The Student SOS works to improve student success outcomes at FIU. They implement high impact student success solutions by providing actionable data, conducting targeted outreach, and facilitating cross-college collaboration. The Student SOS is made up of two teams operating under three pillars.
Strategic Initiatives and Data Coaching
The Strategic Initiatives and Data Coaching (SIDC) team facilitates strategic, data-driven initiatives designed to increase retention and graduation. They provide actionable data to partners in ROAR, College Success Teams, and ACS Workgroups to improve university-wide student success outcomes. They work to identify and remove institutional barriers to undergraduate student retention, progression, and graduation.
Retention Outreach and Advising Resources
The Retention Outreach and Advising Resources (ROAR) team works directly with students in academic distress to remove barriers to success and identify pathways that will facilitate progression and timely graduation. They also coordinate university-wide advising initiatives and provide training and professional development for the advising community.
SIDC and ROAR partner in the areas of 1) Retention and Graduation Initiatives, 2) Progression Initiatives, and 3) Academic Operations (such as University Course Offerings and Advising Support).