Charge

  • To succeed, the working group must recognize the strength of diverse communities and perspectives.  We must continue and enhance our commitment to creating an inclusive culture in pursuit of our goals of excellence and meeting the needs of the state, nation, and world.
  • Define path to top quartile graduation rates among peers. Improving graduation rates is the most substantive way to maintain affordability of a college degree. Higher graduation rates elevate the value CU delivers to our students and their families and also make CU more attractive to current and prospective students.
    • Review proposals from each campus to determine how they will achieve top quartile graduation rates among peer groups (peers may be updated after reviewing upcoming CCHE study). Special focus should be directed towards steps required to achieve this result for underrepresented minority students and Pell Grant students
    • Identify paths to capture efficiencies from the Tech Enablement working group
    • Recommend action steps that have a demonstrated impact and investments needed to achieve the outcomes
    • Identify metrics to effectively track and evaluate graduation rates and retention for our diverse CU communities 
      • Set specific goals for these metrics; and
      • Define and prioritize action items to become a national leader in this area.

Campus Working Group Leads

CU Boulder
Contact: CUStratGradRetention.Boulder@cu.edu

  • Akirah J. Bradley, EdD, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Mary Kraus, Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education
  • Christina Gonzales, Former Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (October 2019 - January 2020) 

CU Colorado Springs
Contact: CUStratGradRetention.UCCS@cu.edu

  • Brett Fugate, Director, Academic Advising
  • Susan Taylor, Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education & Academic Planning and Professor of English

CU Denver
Contact: CUStratGradRetention.Denver@cu.edu

  • Richard Allen, Associate Dean of Teaching, Learning, & Curriculum, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Linda Bowman, Interim Vice Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor