USG Strategy 2.1: Change institutional culture to emphasize taking full-time course loads (15 or more credits per semester) to earn degrees ‘on-time.’
USG Strategy 3.4. Offer block schedules for students in meta-majors or majors for the first semester or first year.
Provide both a range of high impact curricular opportunities, including service learning, undergraduate research, study abroad, internships, a first-year experience, and learning communities, and additional resources such as supplemental instruction, flipped classrooms, and open educational resources to promote student success
Graduation coaches work directly with students and provide support, encouragement, and assistance that goes beyond traditional, academic advising.
Requiring all students to choose a meta-major puts students on a path to degree that allows for flexibility in future specialization in a particular program of study, while also ensuring the applicability of early course credits to their final majors. Implemented in conjunction with major maps, block scheduling, and freshman learning communities, meta-majors provide clarity and direction in what would otherwise be a confusing and unstructured registration process.
Decrease excess credits earned on the path to getting a degree