Student Success

Provost’s Student Success Research/Practitioner Collaborative

In August 2019, Pitt established a research/practitioner advisory group to ensure that (1) our new student-success initiatives and programs are informed by the latest research and (2) Pitt researchers are aware of the University’s initiatives and programs and can study their effects. Creating a community in which our research is translated into practice—and our practices are studied and learned from—will lead to increases in our public profile, in research publications, and in grant funding.

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  • Serve as a sounding board where practitioners/administrators/instructors present ideas for new interventions/programs
  • Develop best practices for research projects involving Pitt students
  • Inform the design of research projects
  • Catalyze research-practice partnerships between Pitt researchers and practitioners

Subcommittees and Initial Projects

We believe this Collaborative will provide a research-informed, systematic and centralized process for the development and evaluation of important Pitt-specific intervention projects. To begin, the Collaborative will be asked to inform the work of these projects.

Data & Reporting

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