DIA strives to improve student learning and success in higher education by partnering with institutions of higher education to improve cultures, strategies, and practices for understanding and supporting students. Through collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement, we serve as a collaborator, partner, and guide.


Our vision
To create a system of higher education where all students have an equal chance to learn and succeed.

Collaboration - DIA is not a consulting organization, but rather one that works collaboratively with colleges, universities, and other systems of higher education to improve practice. Simply identifying a problem is insufficient. We work to identify solutions as well as examine their effectiveness.


Innovation - DIA’s work with institution is based in best practices in student learning and success. We strive to remain at the cutting edge of innovative approaches through our work and involvement with the higher education community.

Continuous Improvement - In our own work, as well as our collaboration with institutions, DIA continually strives for improvement. This consists of an ongoing process analyzing of data and information, acknowledging when things are not working optimally, and a willingness to explore new ideas and strategies.