What Matters Most

Engaging the campus community in facilitated discussion of

The Undergraduate Experience

During the Spring 2017 semester, The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most (Felten, et al., 2016) was the focus of campus-wide discussions involving faculty, staff, students, and administrators. The entire campus community was invited to participate in these discussions, which occurred primarily in small groups meeting six times during the semester. The goal of these discussions was to lay the groundwork for meaningful, thoughtful, and intentional strategic planning during 2017-2018 academic year.

  • Small groups of up to 12 participants met six times during the semester, led by a designated facilitator.
  • Groups used the book's framework of six core themes to focus their discussion of "what matters most."
  • Following each meeting, participants responded to a brief survey.
  • Groups were asked to share one idea or recommendation at the conclusion.
Survey Results: Learning Matters
Survey Results: Relationships Matter
Survey Results: Expectations Matter
Survey Results: Alignment Matters
Survey Results: Improvement Matters
Survey Results: Leadership Matters