Mission Statement

SMU-in-Four is a Quality Enhancement Plan that aims to increase first-year student retention and graduation rates within four years by improving undergraduate learning environment while also reducing equity gaps. We believe that by prioritizing our three pillars of academic advising, early alerts, and first-year and gateway courses, to achieve these goals.


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Molly Ellis, Ph.D

Co-Director, SMU in Four

Associate Director of Learning Analytics & Student Success
Center of Teaching Excellence

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Dustin Grabsch, Ph.D.

Co-Director, SMU in Four

Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education & Academic
Success Student Academic Engagement & Success

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The SMU in Four initiative has over 65 rostered members on three pillar working groups, three steering committees, and three support teams. We're happy to connect you with the right person or group. Use our departmental email for the quickest reply. 

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