Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience

Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience

View Middle States Higher Education Standards' Criteria

Across all educational experiences, settings, levels, and instructional modalities, the institution recruits and admits students whose interests, abilities, experiences, and goals are congruent with its mission and educational offerings. The institution commits to student retention, persistence, completion, and success through a coherent and effective support system sustained by qualified professionals, which enhances the quality of the learning environment, contributes to the educational experience, and fosters student success.

Workgroup Members:

IV - Support of the Student Experience

*Shelby Potts

Director, Admissions


**PIR Support

*Bernice Brezina

Academic Dean, Business, Technology, and Public Service


David Jones

Director II, Advising, Career, and Transfer Services


Erika Fisher

Student Life Coordinator


Caleb Craft

System Administrator


Christopher Gransberry

Assistant Professor, Health Sciences


Tora Wright

Career Technology and Education Coordinator


Michael Suwak

Professor, Writing


Ashley Karwowski

Student, Class of 2022


Antonia Davis



Anita Mills



**Joseph Barton

Interim Assistant Director, PIR


Lines of Inquiry:

The Working Group for Standard IV is tasked to find evidence and draft a narrative to answer the following questions:

  1. How does the college demonstrate a commitment to student success for all learners?
  2. How does the college foster and assess student success? How is disaggregated data utilized to measure student success?
  3. How does the college work as one cohesive entity to efficiently support student success?
  4. How does the college intentionally attract diverse and qualified faculty and staff?
  5. How does the Division of Student Equity and Success (SES) enhance the learning environment and support student success for all learners?
  6. After researching the above questions, how can CSM improve in any of these areas?
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