TOUR, the Task
Force on Undergraduate Retention/Persistence, began its work on September 29, 2017, with its inaugural group meeting.
In order to progress toward meeting the TOUR charge, three subcommittees were created, and, during the month of October, they organized and analyzed data in the following areas:
This subcommittee work produced detailed results, which are available for viewing online:
Members of the university community are welcome to submit additional information related to these topics by e-mailing TOURfirstname.lastname@example.org.
With subcommittee data collection complete, TOUR is now in the next phase of work, which includes engaging undergraduate students in additional data collection, and refining and further researching common themes that have emerged as a result of subcommittee
work. During this phase, we will begin to formulate and refine recommendations to help IUP achieve the goal of increasing undergraduate retention and persistence rates to 80 percent by 2022.