Faculty Handbook

I. Retention

When instructors develop concerns about the academic progress, general well-being, or retention of a student, they should send an alert through Pharos, also known as the SOS system. The link to this website is available at the top of the faculty portal. Once an alert has been sent, the Director of Retention works with the SOS committee to ensure that students receive support and assistance.

Student retention is important not only to the financial health of the institution, but also to the fulfillment of our mission. Student persistence to graduation is a fundamental goal that speaks to the effectiveness of the educational endeavor in which we are collectively engaged. For these reasons, student retention is everyone’s concern.