There was no shortage of challenges for universities around the country during the transition from in-person instruction to remote, but in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) case, academic outcomes improved for many Mavericks. UNO Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Sarah Edwards, joined Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., for the latest installment of Maverick Minute where they discussed the ways UNO faculty and staff have worked with students to achieve academic success through the spring and summer.
UNO’s upward 10-year trend of academic success continued in the spring semester, adding an additional 2% of students (86-88%) earning an A, B or pass for their coursework.
By expanding the availability of Credit/No-Credit (CR/NC) courses, 500 students more than usual took advantage of the CR/NC option.
A and B rates increased by 6% over last spring’s numbers, while probation and suspension numbers were down by 23%.
"Faculty and staff pivoted with compassion and intentionality," Edwards said during her discussion with Gold. "And that intentionality was critical because there are some universities and colleges that did not fare well this spring and this summer and we simply did."
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.