Goal 1

Prepare highly motivated and culturally adaptive graduates who are competitive in a global economy and support societal values.

    

    

Fiscal Year 2017 Results

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment has experienced an increase in overall retention and graduation rates following implementation of a strategic three-way interaction between mutually supportive groups: 1) the Center for Student Success, 2) the Academic Coordinator team embedded within individual undergraduate programs, 3) the Undergraduate Student Success Team.

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment has experienced an increase in overall retention and graduation rates following implementation of a strategic three-way interaction between mutually supportive groups: 1) the Center for Student Success,2) the Academic Coordinator team embedded within individual undergraduate programs, 3) the Undergraduate Student Success Team.

Of the undergraduate students responding to the 2017 exit survey immediately following graduation, 41% had already accepted a job offer and 23% had been admitted to a graduate or professional school. Student satisfaction with the quality of advising and instruction they received in was high, with 82% reporting an exceptional or good experience with advising and 75% reporting that the teaching in their major was extremely or very effective.

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment experienced a 19.4% increase in underrepresented minority proportion of entering first-year students, surpassing our goal of a 12% increase by 2020.

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Office of Philanthropy and Alumni increased fiscal year 2017 commitments by 301% over the prior year, allowing the college to develop new opportunities for student support, academic enrichment, and professional development at the undergraduate and graduate student levels.

Goal 1 Microgoals

Goal 1A: By June 2016, a task force will be appointed to design and implement a system that ensures both undergraduate and graduate student success through recruitment, advising, student success initiatives and programming, and enhancements to the student life cycle. 

Goal 1B: Starting in 2016, track perceptions and assessments of College graduates' preparation to be competitive in a global economy.

Goal 1C: By 2020, the diversity of undergraduate students recruited to CAFE will increase by 12 percent. The diversity of each class will be maintained through graduation. 

Goal 1D: Triple the number of distance-learning courses at the undergraduate level by 2018, and by 2020 quadruple the number of distance learning offerings and implement an online master’s degree aimed at Extension agents.

Goal 1E: The CAFE Office for Advancement will increase the availability of funding for student enhancement and professional development activities such as scholarships, alumni contact, and an active professional social media presence.