The central purpose of the SSC is to increase the retention and graduation of Western students by improving student achievement. We also expect that the SSC will help shorten time to degree and keep more students in good standing with federal and state financial aid requirements.
Use of the SSC helps fulfill two of Western’s Strategic goals:
- Expand student access to rigorous and engaging baccalaureate and graduate education.
- Serve as a model for institutional effectiveness, innovation, diversity, and sustainability.
Western was one of 22 universities in the initial cohort of the SSC beginning in January 2013. We are now one of more than 100 institutions who are using the platform.