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Foundations of Excellence

A Project on First-Year Students continues in 2014-15

Last year, more than 120 members of the Roosevelt University community -- faculty, staff and students -- took part in our Foundations of Excellence self-study, part of a nationwide project run by the Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education.

The self-study process is all about academic excellence – broadly defined. That certainly includes excellence in the classroom but also encompasses everything that makes up students’ experience of the university in their first year, from recruitment through advising, courses, co-curricular activities and housing. Nine committees gathered information, reviewed research and offered more than 100 recommendations, which were reviewed and ranked by anyone in the RU community who wished to take part.

In the coming year, a  new First-Year Task Force will tackle the report's recommendations and devise a plan for moving forward. If you want to know more, watch for the link to our overall report on the self-study and the individual reports from the nine self-study committees.

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Co-chairs, RU Foundations of Excellence

Linda Jones
Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Amanda Wornhoff
Interim Director of English Composition, Department of Literature and Languages