To further The University of Alabama’s mission and vision, the Capstone is committed in creating environments that ensure all students have opportunities to be successful.
Definition of Student Success
Students at The University of Alabama are successful when they engage in meaningful ways with their peers, the community, and their academic environment, while setting and attaining academic, personal, and career goals. They will exhibit strong critical thinking and analytical problem-solving skills, engage in collaboration with others, accept responsibility for their decisions and actions, and apply knowledge in real world contexts. These students will be self-aware, resilient, responsible, and will understand and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful students will gain the experiences, knowledge, and skills to contribute to the state, the nation, and the world through their chosen profession and civic involvement.
Project Rising Tide, a component of Student Success at The University of Alabama, uses evidence-based learning strategies to develop our students’ critical analytical skills enabling our students to achieve their academic goals while becoming lifelong learners.
The University of Alabama commits to identifying the individual needs of our students and offering the support and programs necessary for them to achieve success. To assist students effectively, we will communicate and share consistent information about available resources and opportunities. We value all students, and we will provide environments that encourage lifelong learning and demonstrate respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The University of Alabama will identify and utilize multiple measures to gauge student success and will use this information to make decisions about programs and services to improve student engagement as well as retention and graduation rates.