Success Matters

For Faculty

What is the Success Matters program?

Success Matters connects The Learning Center, The Office of Student Affairs, and the Registrar's Office with Central faculty and staff members to connect students with relevant and timely resources. Success Matters provides an official channel to share concerns regarding students.

Why Success Matters?

Student Success Matters at Central! This program identifies students who are struggling during the semester and allows us to intervene early. Faculty and staff can now track the progress of a submission, and determine what resources the student has been connected with following their appointment or interaction with the relevant department.
Success Matters connects students with assistance and resources that increase their network of support and chances of success.

  • Improving the likelihood that students will persist at Central
  • Improving student effort and academic performance
  • Preventing students from withdrawing from or getting D’s or F’s in their courses

When to refer a student?

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to share a a concern or kudos based on observations during class or interactions with the student. Below are some examples of concerns or kudos:


  • Never Attended Class
  • Poor Academic Performance
  • Poor Attendance
  • Personal Problems
  • Late or Missing Assignments
  • Low Exam/Quiz Scores
  • Poor Class Motivation/Attitude/Lack of Purpose


  • Acceptance into an academic program
  • Major improvements between exams
  • Acceptance of an internship or major professional development opportunity
  • Exceeds all expectations of a particular assignment