciation for their strengths, preferences, learning styles and interests. Students exhibit confidence and pride and know how to use talents to best advantage and compensate for areas of weakness.
  2. Ethical Reasoning and Values-driven behavior – Students are able to assess their own ethical values and think about how different ethical perspectives might be applied to ethical dilemmas. Students’ ethical self-identity evolves as they practice ethical decision-making and analyze positions on ethical issues.
  3. Academic Achievement – Students access the available services and develop the necessary habits and skills to be able to navigate the curriculum successfully. Students participate fully in the academic life of the University.
  4. Problem Solving – Students know how to approach problems as a process of designing, evaluating and implementing strategies to answer a question or achieve a desired goal.
  5. Teamwork – Students understand the importance of individual contributions to the teams’ successful functioning and develop the necessary skills to interact with others and contribute effectively to a team effort.
  6. Connection and Belonging – Students develop meaningful connections with other students, faculty and staff at the institution and see themselves as part of a community.

Student Success Assessment Committee

The Student SuccessAssessment Committee consists of student success practitioners who are committed to making a positive contribution to the campus assessment culture and program.  The Committee exists to support all the units and offices within the division of Student Success in conducting effective and meaningful assessment.

Functions of the Committee include: 

  • Establishing, reviewing and updating policies and guidelines related to student success assessment
  • Communicating student success assessment results to the campus community, as appropriate
  • Providing constructive feedback on student success unit assessment
  • Providing support to student success units during the comprehensive review process
  • Providing recommendations for enhancing and improving the student success assessment process
  • Facilitating university wide discussion of assessment results to enhance programs and services
  • Researching assessment best practices in order to communicate them and provide training to student success staff

The Student Success Assessment Committee is comprised of representatives from selected Student Success Units across the campus as well as the Dean of Students (or designee). The committee is chaired by the Director of Assessment and the Assistant Provost of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning serves as an ex-officio member.

Student Success Units

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Intervention Programs
  • ACT 101
  • Admissions
  • AVP SS & Dean of Students
  • AVP SS & Experiential Learning
  • AVP SS & Health & Wellness
  • Career Success
  • Class Deans
  • College Success Center
  • Counseling Services
  • Enrollment Management
  • Financial Aid
  • Health Services
  • International Programs
  • Internships
  • Professional Preparation in STEM
  • Registrar
  • Residence Life
  • SACE Student Success Services and Virtual Learning Centers
  • Spiritual Life
  • Student Life
  • Student Success Services & Learning Centers
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veterans Affairs
  • VP SS & Dean of College
  • Womxn's Center