It’s planned! The Prospect for Success is UNC Charlotte’s plan to engage undergraduate students in a potentially life-changing opportunity for personal and professional growth. The Prospect is designed around three interconnected goals--Intentionality, Curiosity, and Awareness--what might be thought of as the DNA of education.


Commitment to Success is about identifying comprehensive, realistic and meaningful goals and developing intentional strategies to achieve them.

Inquiry is the open-ended pursuit of knowledge which is driven by curiosity.

Cultural Awareness is the understanding of yourself and that of others whose world view and experiences differ.

Prospect for Success involves students, faculty, and staff at UNC Charlotte working together to achieve these goals. Faculty teaching Prospect courses are partnering with support units including the J. Murrey Atkins Library, University Career Center, the University Center for Academic Excellence, the Writing Resources Center and Multicultural Resource Center.

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Preceptor makes impact in LBST class

November 14, 2014

Dr. Carol Higham has seen firsthand how Preceptors help bridge the gap between faculty and students in large classes. "Preceptors are important for the success of large classes—especially a Preceptor like Brittany,” Dr. Higham, who teaches LBST 2101: Indians and Democracy at UNC Charlotte, shared.   Brittany Fugate, the Preceptor for LBST 2101, is a history major who is also working on a minor in secondary education. Last year, Brittany was a student in one of Dr. Higham’s classes, and when she asked Brittany if she’d like to work as a Preceptor, Brittany jumped at the opportunity....

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Fall 2013 Prospect data provide promising results

April 11, 2014

The Prospect for Success Quality Enhancement Plan is in its first year of implementation at UNC Charlotte with all colleges implementing all or part of their Prospect engagement curriculum. So far, the results are promising. The Spring 2014 retention rate of first-time, full-time freshmen enrolled in Prospect for Success (PFS) courses was 94.6%. This is a small but statistically significant gain over the 93.8% retention rate for all first-time, full-time freshmen. Other freshmen experiences include Learning Communities and Freshman Seminars, which show similar positive results Students...

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