Student Academic Success

By establishing guided learning pathways that focus on academic preparation, progression, and accomplishment within an area of study and career, Minnesota State will increase and improve student academic success. Guiding principles for this work include:

  • Equitable Outcomes: Close retention and graduation gaps for BI/IPOC, first-generation, and low-income students.
  • Create and sustain pathways to meaningful credentials for new and returning students of all ages across the state.
  • Inclusive Excellence: Maintain and continue to improve high quality programs for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Existing initiatives within Minnesota State that relate to this goal include:

  • Common guided learning pathways framework
  • Developmental education curricula redesign
  • Career Technical Education career pathways from K-12 to postsecondary
  • Discipline-specific transfer pathways from associates to bachelor’s degrees
  • Tackling transfer strategy
  • Credit for prior learning expansion
  • Campus Climate/Student Academic Experience review
  • Cultural competency education for students
  • Culturally responsive curriculum/pedagogy
  • Delivery modes