To accomplish work in all five focal areas, the USSI Steering Committee convened five subcommittees. The co-chairs of each subcommittee are representatives from offices and positions across campus to provide a diverse perspective to achieve the goals and initiatives of the USSI. The sub-committee co-chairs sit on the Steering Committee bringing that group to 24 members. The design and implementation of special initiatives to advance student success - in appropriate collaboration with colleges and central administrative units - are primarily the responsibility of the subcommittees. The subcommittees are designed to move change through the institution in a networked way.
The FAS Subcommittee’s work to date has focused on overall programmatic excellence regarding Financial Aid and Scholarship programs via:
The FAS Subcommittee recognizes the excellent work of the existing Beaver Completion Grant program:
The TE Subcommittee recognizes the importance of social belonging efforts established to normalize the struggling of transitioning students and foster helpful connections.
The TE Subcommittee is considering the recommendation to identify dedicated personnel (welcome week steering committee) to assess, re-imagine if appropriate, and coordinate efforts across campus related to Welcome Week.