Student Success & Retention

This newly created office on Widener University's Main Campus provides support to all undergraduate day school students.

Our office works closely with all undergraduate academic divisions, student services, and the student body to promote academic and social success. Along with the assistance of the Academic Support Services staff, we monitor the academic progress of the freshman class.

As part of this initiative our department oversees the implementation of the MAP-Works program which provides alerts for all at-risk freshman undergraduate day school students. Our office — with the assistance of faculty and staff — works to address all feedback the office deems as placing the student at-risk of not being retained at Widener University.

These at-risk indicators could be academic, social, or financial.

The Office of Student Success and Retention oversees the following:

  • Implementation of the MAP-Works Program on Widener University's Main Campus
  • Daily review of all MAP-Works alerts and the dissemination of alerts to the proper Widener University faculty or staff member
  • Facilitate the MAP-Works Freshman Transition Survey following the third week of classes in the fall semester
  • Monitor the Widener University Early Assessment program at the sixth week of both the fall and spring semesters
  • Evaluate programming and outreach methods at the end of each semester through retention rates, MAP-Works student survey response rates, and reporting of concerns by faculty and staff in the MAP- Works system
  • On-going training of both faculty and staff in the use and utilization of the MAP-Works system.