Success Academy for Faculty

Success Academy is a three-semester (summer, fall and spring) selective FLC. Students are invited to join Success Academy by the Office of Admissions based on their Freshman Index score (combination of high school GPA and test scores).

The program provides students with additional guidance to help them make a successful transition from high school through their first year as a college student. As part of Success Academy, students are provided with academic coaches, peer mentors, supplemental instruction leaders, and other extracurricular efforts designed to help provide them with the support they need for a successful first year of college.

For more information about Success Academy, click here or consult the website designed for students. You can also consult presentations submitted at national conferences: NACADA (National Academic Advising Association) and NLCC (National Learning Community Conference).

How can I help?

Success Academy is a more intensive version of the typical FLC, as we are much more hands-on with this population.

Students who participate in this program are fully admitted to the university and are taking courses that will count toward their core requirements. Although they are not taking remedial courses, these students may potentially struggle a bit more than others in your class. This is where we are asking for your assistance.

It is not our intention to create extra work for you in these sections with Success Academy students. Our hope is that you can assist by keeping us in the loop with the progress of these students in your class section. If there are issues with Success Academy students such as a lack of attendance, poor grades, poor behavior in the classroom, or anything else of interest that may require a bit of attention, we ask only that you please contact us to inform us of these issues. Those of us working in First-Year Programs will then contact those students and meet with them as needed to get them back on the right academic track.

All course sections with Success Academy students will receive a Supplement Instruction leader who will attend your class and will support students in small group learning sessions. We ask that you please follow regular procedures with SI. For more information regarding teaching with Supplemental Instruction, click here or contact Savannah White at

We want to thank you in advance for any help you can offer us with our Success Academy students this semester. It is only through strong partnerships between faculty and staff that we will be able to have the most significant positive impact on these students.

If you have any questions about the program or how you can help, please don’t hesitate to contact Jolayna Palm at