Colleges and universities today have so many demands to meet—and the most critical is the success of their students. Today, institutions are under pressure to create sustainable strategies for addressing student retention and graduation challenges. Many colleges and universities are focused on providing supports for their student body, particularly those traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Yet, most institutions lack basic information on why students are lost, which supports made a difference, and whether the degrees achieved were both meaningful and affordable in graduates’ lives and careers after college. HEI has a suite of services designed to assist college and university higher education programs and grants investments with gathering, evaluating, and learning from this kind of data.
HEI can work with colleges and universities to help articulate mission, values, and vision for their future and develop comprehensive plans that identify clear goals and powerful strategies. We can co-create and facilitate the process of producing strategic plans, action plans, communication plans, and program and grant evaluation plans for colleges and universities. HEI can facilitate multi-stakeholder, fast-paced, asset-based planning events to help prototype new custom strategies.
Student Success Strategy
HEI can work with your institution to create a framework for managing and tracking campus-wide student success strategies. These college and university level education program evaluations could include identifying a data collection, analysis, and learning approach for key data points that contribute to student attrition and success.
HEI can work with your institution to create a framework for managing and tracking campus-wide student success strategies. This could include identifying a data collection, analysis, and learning approach for key data points that contribute to student attrition and success.
HEI can help you develop an approach to data collection, analysis, and learning at the program, school, or institution level, for both online and traditional students.
Strategic Learning Debriefs
HEI can facilitate annual or end-of-term/year strategic learning debriefs in which institutional leaders review student data to better understand what lessons can be learned from the data.
HEI can design and conduct college and university education grant evaluations to measure the impact of major grant investments at the campus in order to obtain a clear understanding of the effectiveness of specific initiatives or strategies, and to convey key learning to stakeholders. Our experience includes evaluation of STEM initiatives funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Labor, and departments of education.