Engineering Student Success Center

2022-2025 Blueprint for Student Success

The Engineering Student Success Center is a team of staff in the College of Engineering who work passionately and tirelessly to support our students. We do this through a variety of programs, initiatives, activities, and one-on-one engagement with students. The center was created in 2012 through a grant from the State of Kansas. In 2021, the center began an extensive strategic planning process to create a plan for elevating student success in the coming years. Below is our Blueprint for Student Success. Meet the team that is working every day to bring this plan to life.

***We are in the process of finalizing our 2022-2025 plan. Full plan details will be updated here in July 2022.***

Introduction

Our Vision, Mission, & Values

Vision

What we aspire to become

We are a national model for student success in which engineering and computing students are empowered to take ownership of their educational experience and achieve academic and career excellence.

Mission

What we do; our purpose

We provide an unmatched college experience by fostering a welcoming community for current and future students to build confidence and create meaningful connections; to develop academic, personal, and professional skills; and to receive the resources and support needed to be successful in achieving their educational goals.

Values

What we believe in and care about

Student Focused

We develop authentic relationships with students and provide a supportive environment for them to thrive. We support students individually and holistically, and we enhance the student experience through meaningful engagement with our programs and staff.

Collaboration

We cultivate relationships with university, community, and industry stakeholders to enhance opportunities for our students. We build networks of collaborations and partnerships to meet our students’ needs.

Quality

We are committed to excellence and high standards for serving students. We take pride in our work and exceed expectations in providing quality educational opportunities and helpful service.

Diversity & Inclusion

We value the diversity of our students. We provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for students of all backgrounds and identities and embrace them for who they are.

Our Strategic Focus Areas

Focus areas are the strategic initiatives around which we will organize our work and allocate our resources. Through the planning process, we identified four focus areas that will position us to most effectively pursue our mission, live out our values, and make progress toward our vision.

Strategic Focus Area #1: Outreach & Recruitment

Objectives:

 
Objective Alignment to University Goals
Cultivate robust partnerships with USD 259 and Wichita area school districts to engage more underrepresented and underserved students in STEM.

University Strategic Plan

 

Strategic Enrollment Plan

 

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Plan

 

Increase the undergraduate applicant pool and percent of admits who matriculate to the College of Engineering, including overall matriculation and that of underrepresented and underserved students.

University Strategic Plan

 

Strategic Enrollment Plan

 

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Plan

 

Dashboard Measures:

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Strategic Focus Area #2: Student Engagement & Support

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Increase the number of students engaging with ESSC programs, staff, and activities.  
Connect all students served by the ESSC with the resources they need to be supported and successful.  

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Strategic Focus Area #3: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

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Foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for students of all backgrounds and identities.  
Create networks and resource systems for underrepresented and underserved students to have equitable experiences through the ESSC.  

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Strategic Focus Area #4: Career & Professional Development

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Coordinate activities and experiences for College of Engineering students to build the critical competencies necessary for career and life success.  

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