Using Anti-Deficit and Asset-Based Models to Foster Student Success

Eligibility: Faculty, staff in Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, and other full-time professionals (e.g., advisors, librarians, etc.)

Amount: Each participant will receive $500 in professional development funds

Submission: Online Application

Due Date: Monday, April 10, 2017

Purpose and Description

Less than 60% of college students earn a bachelor's degree within six years in the United States. In response to this education crisis, this Faculty Learning Community (FLC) will expose participants to research on fostering student success in higher education. While first-generation, low-income and racial/ethnic minority students have experienced gains in college admission rates, these student populations continue to be underserved at U.S. colleges and universities.


  • Read and discuss anti-deficit based research
  • Opportunity to co-facilitate meetings
  • Presentation by Dr. Samuel Museus, Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Indiana University on Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Model of College Success
  • Pursue a research, teaching, or service-learning project relevant to their role and responsibilities
  • Meet with One Stop to discuss focus on increasing student success on campus



  • Brittany Aronson, Educational Leadership; Co-Facilitator
  • Gabriela Bermudez, Arts and Science
  • Laura Birkenhauer, Library
  • Christina Carrubba-Whetstine, Educational Leadership
  • George Ironstrack, Myaamia Center
  • Kelley Kimple, Office of Diversity Affairs
  • Lucinda Parmer, Commerce
  • David Perez II, Educational Leadership; Co-Facilitator
  • Gemmicka Piper, Library
  • Ganiva Reyes, Teacher Education
  • Elizabeth Walsh, College of Education, Health and Society
  • John Ward, Student Counseling Service