The first-year experience has long been recognized as the foundation of student learning and success. Slippery Rock University (SRU) offers an array of initiatives to help first-year students make a successful transition to higher education. How Slippery Rock University structures the campus environment for new students plays a critical role in determining how students spend their time on campus, how they engage in learning, and whether they return for the second year or even the next semester.
Foundations of Excellence
The Foundations of Excellence Project is a guided self-study and improvement process for the first college year that enhances an institution's ability to realize its goals for student learning, engagement, and success. For reports, contact Enrollment Services.
FYI Survey institutional satisfaction ratings were significantly higher for Slippery Rock University students on ALL questions which comprise this factor as compared to each of the comparison groups (Select 6, Carnegie Class, All Institutions). The statements of satisfaction with the university include the following statements:
- Student would recommend this University to a friend;
- Student wants to return to this University for next term;
- Student's college experience was a positive experience;
- Student's college experience was a high-quality learning experience; and
- Comparing expense with the quality of education: Value of the investment made in the education at Slippery Rock University.
2013 Comparison and Demographic Reports
For reports, contact Cathy Brinjak, Assistant Professor and Director of FYRST Seminar & Academic Advisement Center, at 724.738.2735 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAP-Works is an assessment system designed to enhance a student's ability to make a successful transition to college. MAP-Works enables student success by providing customized, relevant information to students and by alerting faculty/staff so that they can initiate proactive intervention to reduce a student's risk of failure and to help students get the most out of their college experience.