In 2012, we committed our institution to student success with the development and publication of our Student Success Plan. Since that time, we have increased graduation rates from 60% to 65%, implemented a student lifecycle advising model, and obtained over $1,000,000 in research funding to lead and/or participate in projects related to predictive modeling, advising interventions, goal setting, learning outcomes assessment, and data sharing projects to understand graduate employment outcomes.
Student success is a pillar in our 2016-2021 Strategic Plan and 2017-2020 Strategic Mandate Agreement with the Province. We also recently created a new Policy Framework for Student Success to further embed student success into the culture at Mohawk. This expertise forms the foundation of the new College Student Success Innovation Centre at Mohawk College – the very first research centre uniquely focused on community college student success located on a college campus in Canada.