Research suggests that quality faculty interaction is the most important factor in student motivation and involvement. The Three Week Project is a recommended set of simple activities that faculty can do during the first three weeks of the semester to greatly enhance your student's chances for success.
Faculty are at the heart of the university and their interactions with students are key to student success. I enthusiastically support the Three Week Project.
This initiative is an opportunity to strengthen connections between faculty and students and to provide additional support for students early in the semester. There is research to support that everything on the checklist makes a difference in student retention and success.
I encourage you to consider the checklist and implement as many of the elements of the Three Week Project into your classes as you are able. With your attention to this initiative, we can make a difference in UVU students being serious about, and engaged in, their studies.