Make better use of advisors' time to improve retention

A data-driven approach to personalizing advisor intervention

Topics: Advising, Academic Affairs, Degree Progress, Student Retention and Success, First Year Experience

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Colin KoproskeColin Koproske, Senior Consultant

Academic advisors work very hard to get students the help they need at the time they need it, often with little information about the nature of an individual's problem.

But useful information does exist; in fact, universities are awash in student data, and many have undertaken detailed analyses to determine the factors most strongly linked to student success. That information, however, is rarely converted into actionable strategy or integrated into existing student support workflows.