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The Office of Project Management for Student Success Initiatives (OPMSSI) supports a collective change management approach at UIC, with a focus on improvement in the retention and graduation of undergraduate students. This office provides project management support for collaborative, high-impact projects related to student success. This includes projects that have resulted from the campus-wide “Student Success Plan” and beyond.

A leadership team, involving representatives from Faculty Affairs, Colleges (Committee of Assistant and Associate Deans), Diversity, Student Affairs, Student Success and Belonging, Assessment and Planning, and OPMSSI, is charged with identifying and prioritizing projects that can most efficiently contribute to the improvement of graduation and retention rates.

The role of the OPMSSI is to facilitate collaboration, troubleshoot issues, advocate for the success of the projects, and share the outcomes with the campus. This office supports projects’ success through a project management framework, while monitoring the alignment of project steps for achieving the expected outcomes. A key responsibility of this office is the development of tools and resources that support the projects and their assessment. OPMSSI maintains its commitment to transparency by providing regular updates to the campus through the projects status reports posted on this website.