Accelerate Change Capacity
The Accelerator Learning Pathways encourage institutions to think more concretely about the processes required to initiate some of the national best practices in student success. The NISS provides an open-access library of student success-related resources to encourage institutions to think about their own change capacity and envision the ways they can build stronger student success outcomes.
Accelerate Growth Capacity
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“The Accelerator is an unrivaled tool that provides a first step in developing student success programs that close equity gaps by elevating retention, progression, and completion rates for all students. The digital platform invites higher education practitioners to be part of the growing movement to transform higher education in America."
Tyler Walsh / Senior Program Advisor, National Institute for Student Success
Senior Program Advisor, National Institute for Student Success
“We have a real opportunity to change the framework of higher education. The Accelerator program is open to anyone interested in learning about best practices in student success programming. It is a unique space for cultivating equitable student success outcomes."
Dr. Ryan Maltese / Project Director, National Institute for Student Success
Dr. Ryan Maltese
Project Director, National Institute for Student Success
Pillars of Success
Provide high quality, targeted interventions to students using qualified advisors and tools that generate automated advising support.
Structured First-Year Support
Increase retention rates by designing programs that provide first-year students with wrap-around services tied to both academic and co-curricular experiences.
Academic Design and Support
Maximize student success in classwork and co-requisite learning opportunities using adaptive learning courses, success workshops, supplemental instructions, and tutoring.
Identify and reduce student financial risk using targeted micro retention grants and a comprehensive student financial services model.
Outreach & Communications
Communicate to students using targeted alerts, nudges, and text messages to ensure students complete critical administrative tasks and retain access to institutional resources.
Support and guide student career decision-making through career pathways, graduate outcomes and employment data, and college-to-career programs.
Develop and maintain systems that collect and processes that regularly analyze student performance and behavioral data in order to create or refine administrative processes and academic programs to increase student success outcome.
The National Institute for Student Success values innovative and research-rich approaches to solving issues of inequity in higher education. The Accelerator Library aims to provide institutions with the materials that help them join the national conversation on elevating student success outcomes.
MAAPS Advising Experiment
MAAPS is a multi-institutional project of the UIA funded by a US…Aug 24, 2023
Looking for research on student success-related topics? Wanting to view recent webinars and presentations that focus on how to create and maintain student success programs? Browse the offerings curated in the Accelerator Library.