Categories and Key Word Examples

Curricular – Assessments of credit bearing programs and policies (academic policies, credit recovery courses, early performance feedback, campus connections)
Co-Curricular – Reports focusing on non-credit bearing programs and policies (advising, honors, residence life, SDPS programs)
Equity and Access –  Assessments of programs/policies intentionally aimed to increase equity in student outcomes and access to CSU (rams against hunger, financial aid, net cost analysis)
Reports on programs that are considered a high impact practice in the national literature (learning communities, UG research, first year seminars)
High-impact Practices – Reports on programs that are considered a high impact practice in the national literature (learning communities, UG research, first year seminars)
Pre-Admit Characteristics – Reports that explore the attributes students arrive at CSU with and the correlates with success at CSU (students recommended for support, pre-admit characteristics, HS GPA vs Index)
Student Success – Reports in the student success category focus on metrics like graduation and retention rates in order to compare these rates across different programs or support activities. Metrics might also include credit accumulation and GPA or probation rates.

Search Research Briefs

ENcourage Engineering Summer Math Program

The ENcourage Engineering Math Program is a summer program intended to help incoming engineering students who did not test “calculus ready” through the math placement tool to improve pre-calculus math skills. Students in the college have higher success rates when calculus

Campus Connections

Campus Connections (CC) is a multidisciplinary service learning course at CSU where undergraduate students serve as mentors to youth. Students from all majors work one-on-one with youth ranging from 11-18 to tackle a broad range of challenges. Youth are referred

Education Abroad

These studies explore the relationship with study abroad (SA) participation and graduation outcomes, namely to understand whether participating in study abroad significantly hinders graduation rates or time to graduation.  The most recent study found SA students who persisted to their

Key Communities

The Key Communities are highly diverse first- and second-year learning communities designed to help CSU achieve its student success goals. Key is an effective way to support graduation for all students but particularly among historically underserved populations. First-year Key students

First-Year Seminar Associations With Student Success

The January 2018 report explores the associations between participating in a first-year (FY) seminar and various measures of student success in the context of proposing a university-wide seminar requirement. This report also explores these associations excluding Key and Honor’s students.

Career Center

Overall, about one in 10 new students visit the Career Center in their first year and are more likely to report participating in an internship, co-op, or other work-related activity. Career services users are more likely to be nonresidents and non users

Learning Communities

Learning Communities (LCs) at Colorado State University are a high-impact practice that bring strategically defined cohorts of students together around a common purpose to enrich learning, provide a sense of community, and empower them to become engaged campus and global