06 Jan Dickinson State’s fall 2020 President’s and Dean’s Lists released
Dickinson State University (DSU) students faced an enormous amount of change during the 2020 fall semester. “We realize that navigating student life has been challenging, but DSU is committed to our mission,” said Dr. Debora Dragseth, provost and vice president for academic affairs at DSU. “We provide high quality education while focusing holistically on the well-being of our students. Student success is and always will be our anchor.”
Two of DSU’s metrics for academic student success are the prestigious President’s and Dean’s Lists. Students with a term GPA of 3.9 or above after the completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours during the semester are named to the President’s List. Students named to the Dean’s List have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours during the semester with a term GPA of 3.5 or above.
Outstanding academic work placed 321 students, or 23.46% of eligible undergraduates, on the Dean’s or President’s Lists following the fall 2020 semester.
“We are delighted that nearly one out of four DSU students met an extremely high standard of academic performance,” said Dragseth. “This statistic says a lot about the resilience of our students, faculty and staff. The recognition will be noted on each student’s academic transcript and will become a permanent part of his or her official academic record at Dickinson State University.”
As colleges and universities strive to maintain enrollment and retention, and meet student learning outcomes, DSU has found success in these areas by supporting its students, not just as learners, but as valued individuals who have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of excellence. “Prioritizing the needs of our students is critical,” said Dragseth. “Nobody signed up for the social distancing or the additional challenges of COVID-19. The compassionate option is the best option to help students to be resilient and successful learners.”
View Dickinson State University’s fall 2020 President’s List here.
View Dickinson State University’s fall 2020 Dean’s List here.