Office of the Provost - Academic Roadmap

Charting our progress

Our success as an institution of liberal arts and sciences can be chiefly evaluated by measurable increases in SUU student success (1-6), and by working toward specific administrative objectives (7-10).

  1. Fall-to-fall retention rate increases
  2. Freshman six-year graduation rate increases
  3. 10-year average % of students finding employment increases
  4. 10-year average % of students continuing their education increases
  5. Admissions selectivity increases
  6. New freshman average ACT score increases
  7. Faculty & Staff salaries reach 100% CUPA average
  8. Reduce number of faculty teaching on overload
  9. Student–Faculty ratio becomes more favorable
  10. Number of classes with fewer than 30 students increases

Progress Report

Key Performance Indicators

Item 1: Fall to Fall retention increased from 63.5% Fall 2008 to 65.7% for the Fall 2011 cohort

Item 2: Six-year graduation rate increased from 39.5% for the Fall 2003 cohort to 45.0% for the Fall 2006 cohort.

Item 3: No data available yet

Item 4: No data available yet

Item 5: Admissions: Average Admission Index for new freshmen increased from 105.72 in 2009 to 110.51 in fall 2012 and Average High School GPA increased from 3.39 in fall 2009 to 3.51 in 2012.

Item 6: New freshman average ACT score was 21.84 in fall 2009 and 23.12 in fall 2012

Item 7: SUU Faculty and Staff salaries increase from the average of 90% of CUPA in 2009 to 93% of CUPA in 2013**** (CUPA = College and University Professional Association).

Item 8: No data available yet

Item 9: The student-faculty ratio decreased from 20.3 in 2009-10 to 18.6 in 2011-12. The number of full-time faculty increased from 216 in fall 2009 to 254 in fall 2012.

Item 10: In 2009-10 60.5% of the undergraduate lecture classes had less than 30 students and in 2012-13 67.4% of the undergraduate lecture classes had less than 30 students.