All Hands on Deck: Partnering with Faculty to Redefine Excellence for Our Students and University

“Professor, I cannot thank you enough for this. You gave me hope! I’ll do my best!” recently emailed Miguel, an FIU first-year student, adding, “[T]his has relieved a great deal of stress.” His professor had written to those who hadn’t submitted a major assignment to ask what happened and offer an opportunity to complete it. Meanwhile, Faculty Senate leaders devised a “Faculty Innovations for Student Success Showcase,” so they can share teaching innovations and results. And 100% of the 32 surveyed faculty left New Faculty Orientation feeling motivated toward and committed to student success. Ho