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Torch Bearer

Measuring Our Progress

Strategic Vision: Five-Year Transformational Metrics

The university’s Strategic Vision suggests the following indicators to measure the progress of the overall Cultivating the Volunteer Experience goal area:

  • Increase student first-to-second-year retention from 88% to 90%
    • Paying special attention to the persistence of first-generation, low-income students, Students of Color, and student veterans
  • Achieve student participation in high-impact educational practices of 80%
  • At least 50% of UT undergraduates participate in the Volunteer Experience

Assessment Plan

To assess and evaluate our progress across efforts within the Volunteer Experience initiative, UT has appointed Patrick Biddix, professor in the department of educational leadership & policy studies, to serve as assessment coordinator. In this role, Biddix is guiding the assessment of both student learning and program effectiveness in the following areas:

  • Student Success Grants
  • Student Well-Being
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Other Projects Supporting University Efforts