Yet another "Contribution Plugin" question

Hello everyone,

Is there a way to bypass admin approval for newly added items? I would like the contributions by logged in users to become public without the admin having to improve them - I am aware that this might pose a risk for a general purpose website, but our users are a select number of our university's students.

The Contribution plugin can't do that. But, the situation you describe sounds like it would be more straightforward to make those students users with the Contributor role, so they could add content from the usual admin side.