On the Same Page? Administrator and Faculty Views on What Shapes College Learning and Student Success

Based on a national survey of higher education professionals across campus roles and institutional types, this report examines how undergraduate learning and student success are shaped by an institution’s common learning outcomes and commitment to equity, as well as by specific educational experiences and assessment practices. The findings indicate divergences in views among stakeholder groups and striking levels of uncertainty among faculty members, in particular, with regard to a range of campus practices and areas of emphasis. The report also demonstrates a consensus across all stakeholder groups on the importance of certain mindsets, aptitudes, and dispositions as essential outcomes of college, in addition to a dearth of goal-setting to close equity gaps.