Amy Goodburn

Amy Goodburn

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Undergraduate Education

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Dr. Amy Goodburn leads university-wide student success and degree completion initiatives and provides strategic direction to academic support and engagement units focused in three areas: advising and career development; teaching and learning; and student success and retention programs. Her student success initiatives are supported by Housing and Residence Life, New Student Enrollment, Learning Communities, Student Affairs, OASIS, Student Support Services, Big Red Resilience and Well-being, and Diversity and Inclusion.

Goodburn also serves as the university’s representative in national consortia such as the APLU Powered by Publics initiative to increase degree completion and close equity gaps; the NASPA and Suder Foundation First Forward Program for institutions committed to first generation scholars; and the Reinvention Collaborative, a national network of U.S. research universities dedicated to strengthening undergraduate education. She is a board member of UNIZIN, a multi-institutional consortium focused on learner success, access, and affordability through digital teaching and learning ecosystems. More...

Undergraduate Academic Support and Engagement

  • Joe Brownell

    Director, Military and Veteran Success Center

  • Chad Brassil

    Faculty Director, Undergraduate Data Analytics; Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

  • Courtney Hillebrecht

    Faculty Coordinator, William H Thompson Scholars Learning Community; Associate Professor of Political Science

  • Kelli King

    Director, William H Thompson Scholars Learning Community

  • Patrice McMahon

    Director, University Honors Program; Professor of Political Science

  • Nick Monk

    Director, Center for Transformative Teaching

  • Lori Romano

    Director, Center for Academic Success and Transition

  • Patricia Sollars

    Director, Undergraduate Education Programs; Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  • Bill Watts

    Associate Dean, Undergraduate Advising and Career Development

Academic Solutions Council

Led by Dr. Amy Goodburn, the Academic Solutions Council is charged by the Executive Vice Chancellor’s Office to review academic policies and practices in order to increase student retention and eliminate institutional barriers to degree completion. It is comprised of an associate dean from each academic college, a Faculty Senate representative, and leaders of Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management. The Council meets monthly to gather input from campus and make recommendations related to issues such as:

  • developing scheduling models that enhance student learning, promote retention, and assist department planning
  • streamlining transfer credit policies to create seamless transition
  • creating college-based “start smart” modules for first-year students
  • reviewing current barriers to class scheduling, such as double booking of finals
  • revising curriculum processes and defining criteria for transcripted credentials (minors, majors, emphases, certificates, etc.)

Faculty Fellows for Student Success

This program is designed to help faculty gain expertise and build university networks around issues related to student success. Fellows meet monthly to discuss research literature, review data, and discuss university initiatives with Student Success Team members. The call for applications happens annually in spring. Fellows for the 2020-21 academic year are:

  • Dirk Black

    Assistant Professor, Accountancy, College of Business

  • Cory Forbes

    Associate Professor, Science Education, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

  • Brad Goetsch

    Assistant Professor of Practice, PGA Golf Management, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

  • Emira Ibrahimpasic

    Assistant Professor of Practice, Global Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Suzanne Kemp

    Professor of Practice, Special Education and Communication Disorders, College of Education and Human Sciences

  • Santosh Pitla

    Associate Professor, Biological Systems Engineering, College of Engineering

  • Ann Marie Pollard

    Assistant Professor of Practice, Nebraska Repertory, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts

  • Shannon Rowen

    Associate Professor of Practice, Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management, College of Education and Human Sciences

  • Jordan Soliz

    Professor, Communication Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Anne Streich

    Associate Professor of Practice, Agronomy and Horticulture, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

  • Olha Tytarenko

    Assistant Professor of Practice, Modern Language and Literatures, Russian, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Jing Zhang

    Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources