• Volunteer to teach a course where first-year students are the primary enrollees
  • Ask your students if they are involved on campus
  • Set high expectations for your students and push them and support them to achieve greatness
  • Familiarize yourself with campus resources to coach students as needed
  • Apply to be in the IMPACT program
  • Conduct research on students learning and/or success within your discipline
  • Submit mid-term grade reports as a feedback mechanism to your students
  • Understand how the courses you teach connect to other courses in a students' major
  • Incorporate Course Signals into your class
  • Serve as an advisor for a student organization
  • Attend a workshop put on by the Center for Instructional Excellence to hear new ideas on teaching and learning
  • Share your innovative ideas for improving student success with your colleagues and peers
  • Partner with a colleague to create a Learning Community around your research and courses
  • Join a committee focused on the FOE recommendations. Contact Daphne Koch to discuss opportunities


  • Ask students how they are doing in courses. Refer them to academic support resources as needed.
  • Suggest ways for students to become involved on campus
  • Help explain policies and procedures that may be confusing to a first-time student.
  • Join a FOE committee. Contact Jared Tippets to find out about opportunities.


  • Serve on a committee or participate in a focus group. Contact Jared Tippets to find out about opportunities
  • Become familiar with Purdue's academic support resources.
  • Meet with an academic advisor periodically to check on your progress on your degree plan.
  • Participate in a campus organization or other leadership opportunity
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