Navigating student success: learning from the higher education landscape Academic Article uri icon


  • Purpose This paper aims to demonstrate the variety of ways institutions and their libraries approach student success both conceptionally and operationally. Design/methodology/approach Librarians from nine different institutions of higher education were given a series of questions about student success on their campuses and in their libraries. They responded with written essays describing their experiences and perspectives. Findings The contributed pieces are collected together and display a shared interest in defining student success, aligning strategic planning with student success initiatives and establishing (and assessing) strong infrastructure to support student success. Originality/value These examples help us observe what is happening throughout higher education and see potential paths forward at our own institutions engaged in this work.

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altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Deeken, L., Press, M., Pusnik, A. T., Birkenhauer, L., Floyd, N., Miller, L., ... Bednar, M.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Deeken, Lynn||Press, Meggan||Pusnik, Angie Thorpe||Birkenhauer, Laura||Floyd, Nate||Miller, Lindsay||Revelle, Andrew||Spraetz, Jaclyn||Riehman-Murphy, Christina||Flynn, Christie||Gerrity, Caitlin||Graves, Stephanie J||LeMire, Sarah||Pemberton, Anne||Yeager, Vonzell DeRico||Bednar, Magen

publication date

  • August 2019