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Jan 3, 2019

Episode 15: Student Success Commitments - Faculty Edition


On December 6, 2018, the Ivy Tech Community College State Board of Trustees affirmed those commitments by adopting a resolution about them as a part of their Board meeting.


The Commitments provide concrete examples of how we, as members of the College community, demonstrate our commitment to student success each and every day.  The Commitments were developed with broad-based input and feedback from faculty, staff, and our Student Government Association leaders.


The Student Success Commitments were endorsed by the Student Government Association President’s Council, Faculty Council, Executive Council, Vice Chancellors for Academic Affairs, Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Services, and Vice Chancellors of Student Success, and now that they have been approved, the adoption and implementation of these commitments will require every faculty member, staff, and student to be exposed to the commitments on a regular basis.


There are fifteen commitments in all - five each for students, faculty and staff.  Here is the complete set of Commitments.


Ivy Tech Student Success Commitments


Student success is a shared responsibility between students, 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.





Attend class, learn the names of your instructors, and work to develop a relationship of trust with them

Interact with student by name by first class/end of first week

Make eye contact, smile, and say hello to everyone on campus.

Complete what you start

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

Celebrate positive student behavior and intervene when vulnerable behavior is noticed.

Attempt each assignment

Initiate one-on-one and frequent communications with students early in semester, and maintain communication throughout the semester

Engage with students, staff, and faculty - establish a personal connection

Develop well-organized and disciplined study habits

Conduct highly structured courses with penalties for missed exams and assignments but be flexible when appropriate

Establish clear and coherent practices and processes for students – eliminate barriers and make others aware when needed

Ask questions and be prepared to use campus support resources, such as tutoring or Disability Support Services, when needed

Know your campus resources and direct students to them when needed

Know your campus resources and direct students to them when needed


Call To Action

In each episode, we ask you to engage in a call to action. Our call to action this month - read the commitments.  


Already read through them?  Let us know how you’re engaging with the Commitments by dropping us an email or engaging with me on Twitter.  We’ll give you all the information in just a second.


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