CLASP partners with existing student services to support retention and degree completion goals. CLASP is designed to address the retention and degree completion rates of first-generation, multicultural, low-income, or otherwise underrepresented students in three distinct ways:
- Helps students identify the hidden curriculum and practice mediating it with the confidence and competence needed to interpret and navigate the unspoken expectations of the university. CLASP is explicit about how to critically navigate these systems to increase student success and achievement.
- Supports the faculty who teach key introductory courses. Faculty participate in professional development opportunities that explore the connection between pedagogy and retention of underrepresented students.
- Bridges educational opportunity programs with academic departments to facilitate a holistic approach to student learning and development.
Faculty who wish to get involved can contact us here.
More information about how these goals came to be is found here.