Student Success Fee

Academic Support

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Academic Support

Students need high-tech classrooms, accessible library and tutoring services, and opportunities to get involved in their department. This support helps them achieve both personal and academic success. Read below for the ways that the Student Success Fee makes all of this possible.


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Improving the Classroom Experience

Adding more high demand courses

Every term, we look at courses that fill up as students register, often leaving many students on waitlists. We used this data in 2021-22 to add 50 courses in the fall semester and 51 courses in the spring semester. This information is used in the future to offer classes students need to stay on track for graduation. 

Replacing and updating equipment

Students need to learn how to use the tools they’ll need on the job after graduation. In the 2021-22 year, there were almost 25 projects across campus to modernize learning environments. Examples include new hyflex classrooms, expanding the success of the Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, and raised bed sewing machines for the Footware Design and Merchandising program.  

Bringing the classroom to life

In 2021-22, the fee funded 29 faculty projects where students embraced our learn-by-doing culture. Examples include collaborative audiobooks of Hispanic and Chicano authors in the United States, the College of Engineering podcast, and an on-campus wildlife learning experience.


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Supporting Your Academic Success

Expanding library hours and research desk services

The Library continues to adapt to students' learning needs. In 2021-22, the fee supported approximately 940 hours of student assistant time to provide expanded hours during the fall semester. Visit the Library website to learn more about the online resources available to all students.

Increasing free Learning Resource Center tutoring support

The Learning Resource Center is the university’s flagship tutoring center. Tutors can help with homework questions and strengthening writing assignments. Students can even brush up on their time management skills or find ways to get motivated. In 2021-22, 66 LRC tutors connected with over 6,000 students across all colleges and majors. The LRC continued to offer Zoom and online tutoring.  

Evaluating student learning

CPP’s faculty and staff want to know what works and what needs improvement, whether it’s a homework assignment or an entire program. Faculty and staff assess student learning all year long. The fee has funded expenses related to staff and faculty development as well as ongoing assessment activities. In 2021-22, this also included an effort to assess General Education. 

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Enriching Your Path to Graduation

Implementing new first-year programs

We’ve ramped up programs that support students in the sciences, offer coaching and peer mentoring, and connect students to the campus community in a virtual format. These programs include the STEM Success Program, Maximizing Engineering Potential, Bronco Scholars, PolyTransfer, First Year Experience, the Student Innovation Idea Lab, I AM FIRST, RAMP, and Take 30

Expanding academic advising services

Each college has a center where advisors help students plan long-term academic success and navigate university policies and processes. Over 2021-22, funding provided each College Student Success Center with workshops, drop-in hours, and assistance with advising tools and appointments. The Bronco Advising Center advisors also support students with general academic advising services and the Undeclared student community. Additionally, funding was deployed for staff development to ensure that staff is updated on best practices related to student success and inclusivity. 

Creating additional opportunities for student support/department involvement

Over 50 academic departments on campus continued to offer a wealth of activities for their students to participate in. This includes hiring student peer mentors, discipline-related conferences, industry speakers and seminars, and virtual graduation celebrations.