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Persistence Committee

Improving persistence and retention rates is a collective responsibility, which is why the development of a persistence committee structure became a priority for UNG. Improving student retention requires coordinated action by multiple groups. This committee will coordinate institutional persistence efforts, seek to enhance the undergraduate student experience, and promote student success.

Persistence is defined as continued enrollment working towards graduation. According to Tinto (2015), students seek to persist and persistence is a form of motivation. Students have to be persistent in their pursuit of their educations and willing to expend the effort to overcome challenges to reach their goals. The persistence committee exists to coordinate an institutional commitment to a persistence mindset and student success.

Goals:

  • Increase overall undergraduate one-year persistence
  • Identify institutional barriers to student persistence
  • Deliver real-time data from Institutional Research and Civitas (persistence prediction tool)
  • Coordinate communication and intervention programs supporting student success
  • Identify persistence early warning signs for groups and individual students

Contact Information

Michelle Eaton
Director, Enrollment Management Student Success
706-867-2893

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