Milner's Vision for Student Success
Student success is a complex and dynamic concept that varies from student to student. Milner Library takes a holistic approach to student success by engaging with students where they are in their personal learning process and providing access to information, education, programming, and other resources. The library seeks to understand students' needs and support the many ways that they define success.
We understand our students to be:
- Dynamic people who want to learn and grow both as scholars and global citizens and develop connections between their academic and personal lives
- Diverse, unique, creative people who want to learn and discover within a supportive, welcoming environment where they feel a sense of belonging
- People whose opinions matter and who can help us shape library collections and services through their feedback and preferences
With this understanding of our students, we have identified guiding principles to support student success and the development of an ongoing passion for learning:
We value the diverse strengths and identities of our students.
We recognize that to succeed, students need to see themselves and their work reflected in Milner Library’s atmosphere, spaces, services, and collections.
We strive to create equitable and inclusive practices.
The library commits to uphold equity, diversity and inclusion to create an environment that is welcoming, affirming, and inspirational.
We collaborate and partner.
Our approach to student success is inherently relational and collaborative, with contributions from students, faculty, staff, and campus organizations to promote equitable access to library services and reduce barriers to learning.
We assess to make impactful decisions and responsive change.
Milner Library commits to ongoing and interactive assessment that listens and responds to students’ needs, helping them learn, grow, and engage in deep and transformative ways.