Student engagement, defined as meaningful interactions by students, is one of the key factors in retaining and graduating college students second only to academic preparation and motivation.
Student engagement has two key components:
- The amount of time students invests in their studies and activities.
- The ways the institution allocates resources and organizes learning opportunities to engage students.
Some of the widely known student engagement indicators include faculty and staff contact, active learning, feedback and high expectations.
The Division of Student Affairs will:
- Define learning as a comprehensive, holistic, transformative activity that integrates academic learning and student development
- Intentionally create student learning outcomes for our programs and services
- Engage students in enriching learning opportunities outside the classroom
- Involve the creation of opportunities to encourage active learning, involvement and discovery to foster engagement and a seamless educational environment.