Ways to Collaborate
The i4 Student Success Model provides ongoing support to build a comprehensive strategy, culture, and practice of student success. Integrating a host of best practices, this model builds institutional capacity to holistically understand students, provide targeted support, and remove barriers to success.
An important step to improving student success is to target resources where they're needed the most. Through predictive modeling, DIA works with institutions to understand what data are available, tie them to tangible outcomes, and identify necessary action steps. Most importantly, DIA helps institutions understand how to interpret data and adapt ground-level work to maximize modeling results.
Terms like "noncognitive skills," "grit," and "growth mindset" are hot topics throughout education right now. But what exactly do these terms mean? This workshop doesn't just review research and provide definitions, but it also guides attendees to better understand how to recognize students' noncognitive strengths and challenges, connect them with resources, and improve student success.
Each institution creates a mixture of curricular and co-curricular experiences that are intended to guide a student from admission to completion. Yet our retention, persistence, and graduation rates often suffer because students don't experience college the way we intend. This workshop takes faculty, staff, and administrators through a series of exercises that help reconsider our institutions from the student's perspective, helping identify potential gaps and key communication points.
This is a time of growth and learning at DIA. While our primary work is in strategic student success, we also have extensive experience in other areas of transitioning data into information and information into action. Some examples include:
Building a first-year experience focused on learning and success;
Cocurricular assessment and evaluation;
Building an improvement-oriented strategy and culture of assessment.
If you'd like to learn more about any of our services, simply contact us using the box below and we'd be happy to explore potential collaborations. Also, stay tuned for more services to come!
Course placement is usually the first conversation an institution has with a new student, and the directions set during that meeting significantly impact success. This goes beyond choosing courses - this is a chance to set key expectations, connect students with resources, and promote persistence. DIA's work in "placement" goes beyond testing and course structure, seeking to identify an individualized mixture of curricular and co-curricular supports for each student.