SP2.5: EASSE into Premier: Expanding Academic Skills and Support in English

The University has seen significant progress in this project in 2014-15. Official approval has been granted to change the name of the program to the English Language Institute, in keeping with national best practices. For administrative reasons, the name change will be implemented in 2015-16. Several new courses were developed and offered to help international students improve their linguistic skills and maintain continuous registration. New mandatory English-language placement testing for international students was accepted for implementation for the incoming Fall 2015 class. Additional instructors were hired to augment course offerings, and the tutoring and course-assistant programs were each strengthened.

Goals advanced under this project are:

  1. Build a dynamic and transformative learning community
  2. Increase four-year graduation rate
  3. Enhance the University’s Cultural Impact on the Global Community

The indicators of success for these goals are:

Milestones completed since last report:

Last Updated: 9/12/14