STUDENT SUCCESS

Technology-Enabled Advising

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To navigate the best route toward a credential, students need to know what will or will not keep them on track. Technology-enabled advising tools are crucial in helping students optimize their academic trajectory and keep them organized, in the know, and advancing to graduation.

THE POWER OF IMPROVED ADVISING

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WITHOUT ACCESS TO ACCURATE AND TIMELY INFORMATION, STUDENTS MAY:

Accidentally take courses that do not count toward their program

Discover too late that credits from one institution don’t transfer to another

Unknowingly delay their path to graduation

INTEGRATED PLANNING AND ADVISING SYSTEMS USE THE TOOLS OF PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS TO ENHANCE:

Degree planning

Advising/counseling

Risk targeting and intervention

OUTCOMES

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WITH STRONGER PLANNING AND ADVISING SYSTEMS IN PLACE, INSTITUTIONS HAVE DISCOVERED:

Structural and process-based improvement

A holistic picture of student needs while preserving privacy rights

Transformative change through aligned, adaptive leadership

A balanced institutional culture that promotes change

SOURCES:

http://postsecondary.gatesfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/PostsecondarySuccessAdvocacyPriorities2016.pdf

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/brand-connect/wp/enterprise/data-driven-support-improves-student-completion-rates-at-community-college/