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Applied Research

Student Academic Success Data-Informed Innovations

Data-informed student academic success innovations are comprehensive programs characterized by five essential features. They are proposed and developed:

  1. by analyzing academic risk factors (e.g., Math Placement scores) while also considering additional socio-economic risk factors such as first-generation college student status.
  2. jointly by
    1. the academic unit with the appropriate subject matter expertise (e.g., mathematics)
    2. the EVC’s executive branch for advancing teaching and learning, the Teaching + Learning Commons, and
    3. the subject-matter placement and diagnostic expertise – when appropriate (e.g., Math Testing and Placement and Math Diagnostic Testing Project)
  3. by focusing on both student academic support as well as the pedagogical excellence of faculty and instructional assistants
  4. with the inclusion of formative and summative assessment strategies, assessment of students’ learning gains, continuous tracking of students’ academic success in subsequent courses (e.g., academic success of Math 2 students in Math 3C, etc.)
  5. as a first and high-touch initiative that is the foundation for a multi-quarter/year commitment by partners to collaborate and build a contiguous student-centered learning environment


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