Are we fulfilling the promise of The Furman Advantage and providing lifelong value to our students? If so, in what ways? If not, where are our gaps? Last year, Furman University partnered with Gallup to raise these questions, establish a baseline, and develop a plan forward. Since the partnership began, we have surveyed our students, alumni, faculty and staff to measure engagement.
With our alumni study, we have identified historic strengths that have produced Furman graduates who, compared to national averages, are highly engaged at work and thriving in life. But in what ways do we build upon these strengths? How do we ensure that every student benefits from The Furman Advantage – an individualized, integrated four-year pathway promised to all students?