Quest for Student Success 2025 Archive

Quest 2025 Development Committee 2018

  • Mark Byrnes, Provost; Committee Chair
  • Joe Bales, Vice President for University Advancement
  • David Butler, Vice Provost for Research and Dean, College of Graduate Studies
  • Jeff Gibson, Professor and Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Joey Gray, 2017-18 Faculty Senate President
  • Mary Hoffschwelle, Professor, Department of History and Director, MT Engage
  • Faye Johnson, Associate Provost for Strategic Planning and Partnerships
  • Marva Lucas, Professor and Chair, Department of University Studies
  • Susan Myers-Shirk, Professor, Department of History; Director, General Education
  • Ken Paulson, Dean, College of Media and Entertainment
  • David Schmidt, Vice Provost for International Affairs
  • Deb Sells, Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice Provost for Academic and Enrollment Services
  • Rick Sluder, Vice Provost for Student Success and Dean, University College
  • Data Resources:  Chris Brewer and Sylvia Collins, Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research


Set direction for the Quest for Student Success: with Distinction for the next seven years

  1. Determine goals
  2. Set “distinction” benchmark(s)/outcome(s)
  3. Establish quantifiable success measures
  4. Establish qualitative success measures
  5. Define baseline institutional impact measures


November 15  President appointed committee to revisit Quest for Student Success
December 6 Organization meeting
March 5 Working Concept Completed
March 7 Working Concept to Deans for Review and Comment
April 9 Deans meeting to review working concept
May 15 Working Draft 1 Completed
July 5 Share Draft with Deans
July 11 Deans’ Meeting to Discuss Working Draft 1
August 7 Submit Draft to President
August 10 Share Draft with President’s Student Success Team
September 5 Post revised draft to University community for review and comment
September 26-27 University Forums in Faculty Senate Chambers: 
Wed, Sept 26, 2:00PM and Thurs, Sept 27, 3:00PM
October 8 Submit Final Plan to University Planning Committee for Approval
October 8        Submit Final Plan to President for Approval
October 22 Post and Implement Final Plan
November 13 Notify Academic Affairs, Student Life & Athletics Committee



Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research

Career Development Center Consultant Report

The Chronicle of Higher Education 

APLU Council on Engagement and Outreach

  • “The Centrality of Engagement in Higher Education” August 2015


The Education Trust

Lumina Foundation

Bloomberg Businessweek