Complimentary Online Summer Institute: Utilizing Online Services To Advance Your Guided Pathways Goals

This is an 8-part course presented on June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15 July 22, July 29 & August 5 ~ All sessions are 1-2:30PM Eastern Time

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Guided Pathways is the current strategy for moving students through college programs more efficiently and successfully. Everyone agrees there is room for improvement in increasing completion rates and supporting students in finding a career that matches their goals and results in a living and productive wage.

We all share the task of finding the most effective means to create clear pathways, deliver support services, and realistically develop a model and process for students to complete their academic goals. Leveraging new and existing technology as we redesign approaches to student success in guided pathway programs is essential. It is also important in the adoption of online student support programs that they link easily with instruction, are financially feasible, meet specifically identified needs and can be implemented and managed by college staff.

This free Online Summer Institute offers faculty, staff and administrators at colleges and universities the opportunity to draw on the experiences of practitioners as you develop new strategies to address your plan to implement or improve guided pathways at your institution. Learn the importance of avoiding a fragmented approach, instead planning how to maximize resources and opportunities to develop a more inclusive and holistic methodology to create a vibrant, yet practical program. From selected vendors who have quality products that directly and indirectly forward your goals for student success for guided pathways, hear how their online technology solutions are creating positive outcomes for students and colleges across the country.

Over the course of the summer, you and your team can join us each Monday, starting June 17th, to learn more about guided pathway strategies and online support programs. If you can’t make the live sessions, we will record each session and post it on our website for you to review at your convenience.

  • Gain a more concise understanding of how leveraging online technology programs can improve guided pathways outcomes.
  • Learn about the value of online support services for students from college and university colleagues.
  • Hear from practitioners about technology products that can supplement, support and increase access to important services.
  • Identify factors that should be considered when planning, implementing or revitalizing your guided pathways program and how technology can support your goals.
  • Acquire knowledge about how to initiate collaboration across campus to improve student outcomes in your guided pathway programs.
  • Vice President of Student Services
  • Vice President of Instruction
  • Vice President of Workforce Development
  • Dean of Student Services
  • Dean of Counseling
  • Instructional Deans
  • Orientation Directors
  • Retention staff
  • Outreach staff
  • Counselors
  • Faculty
  • Academic Advisors
  • Program Coordinators
  • Student Support Services Staff
All online presentations start at 1:00pm ET and are 90 minutes in length

Monday, June 17, 2019
Why Online Support Programs Matter For Guided Pathways

Monday, June 24, 2019
How Instruction & Student Services Can Partner To Leverage Online Support For Guided Pathway Programs

Monday, July 1, 2019
Critical Factors To Consider For Adopting Online Products To Support Students

Monday, July 8, 2019
Essential Student Success Services For Guided Pathways: Orientation & Onboarding

Monday, July 15, 2019
Essential Student Success Services For Guided Pathways: Financial Aid & Scholarships

Monday, July 22, 2019
Essential Student Success Services For Guided Pathways: Academic Advising & Psychological Counseling

Monday, July 29, 2019
Essential Student Success Services For Guided Pathways: Tutoring, Mentoring & Embedded Counseling

Monday, August 5, 2019
Leveraging Online Programs To Provide Wraparound Services For Students In Guided Pathway Programs

    Why Online Support Programs Matter For Guided Pathways

    Key Takeaway

    This webinar will assist college professionals to understand how technology can be leveraged to support student success in guided pathways programs.

    Challenge

    We are all aware of the state and federal initiatives to implement guided pathway programs for students to achieve their academic goals sooner and more successfully. The academics can get in place quickly, but the student support planning is often overlooked. With the rapid pace of technology changes, colleges need to understand how to leverage online solutions for getting students into the correct pathway, keeping them on target and ensuring they are learning not only the instructional component but also the soft skills needed for their careers.

    Overview

    As we think about guided pathways, the majority of the focus is on developing the curriculum and program plan, and implementing the instructional component. While that is often the first step, with many more to follow around providing support services to students who embark on these programs, equal emphasis needs to be on utilizing technology to reach all students. We need to evaluate critical programs and commit to engaging online solutions to maximize student engagement and equitable services.

    It is important to remember that online does not just refer to students who are completing their academic goals remotely using technology. Online now encompasses a means of delivering support services including orientation, health services, career resources, library, tutoring, academic advising, financial aid and so much more virtually, on demand when students need it. It is anticipated and expected by students regardless of what program they enroll in, but can be overlooked when developing in-person career pathway programs.

    This presentation will focus on how we can plan and implement online support programs that reflect our current structures and in-person practices so we can leverage faculty and staff using technology based solutions to improve pathway outcomes. If guided pathway programs are to succeed in the goal of faster and better student completion and success, we will need not only to engage community partners through online links and resources, but also through redesigning the services we offer and providing them online.

    Objectives

    • Gain an understanding of the need for leveraging technology solutions for guided pathway programs
    • Learn how to redesign support programs to provide them online
    • Identify key factors that need to be considered for online services and guided pathway programs
    • Acquire knowledge about how to initiate collaboration across campus to improve usage of online support services for students in career pathway programs

    Technology Focus - StudentLingo

    It takes a village and Guided Pathways initiatives are no exception. Technology solutions can oftentimes serve as a connector, encouraging departments to collaborate to improve support and ultimately increase completion.

    How are faculty & staff working together to support students at your institution? What support tools do you have in place to help students prepare for college-level coursework, learn study strategies, improve time management, and other essential soft skills that are critical to college success? Are you using technology to its fullest potential to support students 24/7?

    In this webinar, we will discuss how college departments are working together using StudentLingo, which is a series of interactive on-demand student success workshops. We will discuss practical ways colleges can use StudentLingo in and out of the classroom to encourage independence, growth and resilience.

    Presenters

    "As the focus on guided pathways has increased, so must our strategies around creating support services that do not require students to come to campus. Our students are more diverse than ever and so are their needs for support services, guidance and engagement. Redesigning your online services to focus on career pathway programs can be a critical factor in increasing student retention and success."
    Photo of webinar speaker Denise Swett.

    Denise Swett has worked in higher education over 30 years, at both public and private universities and 2 and 4-year colleges. She is well known for her engaging presentations at national conferences including the American Council on Education (ACE), the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the League for Innovation for the Community Colleges, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), National Orientation Directors Association (NODA), Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience and Midwestern Higher Education Compact. She has also served as the Community College Representative on the Washington Higher Education Secretariat Work Group, NASPA’s Community College Division Board and California Community College Chief Student Services Administrators Association Executive Board (CCCCSSAA).

    During her 11 years at Foothill College, Denise was the Administrator of the Year in 2009 and 2016 and was recognized for her work by the Association of Mexican American Educators of Silicon Valley receiving the Educator of the Year award in 2011. She also received the National Community College Administrator of the Year Award in 2012 from NASPA. Denise started her career in higher education working in student activities at the University of San Francisco for 11 years. She moved to community college serving as Dean of Students at Chabot College, Vice President of Student Services at Cañada College, Dean, and AVP of Middlefield Campus & Noncredit Programs and Vice President of Student Services at Foothill College. Denise earned her BA and MPA at San Jose State University and her EdD from the University of San Francisco. Denise retired from higher education in August 2018 but remains committed to continuing her work assisting colleges to implement and enhance online services for students, developing support programs for undocumented/DACA students and providing training and professional development.

     

    Photo of webinar speaker Beverly Stanbrough.

    Ms. Beverly Stanbrough is currently the Dean of College Readiness at Oakland Community College.  During her tenure at OCC, Beverly’s responsibilities has included Enrollment Services, recruitment, placement, orientation, international student advising, personal, career and educational counseling, curriculum review, outcomes assessment and faculty member.  She is responsible for creating successful and transparent processes for students entering the college.  She was a member of the MACRAO movement and have been instrumental in assisting her institution with the “Guided Pathways’ movement.  Outside of her professional work, Beverly is active with her community, high school alumni association, board member for the B.A.L.L. Foundation and is the Board President of Cooley High Reuse Project.  Beverly earned her graduate, undergraduate and specialization degrees from Walsh College, Eastern Michigan University and Wayne State University.

    How Instruction & Student Services Can Partner To Leverage Online Support For Guided Pathway Programs

    Key Takeaway

    This webinar will discuss strategies on how academics and student services and collaborate to leverage online services in and out of the classroom to support guided pathway programs and student success.

    Challenge

    With good intention the faculty in instruction and the teams in student services work diligently to implement newly legislated programs like Guided Pathways. At the same time, the college culture and past practices do not always encourage significant collaboration in planning and implementation of strategies they develop to meet mandates. Both divisions often are significantly engaged in utilizing technology driven programs to support their strategies, and yet many times there is little communication and less collaboration in implementation. If career pathway programs are to succeed and students are able to complete their goals more quickly and efficiently, then entire college must be on the same page at every step.

    Overview

    With the new approach to student college completion using a guided pathway model, it is critical that we rethink not only the instructional programs but also the needed student services to really try to ensure student success. Key to the success of any college program is the ability of these two divisions to work closely together to support the goal of successful student completion.

    Academic programs will implement a learning management platform, train faculty about flipped classrooms, add services like online tutoring and offer professional development to interconnect instructional initiatives to create solid academic career pathways. Student Services looks at the new components of the programs and reviews their service offerings to determine how best to meet student needs. Both will leverage technology to increase accessibility and opportunity, but often this is done without communication or collaboration.

    Successful guided pathway programs will only succeed if instruction and student services can cooperate and partner as they develop goals and implement strategies to improve student completion in pathway programs. Failing to do this will result in poor retention rates, student frustration, and faculty and staff confusion about pathway programs.

    Objectives

    • Gain an understanding of how leveraging technology solutions for guided pathway programs can be maximized with division collaboration
    • Learn how to purposefully create communication plans to improve program outcomes
    • Identify key factors that need to be considered for a better understanding, college-wide, of online services and their effective use in guided pathway programs

    Technology Focus - EduNav

    After working for over 3 years with college administrators, EduNav has developed an algorithmic-based academic-planning solution for guided pathways, which ensures better-informed students, fewer wasted credits, and a more effective path to degree completion. Much like Google Maps, EduNav calculates in real-time the fastest route to transfer or graduate while accounting for requirements, prerequisites, advising rules, and student preferences.

    Their patent-pending SmartPlan generates a personalized, always up-to-date, optimal pathway to completion. Individual students are able to create the best available schedule for each term that leads to on-time graduation and then register with one click.

    Because EduNav automatically creates an optimized education plan for every student, counselors and academic advisors can provide additional guidance when needed, but spend a majority of time advising students on career goals and personal issues. Administrators can reduce institution-wide time to graduation by developing future course offerings based on students’ forecasted education plans.

    EduNav earned the first-ever Guided Pathways to Success (GPS) Emerging Technology Award from Complete College America. Join this session to learn how the team at EduNav has created smarter, more personalized education plans, and how that work is driving better student, academic and institutional outcomes.

    Presenters

    Photo of webinar speaker Dr. Pamela Walker.

    "Guided Pathways offer a new opportunity for instruction and student services to collaborate. Leveraging technology for both the core academic programs and the critical student support services adds another layer of confusion and can create misunderstandings that ultimately cause students to disengage. To avoid failure, it is key to create strategies that ensure improved collaboration to support students in career pathway programs."

    Dr. Pamela Walker served as executive vice chancellor of educational programs and services at the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and oversaw divisions responsible for providing state-level technical assistance for all community college instructional and student services activities. Pam led efforts developing the bachelor’s degree, integration of programs in both student services and instruction, led the task force on accreditation and was responsible for streamlining the curriculum approval process.

    Pam is a highly regarded educational leader with experience as a faculty member and administrator in the K-12 system, four-year universities, and in the California Community Colleges. Prior to the Chancellor’s Office, Pam served American River College where she worked for 12 years including a stint as interim president of the college. Prior to being named president, she held positions including vice president for student services, associate vice president for instruction, and dean of science and allied health. At Cerritos College she was the dean of health, physical education, recreation, athletics and dance and interim dean of admissions and records. She also held the position of associate commissioner for the California Community College Athletic Association. Pam is a tireless advocate for the benefits of education working throughout her career to develop programs of distinction to better serve students. She is passionate about mentoring the next generation of leaders and currently serves as an Education Consultant.

    Pam received her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Oregon State University in La Grande, master’s degree from California State University, Sacramento, and her doctoral degree in organization and leadership from the University of San Francisco.

    Photo of webinar speaker Jeff Relue.

    Jeff Relue joined EduNav as vice president of sales in 2015. He is passionate about leveraging technology in higher education to support student success. Jeff’s entire career has been in higher education working with several cutting edge companies including Educate Online (now Meteor Learning), McGraw Hill Higher Education, Tegrity, WebCT and Wimba. Jeff believes in developing online products for higher education that not only help students achieve their personal goals, but also provide tools and support for faculty, staff and administrators.

    Critical Factors To Consider For Adopting Online Products To Support Students

    Key Takeaway
    This webinar will assist college professionals to develop guidelines and strategies for prioritizing, planning and purchasing online product solutions for guided pathway programs.

    Challenge
    The vendor offerings for student success solutions for guided pathway programs is overwhelming. Technology is changing rapidly and higher education professionals can have difficulty knowing where to start when considering online solutions to increase student success in guided pathway programs. There are so many factors to consider, having a plan and strategy is imperative to maximizing impact for student success and documenting return on investment. Learning all the factors that affect this issue is a moving target!

    Overview
    Guided Pathways initiatives are based on a structured approach to offer all students a mapped out program in a specific field to foster a clear education plan and an opportunity for faster goal completion. Colleges and universities are developing strategies to best determine how to implement career pathway programs and numerous product vendors are making great efforts to offer online solutions.

    So how should higher education professionals determine how to prioritize their online needs and determine what the best products are for their institution? Is a guided pathways model different than other programs and services when it comes to technology based solutions? How do we even begin to prioritize needs of students for services, administrators for data collection and effective programs and faculty for providing instruction?

    This presentation will focus on the many factors that need to be considered when prioritizing online solutions, how to identify and define critical services and who needs to participate in decision-making. Guided pathways are offering new opportunities for students to complete their goals more quickly; but only if the services and support to succeed is available, working reliably and can be accessed online when they need it.

    Objectives

    • Gain an understanding of strategies to prioritize essential online services
    • Learn what needs to be included in the evaluation and prioritization process
    • Identify key factors that need to be considered for commercial online services and the value for guided pathway programs
    • Acquire knowledge about how to initiate collaboration across campus create an inclusive decision-making process

    Technology Focus - Vita Navis

    What could be more important than giving a student guidance and direction when entering college? This session will focus on the importance of providing onramps to guided pathways. We will discuss the role of assessments choosing the right pathway and the data and research that support the need for an effective academic decision-making program. The Community College of Denver will share their ChartYourPath initiative and data demonstrating the value of empowering students, by introducing them to information to connect academic programs to future careers, and tools to align options with interests and strengths. They will share their expansion plans for using VitaNavis as a tool to guide students along with preliminary outcomes. This session will also cover the use of assessments as part of outreach efforts to introduce students to the possibilities available in the world of work, and the value of post-secondary education.

    Presenters

    Photo of webinar speaker San Lu.

    "It seems every other week I am contacted by a vendor of the newest and best product to serve students with an online solution based program. On alternate weeks, vendors call who have an administrative solution for managing these same students and new pathway programs. Navigating the offerings and evaluating services is always a challenge with the rapid change in technology. Only with an established protocol can colleges be successful in purchasing online resources that prove to be effective and meet the goal of increasing student success."

    San T. Lu, MA is currently the Alternate Media Specialist at Napa Valley College, CA responsible for facilitating the integration of access technologies into teaching and learning. Prior to this, he was the Supervisor of the Disability Resource Center and Veterans program at Foothill College where he was responsible for implementing new applications (ClockWork/DSPS Database) and managing numerous online student services related technologies. San was instrumental in moving all the DRC student process to an online platform, implementing a student-friendly appointment system and coordinating online solutions to support student success.

    San also worked at Stanford University School of Medicine as an Academic Research and Program Officer under various grants. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco and master’s in Gerontology from San Francisco State University.

    Denise Swett has worked in higher education over 30 years, at both public and private universities and 2 and 4-year colleges. She is well known for her engaging presentations at national conferences including the American Council on Education (ACE), the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the League for Innovation for the Community Colleges, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), National Orientation Directors Association (NODA), Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience and Midwestern Higher Education Compact. She has also served as the Community College Representative on the Washington Higher Education Secretariat Work Group, NASPA’s Community College Division Board and California Community College Chief Student Services Administrators Association Executive Board (CCCCSSAA).

    During her 11 years at Foothill College, Denise was the Administrator of the Year in 2009 and 2016 and was recognized for her work by the Association of Mexican American Educators of Silicon Valley receiving the Educator of the Year award in 2011. She also received the National Community College Administrator of the Year Award in 2012 from NASPA. Denise started her career in higher education working in student activities at the University of San Francisco for 11 years. She moved to community college serving as Dean of Students at Chabot College, Vice President of Student Services at Cañada College, Dean, and AVP of Middlefield Campus & Noncredit Programs and Vice President of Student Services at Foothill College. Denise earned her BA and MPA at San Jose State University and her EdD from the University of San Francisco. Denise retired from higher education in August 2018 but remains committed to continuing her work assisting colleges to implement and enhance online services for students, developing support programs for undocumented/DACA students and providing training and professional development.

    Photo of webinar speaker Mike Nowicki.

    Mike Nowicki has served as the Director of the TRIO-Educational Opportunity Center at the Community College of Denver (CCD) for the last 3 years, and has over 10 years of experience working directly with student affairs related programming as both an advisor and in case management roles. Mike obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Social Work in 2001 and began working with various government and non-profit agencies around supporting participants in economic self-sufficiency programs. Eventually, Mike transferred these experiences into the higher education field in 2011 when he accepted a new position as an advisor with TRIO programming at CCD.

    Mike obtained his Master of Education and Human Resource Studies at Colorado State University in 2015 and is certified to administer and interpret the MBTI® and Strong Interest Inventory® assessments. As CCD has embarked upon redesigning its academic and college operations around the American Association of Community College pathways model, Mike has worked on various taskforces and committees to help integrate career and academic exploration into the student onboarding experience, both in new student orientation and with first year experience programming. This work has helped to focus Mike’s strong passion for helping students find their academic and career fit – particularly students from low-income and first-generation backgrounds.


    Photo of webinar speaker Elizabeth Connolly.

    Elizabeth Connolly is Vice President, Education Partnerships for VitaNavis at the Myers-Briggs Innovation Labs. Liz leads partnership efforts with institutions to improve student engagement and outcomes. Liz is passionate about student achievement, and has worked for multiple organizations offering solutions to support student success. She previously served as a college administrator in enrollment management, and as an adjunct faculty member. She earned her B.A. from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, and M.A. from Nova Southeastern University.

    Essential Student Success Services For Guided Pathways: Online Orientation & Onboarding

    Key Takeaway

    Participants will be able to identify key steps necessary to successfully develop and launch online orientation and onboarding services for students.  Models for online orientation and onboarding resources will be shared as well as recommendations for assessing online programming.

    Overview

    Online resources are a critical component of onboarding and orientation programming that contribute to student success. How can we build effective online resources for our students that will contribute positively to their guided pathway experience at our institutions? During this interactive session, we will explore key steps to develop online onboarding and orientation resources at your institution. We will discuss one college’s experience: what they did that worked and what they wished they had considered! Take-aways will include samples of online orientation and onboarding resources, suggestions for who to engage in a launch “team”, and recommendations for how to assess programmatic outcomes.

    Objectives

    • Describe the steps to develop online onboarding and orientation materials
    • Identify individuals at their institutions who should be part of the design and implementation team
    • Identify assessments for measuring program outcomes

    Technology Focus - Go2Orientation

    Many new students do not know what they want to do and may not be aware of support programs such as Guided Pathways, and as a result, many students lack focus and may feel lost. We know that there will always be some students who change their major, but early exposure leads to greater success overall. “Guided pathways incorporate this critical career exploration upfront in students’ experience, helping both our younger and nontraditional learners examine their interests, match them to careers, identify programs leading into those careers, and select a pathway accordingly.” When students are introduced to Guided Pathways during their orientation process, they have earlier exposure to various pathways, and have better success choosing an area, navigating the program, staying on track, and graduating on time.

    Do you have a Guided Pathways program? How and when do you communicate your Guided Pathways or other success initiatives to students? Do you find that students take unnecessary classes, spending too much time and money on courses that are not a fit for them because they are unclear about their pathway from the start?

    Go2Orientation can help! Go2Orientation is an online, customizable orientation that tracks and assesses individual student progress, as well as delivers a consistent message, providing relevant Guided Pathways information 24/7. In this session, you will learn how Go2Orientation can help you communicate your Career Pathways to students in a way that is informative, visually appealing, consistent, and available 24/7. Go2Orientation is an effective online resource for students that will contribute to a successful guided pathways experience, retention and persistence.

    Presenter


    Photo of webinar speaker Meg Foster.

    Meg Foster is the Coordinator for Online Student Success at Reynolds Community College and is also an adjunct instructor teaching first-year experience courses (SDV 100).  Prior to her work with online learning, she coordinated college orientation programming at Reynolds Community College.  Her areas of research include enrollment management, college preparation, online learning, and retention, and she has presented at numerous conferences on issues in higher education, student orientation, and college success. Meg has previously served as an Assistant Dean of Admissions at Salem College and Virginia Wesleyan College.  She has a M.A. in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in History from the University of Virginia.

    Essential Student Success Services For Guided Pathways: Landing An Internship & Job

    More and more colleges are working to implement career pathway programs to assist students with navigating the course planning and completion process using a well-tailored guided route from start to finish. There has been a great deal of planning involved in developing these academic pathways to support increased student goal completion. There are lofty goals for improving the training and education of students more efficiently and effectively, with numerous support services and resources, to complete their degree or certificate to prepare for a job.

    But it can’t stop at pathway completion. Colleges need to prepare their students to actually move into an internship or job once they have achieved their educational goal. Often this is an afterthought as graduation approaches and the students are ready to move on, the question becomes how to find a job. There needs to be additional ground work in place to help student prepare the soft skills employers are seeking, guide them through the process of looking for jobs and connect them to industries looking for employees with their new skills.

    This presentation will focus on strategies to enhance guided pathways programs with additional support for students in preparing them to land a job. We will discuss how to provide additional training to improve employment opportunities and build self-confidence based on student’s new skills and education.

    Early feedback is showing students are benefitting from the academic preparation in guided pathways programs, additional support services and interventions and are completing their goals sooner. However, the next step of obtaining a job and moving into the workforce needs additional effort and planning to improve the success of the students as they leave their pathway program.

    Technology Focus - Signal Vine

    Join Signal Vine’s presentation How to Improve Guided Pathways Through Automation, AI & Texting to learn how colleges and universities can enhance and complement a Guided Pathways model with innovative technology and proactive text nudges. Attendees will learn:

    1. How to infuse text nudges to keep students on track
    2. How to use Signal Vine’s features to make student outreach easy
    3. How Signal Vine solves a major concern for college staff in the Guided Pathways approach

    Presenters

    Photo of webinar speaker Kate Mueller.

    Kate Mueller has worked in higher education for over 33 years at small and large public and private institutions. She also worked internationally in the United Arab Emirates. She has been in the Coast Community College District for 17 years.  At Orange Coast College she has held the positions of Dean of Students and Dean of Enrollment Services. She is now serving as the Vice President of Student Services at Coastline College. In addition to the more traditional areas and responsibilities of student services, she has oversight of the Extended Learning Division which includes contract education, workforce development, and military education.  Areas of expertise and topics that she frequently presents and consults on include: student learning outcomes, assessment in Student Affairs, behavioral assessment and student conduct issues, and ethical leadership. She has a master of science (M.S.) in Counseling from California State University Long Beach, and a doctorate (Ed.D.) in educational leadership and higher education from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

    Photo of webinar speaker Brian Kathman.

    Brian Kathman is the CEO of Signal Vine, which is a student engagement messaging solution that higher education institutions use to build meaningful relationships with students. Brian is an entrepreneur with a BS in Marketing from Indiana’s Kelley School of Business and an Executive MBA from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. He has deep experience in technology, philanthropy, and high-growth companies. Prior to starting Signal Vine, Brian was the Chief Operating Officer at Arabella Advisors, a philanthropy services firm which grew 1000% during his five years. But most of his career has been spent building technology companies from an early stage.

    Photo of webinar speaker Dr. Nikita Ashford_Ashworth

    Dr. Nikita L. Ashford-Ashworth, a native of Starkville, Mississippi, currently serves as the Director of Academic Advising and Academic Support at Southwest Tennessee Community College. In this role, Dr. Ashford-Ashworth provides visionary, adaptive leadership, and strategic direction to a comprehensive student-centered college-wide Advising department, Academic Support, and the Veterans Affairs department for 5 campuses. She is the founder of the Southwest Leadership Institute (SLI), a program that develops leaders. Her past experiences and breadth of knowledge helps support the fulfillment of the mission and values of the college.

    Dr. Ashford-Ashworth has contributed to the field of student affairs for over 20 years. Before coming to Southwest, she served in several management roles. Prior, Dr. Ashford-Ashworth spent 9 years at State Technical Institute, where she served in several roles: statistical analyst, career services, financial aid counselor, student activities and alumni affairs director, and a faculty member. Dr. Ashford-Ashworth has an extensive range of experiences in student-focused success initiatives.

    Dr. Ashford-Ashworth earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University, and her Master of Business Administration from Belhaven College. She earned her Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. She is active in Big Brothers Big Sisters, and several professional organizations. She has a passion to help students achieve their dreams and develop leaders to reach their potential. She resides in Memphis, Tennessee with her husband, Edward M. Ashworth.

    Photo of webinar speaker Dr. Jacqueline Taylor.

    With over 25 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Taylor currently serves as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs with primary responsibility for Retention and Student Success at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis, TN.  Her areas of responsibility include Advising, Veterans Affairs, Academic Support, Career Services, Counseling and Social Services, Student Disability Services, Student Development, Testing Services, and grant writing and development to support student success.  Dr. Taylor earned the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration from Union University, Jackson, TN. She also serves as the Equity & Inclusion Sub-Council chair for Southwest and has presented nationally at the Achieving the Dream (ATD) Conference and National Kickoff for new ATD colleges regarding scaling for large-scale, systemic change and achieving early wins in student support and success efforts.  Dr. Taylor's research interests focus on retention, career development, sense of belonging and purpose, as well as holistic college student success in higher education. A product of the community college, having earned her Associate of Applied Science from Jackson State Community College in Jackson, TN, Dr. Taylor fully understands and embraces the unique purpose, diversity, and next-level academic and workforce preparation that higher education offers the greater community. 

    Essential Student Success Services For Guided Pathways: Online Academic Advising & Psychological Counseling

    Key Takeaway

    Colleges have partnered with advocacy, professional and research groups to design and implement college completion initiatives. Guided Pathways has emerged as the leading reform to assist with persistence and student success.

    Challenge

    A vibrant intentional developmental advising program is the cornerstone of institutional guided pathways transformation. However, limited resources, underprepared students, and workloads are challenges that must be addressed in order to meet every student’s needs. This presentation will introduce a coherent plan, utilizing technology, to integrate advising into the guided pathways master plan.

    Overview

    Guided Pathway programs whether face-to-face or virtual, is the new strategy for increasing student goal completion. Students coming to our institutions are accustomed to engaging online for learning materials, coursework, digital resources and unlimited information at their fingertips. Recognizing this as an expectation, we are challenged on how best can to implement online student success resources that are engaging and effective and can be leveraged by our faculty, staff, and students.

    Especially important for all students is the ability to access academic advising, counseling and other support services when they need them. During this interactive session, we will explore the key steps to launch online student services to enhance your guided pathway programs. Learn how the California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) leveraged Cranium Café to provide virtual advising for students from several colleges to plan their educational pathway and increase opportunities for completion.

    Objectives

    • Learn steps to consider when prioritizing online services
    • Acquire strategies for getting campus-wide understanding and support
    • Understand who needs to be included in a planning and launch team
    • Identify marketing strategies to increase awareness and usage of online support services

    Technology Focus - Cranium Cafe

    Guided Pathway programs whether face-to-face or virtual is the new strategy for increasing student goal completion. Students coming to our institutions are accustomed to engaging online for learning materials, coursework, digital resources and unlimited information at their fingertips. Recognizing this as an expectation, we are challenged on how best can to implement online student success resources that are engaging and effective and can be leveraged by our faculty, staff, and students.

    Especially important for all students is the ability to access academic advising, counseling and other support services when they need them. During this interactive session, we will explore the key steps to launch online student services to enhance your guided pathway programs. Learn how the California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) leveraged Cranium Café to provide virtual advising for students from several colleges to plan their educational pathway and increase opportunities for completion.

    Presenters

    Photo of webinar speaker Dr. Geri Anderson.

    Dr. Geri Anderson has dedicated more than 35 years to higher education in a variety of leadership and management roles.  She retired as Vice president and Provost for the Colorado Community College and has been busy consulting with colleges and universities on a variety of student success strategies and strategic planning. Additionally, she has been an associate professor and administrator at small private liberal arts colleges, large public research institutions and community colleges. She began her career as a middle school teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska.

    Photo of webinar speaker Mike Bills.

    Michael Bills is the President of Cranium Cafe. Cranium Cafe creates the in-office experience for off-campus students by providing easy to use technology that enables students to receive real-time student services from anywhere in the world. By providing real-time, face-to-face connection with academic advisors, financial aid officers, tutors, professors, career service offices, and alumni mentors; Cranium Café is able to dramatically increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates. Mike has been a successful entrepreneur and CEO across a diverse set of industries including: software, business process outsourcing, fundraising, transportation equipment manufacturing, and defense contracting with P&L responsibility up to $60 million Mike earned an MBA from Westminster College in 2003 from the Gore School of Business at Westminster. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Westminster in managerial finance, mergers and acquisitions, international finance, and business valuation. Mike has been featured in the Utah Business top "40 under 40" list, their “Fast 50” growing companies list, and their “10 Fittest Executives List”. He is a former nationally ranked triathlete who now focuses on being fit instead of fast, and spends most of his free time mountain biking and skiing. Prior to his appointment to the Board of Trustees in 2007, Mike served on the Westminster College Alumni Board. Mike and his wife, Amy, reside in Salt Lake City with their two young children.

    Photo of webinar speaker Bonnie Peters.

    As of 2014, Bonnie Peters has been serving as the Chief Student Services Officer (CSSO) for the California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI). In her current role she provides administrative and programmatic leadership for the CVC-OEI Online Student Experience Division. Prior to 2014, Ms. Peters spent fifteen (15) years at San Diego City College in various student services positions which included counseling and teaching students both on campus and online. Throughout those fifteen years, she accumulated a great of educational leadership experience by serving in the following positions: Department Chair of
    Counseling, Interim Director of Transition Services (Transfer and Career ), and Program Manager of First Year Services at San Diego City College. In 2005 she developed San Diego City College’s online counseling program, a first among Community colleges both regionally and nationally.

    Ms. Peters is a trained career counselor and a trained distance-counseling professional. She holds an M.S. in Counseling. In 2011 it was her interest in integrating student support services into the online education arena which prompted her pursuit of a second M.A in Teaching and Learning with Technology. For the past 12 years, her professional endeavors have been focused on working with and encouraging colleges to intentionally provide support services as
    an integral and mainstreamed part of a college’s Distance Education Program. The eventual goal being, to ensure that all students and the “whole student” have the support they need as they pursue academic success in the online learning environment.

    Essential Student Success Services For Guided Pathways: Online Tutoring, Mentoring & Embedded Counseling

    Key Takeaway
    This webinar will provide an overview for college professionals to understand how online tutoring, mentoring, coaching, and counseling can be implemented to support student success in guided pathways programs.

    Challenge
    Students choosing guided pathway programs are making the decision to follow a map for academic coursework and goal completion. However, sometimes their additional needs are overlooked and they lack the knowledge about identifying support services they need to reach their goal. Colleges often struggle with how to best utilize limited resources to provide online services that with have high impact and increase student success.

    Overview
    Community colleges were created to provide access to higher education to all students. But access has not been enough to retain and graduate students in career fields. The new guided pathways initiatives are being implemented at colleges across the country in an effort to change a culture of access to a model for completion.

    Implementing guided pathways programs is not a simple task. Many colleges are well on their way with the academic content, consulting with local business and industry and collaborating with student services to simplify processes and services. But, in 2018 the College Futures Foundation wrote, “ As the colleges roll out education pathways with clear course sequences and maps, helping students stay on track will require new approaches to counseling and other student support services.” So, what are these new student services and how should colleges provide them?

    Often times a critical component for student success is the availability of counseling, tutoring, coaching and mentors to help them with more individualized attention and assistance in their coursework. How best to provide this kind of support is the focus of this presentation. Leveraging technology can be key to providing broad based supplemental instruction and support using strategies like chat groups, peer programs, online counseling and much more, which may just have enough impact to retain students who were at risk of departing.

    Objectives

    • Gain an understanding of the need for prioritizing online student services beyond traditional support services
    • Learn how to redesign existing support programs to provide them online
    • Understand how to maximize opportunities to provide embedded services in pathway programs

    Technology Focus - Timely MD

    Providing ample physical and mental health support services and resources for college students is a significant challenge to institutions of higher education due to the increasing needs of entering students who are reporting much higher levels of mental health issues. According to the American College Health Association, one in six college students has been diagnosed with anxiety, depression or stress in the last year. While a study by the American Psychological Association reported that students who receive counseling and health support services have an increase in persistence and retention.

    Students participating in Guided Pathway programs are no different than other students when it comes to physical and mental health issues. With the stigma surrounding mental health issues becoming much lower, and more students than ever before seeking help, colleges often struggle with how to provide services equitably to all students whether they are online, traditional or adult students.

    Colleges for the most part, are not in the health care business. Finding a professional health services provider who can deliver 24/7 physical and mental health services online for our students is a game-changer that can increase retention, persistence and completion. Students expect to have the services they need when they want them. In this session, learn how telemedicine is becoming the most viable option for colleges to provide the health services they need and how Abilene Christian University has partnered with Timely MD to provide all students with online health services.

    Presenters

    Photo of webinar speaker Gail Rulloda.

    "Guided Pathway programs are a great step forward in colleges to create clearer guidance and focused learning for specific careers. But student success in these programs requires more than academics and mapped out education plans. Delivering focused support services as part of the pathway “package” is key to increasing student’s opportunities for program completion."

    Gail Rulloda is a Learning Disability Specialist at De Anza College in California. Gail brings a depth of experience working with students with disabilities, with expertise in LD eligibility testing, academic and personal counseling, classroom instruction and curriculum development. She is a strong advocate for leveraging technology to engage all students with to support their success in college and works to provide pathways and transitions to college and careers. Prior to joining the faculty at De Anza, she spent 9 years in the K-12 system teaching special education. She also has extensive experience working with parents and families developing strategies for their children’s success in education.

    Gail has worked with instructional faculty, academic coaches, tutors and mentors to provide additional, focused support for students with disabilities both in-person and online. She is committed to ensuring all students have access and support to achieve their academic goals. Gail holds a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Special Education.

    Photo of webinar speaker Chris Clark.

    Chris Clark is the chief strategy officer for Timely MD and is passionate about supporting college student success using the transformative power and utility of telemedicine to address a range of health needs they experience. He believes online physical and mental health services, available 24/7, and on-demand can be a critical component of student persistence and completion of their college goals.

    Leveraging Online Programs To Provide Wraparound Services For Students In Guided Pathway Programs

    Key Takeaway
    This webinar will aid college professionals interested in learning about online resources that can be leveraged to more holistically support students in guided pathways programs.

    Challenge
    We are all aware of the state and federal initiatives to implement guided pathway programs for students to achieve their academic goals sooner and more successfully. The academics can get in place quickly, but the student support planning is often overlooked. With the rapid pace of technology changes, colleges need to understand how to leverage online solutions for getting students into the correct pathway, keeping them on target and ensuring they are learning not only the instructional component but also the soft skills needed for their careers.

    Overview
    Guided Pathway programs are being implemented nationwide in an effort to provide students with a clear and efficient route to gaining skills and landing a job. But even in a career pathway program, are students learning all the skills employers want? A 2014 study by Northeastern University found that 87% of business leaders surveyed believed that recent graduates lack the skills needed to succeed in a job. While the academic content information may be very strong, it is clear that employers are also looking for new hires with the soft skills that make them successful in the company environment.

    Often the best way colleges can provide soft skills training and critical support services to students is through technology. Providing online support services and soft skills classes, not only offers flexibility and greater access, but also provides the additional opportunities for students to increase their success, complete their goals and find a job.

    This presentation will focus on key factors to consider as we strive to identify new and more efficient ways to support workforce preparation leveraging online “wraparound” programs that complement and enhance academic coursework in career pathways.

    Objectives

    • Understand what employers are seeking in graduates
    • Define and describe critical components to meet these needs
    • Learn about online resources that can support students, faculty and staff in career pathway programs
    • Develop a plan to realign, enhance and implement online services to support student success

    Technology Focus - Parchment

    A very important part of any guided pathways program is documenting course work, certificates, credentials, and degrees to provide for transfer or to potential employers. This is often quite a challenge as students must contact individual schools and colleges to compile what they need to make available. At the same time, college staff can be inundated with requests for transcripts, copies of diplomas and certificates and documentation of attendance, which impacts overtime resources and serving other students.

    Online resources supporting student success are not limited to just when they are taking classes. Simplifying the process to centralize each student’s records in one place and allowing them to digitally send them to wherever they need to quickly and officially, eliminates stress and frustration for both students and college staff. Providing automated online, on-demand services to efficiently and effectively manage transcripts, diplomas and other records is a long overdue solution and is available to colleges and students with Parchment. Learn how they can help you leverage technology to implement a one-stop center for all these services.


    Presenters

    Denise Swett has worked in higher education over 30 years, at both public and private universities and 2 and 4-year colleges. She is well known for her engaging presentations at national conferences including the American Council on Education (ACE), the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the League for Innovation for the Community Colleges, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), National Orientation Directors Association (NODA), Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience and Midwestern Higher Education Compact. She has also served as the Community College Representative on the Washington Higher Education Secretariat Work Group, NASPA’s Community College Division Board and California Community College Chief Student Services Administrators Association Executive Board (CCCCSSAA).

    During her 11 years at Foothill College, Denise was the Administrator of the Year in 2009 and 2016 and was recognized for her work by the Association of Mexican American Educators of Silicon Valley receiving the Educator of the Year award in 2011. She also received the National Community College Administrator of the Year Award in 2012 from NASPA. Denise started her career in higher education working in student activities at the University of San Francisco for 11 years. She moved to community college serving as Dean of Students at Chabot College, Vice President of Student Services at Cañada College, Dean, and AVP of Middlefield Campus & Noncredit Programs and Vice President of Student Services at Foothill College. Denise earned her BA and MPA at San Jose State University and her EdD from the University of San Francisco. Denise retired from higher education in August 2018 but remains committed to continuing her work assisting colleges to implement and enhance online services for students, developing support programs for undocumented/DACA students and providing training and professional development.

    Photo of webinar speaker Nazy Galoyan.

    "Landing a job and developing a career is the goal of most all students in guided pathway programs. Many have intensive academic studies and are balancing family and work responsibilities. Offering additional student support services online adds the opportunity for students to access and engage in obtaining additional job skills around their schedules and at their own pace."

    Nazy Galoyan is the Dean of Enrollment Services & International Student Programs at DeAnza College in California. She has expertise in all things Student Banner, online student support services, financial aid and College Promise programs. She is responsible for Admissions and Records, International Student Programs, Evaluations, Veterans and Testing and Assessment. Nazy started as a student at Foothill College and then became front line staff in Admissions and Records, a transcript evaluator, the dean of admissions and records and is currently the dean of enrollment services and international student programs. She has extensive knowledge of state and federal regulations, Department of Veterans Affairs regulations, Title V, Immigration and Naturalization Service’s policies, enrollment management and technology based solutions. She had led initiatives to create comprehensive online support services for all students to increase access and support for achieving their college goals.

    Nazy received the Administrator of the Year Award at Foothill College in 2016 and the League for Innovation in the Community College, John & Suzanne Roueche Administrator Excellence Award 2014. She holds a B.S., Business Administration/Management with a Minor in Russian and a M.A., Education, Concentration in Counseling & Student Personnel.

    Photo of webinar speaker Kevin Martin.

    Kevin Martin is the General Manager of Higher Education at Parchment. As GM of Parchment's Higher Ed practice and member of Parchment's Executive Team, Kevin's portfolio involves direct coordination with Product Development and Marketing within the Higher Ed market, direct responsibility for new member acquisition, implementation, existing accounts, and business development, and providing leadership to the Parchment Advisory Board. Kevin holds a B.A. from Calvin College and an M.B.A. from Michigan State University.

    What is a live webinar?

    A live webinar is an interactive online training. Participants can communicate with the presenter(s) during the event via a live chat feature.

    What is an on-demand webinar and how do I get access?

    An on-demand training is a previously recorded webinar available online which can accessed anytime, anywhere. You can register for on-demand trainings at any time. You typically receive a link to the recording and handouts within 24 hours of registration.  The recording is a campus access license and is available for one year from the date of the live event.

    How long are the webinars?

    Webinars can be 30, 45, 60, 90 or 120 minutes. Please check each training for the exact timeframe.

    How do I register?

    You can register online by adding the product to your shopping cart. You can also register by fax (1-866-508-0860), email (support@ieinfo.org), or mail by completing the paper-based registration form. The paper-based registration form is unique to each webinar and is available on each product page.

    How do I request accommodations?

    For captioning or any other accommodation, please contact us 7 days in advance. 303.955.0415 or support@ieinfo.org

    When do I register?

    You can register at any time, even the morning of the live event. If the live event has occurred, you can purchase the on-demand training (recording) of the session. You can register for on-demand trainings at any time.

    What is the process for attending a live event?

    The process is as follows:

    • We email participants login instructions approximately 1 week prior to the live event.
    • We email participants a link to the PowerPoint (.pdf) and any additional handouts approximately 1-2 days prior to the live event. Participants can make copies for attendees if desired.
    • We give a courtesy reminder call the day before the live event.
    • On the day of the live event, participants can login 30 minutes prior to the start time. Once logged in, participants can see the PowerPoint slides, ask questions, and make comments via the chat feature.
    • We email participants a link to the recording the Monday following the live event.
    Is there a recording available? And how long is the recording good for?

    Approximately one week after the conclusion of the live webinar, participants will receive a link to the recording which can be forwarded to all faculty and staff for viewing anytime, anywhere. The recording is a campus access license and is available for one year from the date of the live event.

    What are the technical requirements?

    Innovative Educators uses WebEx as its web conferencing provider. If you have not previously attended a WebEx event, please Join a Test Meeting to make sure your computer is compatible with WebEx. Be sure to complete this test prior to the live event. System Requirements - Webex System Requirements

    What equipment is required?

    For individual or small group viewing, a computer with a reliable Internet connection and audio capabilities are all that’s needed. For large group presentations, we recommend a computer with a reliable Internet connection and speakers, as well as an LCD projector. Participants can call in via phone if they are having trouble retrieving the audio over the computer. Please be sure to reserve a meeting room prior to the live event that can accommodate these requirements as well as your attendees. You should reserve the room 30 minutes prior to the webinar start time and you may want to allow at least 15-30 minutes after the webinar for discussion.


    What are the benefits of online training?

    Cost-Effective: No travel required. Online Training is an innovative way to provide your entire faculty and staff with a variety of professional development opportunities for one low price! The more you train the more you save, as the registration fee is per institution, not per person.

    Easy: You will receive a detailed list of instructions via email. If you run into any problems, we're always here to help.

    Practical: Our training sessions focus on the most critical and relevant issues facing educators today. Our primary goal is to provide participants with the information, training, and skills necessary to immediately implement positive change at their institutions.

    Top-Notch Presenters: Our presenters are subject matter experts and recognized in their field.

    Value Added: When you purchase an online training, you also receive a campus-wide access license to the recording for one year. Faculty and staff can access it as often as they like from any location.

    Satisfaction Guaranteed: Our online training is 100% guaranteed. If you are not satisfied, we will give you a credit for a future webinar or on-demand training of your choice (of equal or lesser value).

    How can we use these trainings?

    Flexible Training:

    • Live: Promote and attend a live webinar and debrief immediately following.
    • Hybrid: Distribute the recording to all faculty and staff at the beginning of each month and plan a discussion session at the end of the month to determine how you will implement the strategies presented.
    • On-Demand: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.

    In-Service Training: Plan an in-service around a live webinar or schedule a day and time to show the recording in a lecture hall or large conference room and invite faculty and staff to brainstorm and discuss implications for your institution.

    Online Faculty and Staff Learning Communities: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.

    Staff Recognition: Develop a program around the webinar with monthly themes and recognize the staff members that implement the best idea related to the theme.

    Team-Building: Utilize these trainings to develop cross-functional and cross-discipline teams to foster collegiality.

    New Employee Training: Include the online training as part of your new employee training program to ensure consistency.

    Implementation and Follow-Up: Use the guide and evaluation materials provided by Innovative Educators to plan, implement, and track your progress.


    How much does a live webinar or on-demand training cost?

    1 Training (Live Webinar or On-Demand Training) - $425 Unlimited connections, campus-wide access license to the recording for one year.

    Package Pricing

    • 2 Trainings - $645 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
    • 3 Trainings - $900 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
    • 6 Trainings - $1500 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
    What type of payment do you accept?

    You may pay with a credit card (American Express, MasterCard or Visa), PO, check, or electronic transfer of funds. You can email us (support@ieinfo.org), call 303-955-0415 or fax 1.866.508.0860.

    Payment terms are net 90 days.

    Where do I send payment?

    Please mail checks and POs to our mailing address:
    Innovative Educators
    3277 Carbon Place
    Boulder, CO 80301

    What is your cancellation policy?

    Below is a breakdown of our cancellation policy.

    • 30 days prior: Full refund
    • 14 days prior: $100 processing fee
    • Fewer than 14 days: Credit toward another IE event. Please note that registration for the live webinar includes access to the recording which you can share, as it is a campus access license. We email the recording the Monday following the live event. For questions, please email us or call 303.955.0415.
    What is included in the Go2K Membership?

    All live Webinars and over 100 pre-selected, on-demand webinars.


    Is the price for Go2K a one-time fee or an annual fee?

    The purchase price for Go2K is an annual fee, which includes access to over 150 live events/year and 100+ on-demand trainings.


    Are their certificates of completion available?

    Your on-demand portal includes automated certificates of completion and can be printed or downloaded after completing the training. The live events do not include automated certificates. However, we can provide you a fillable certificate PDF to share with faculty and staff.


    What kind of reporting is included?

    For your on-demand trainings, we provide you with a monthly usage report as well as an evaluation report. Upon request, we can provide annual or bi-annual registration reports for any live orders.


    How do I register for a live event?

    After you purchase your Go2K membership, we will email you an institution specific password that can be used to register for any live event.


    Can we share the registration coupon code with everyone at our institution?

    Yes. Feel free to share the coupon code with anyone at your institution. Please do not share with anyone outside your institution. We recommend registering 24 hours in advance of the live event.


    How do I access my on-demand trainings?

    After you purchase your Go2K membership, we will email you a link to your on-demand portal that you can share with your entire institution.

    How are colleges using Go2O?

    Colleges are using Go2O in a variety of ways:

    • As a stand-alone online orientation
    • As an online complement to their face-to-face orientation
    • As an online orientation for their distance learners
    • As an online enrollment checklist to ease the registration process

    Does purchase of Go2O include completion reports?

    You can receive completion reports two ways:

    • Automated delivery (ftp dump, email, webhook)
    • Instant access via administrative login

    What is the registration checklist and is it included in my Go2O purchase?

    The online enrollment checklist is designed to walk students through your enrollment process ensuring they make it to the first day of class! The registration checklist is one of the modules available with Go2O. Based on your purchasing level, the module can be a selection or will be included.


    Are there various pricing options available for Go2O?

    Yes, we have 4 pricing levels available.

    • Starter
    • Pro
    • Premium
    • Custom

    Is Go2O ADA compliant and responsive?

    Go2O is ADA accessible and fully responsive on any mobile device, tablet, or computer.

    How are colleges using SL?
    • Recruitment
    • Probation/Interventions
    • Career Readiness
    • Learning Centers
    • TRIO Programs
    • IX Training
    • IV Grants
    • With Advisors & Counselors
    • Extended Learning Institute
    • FYE & Student Success Courses
    • Orientation
    • Online FYE Seminar
    • Extra Credit
    • Financial Aid Appeal
    • College Level English Requirement
    • Supplemental Instruction
    • Target Online Learners
    • Student Disability Office
    • Writing Center
    • Can be required by faculty
    • Student Success Course

    Which workshops are your top rated?

    We take quality seriously, and so all of our workshops are top notch in terms of content and look. However, if we know how you plan to use StudentLingo (FYE, Retention, Probation, TRIO, etc.), we can make workshop recommendations.


    Funding is a little tight, how many workshops can I get for $XX?

    You can buy the entire StudentLingo package (48 workshops) or we offer several a la carte options. Unlike a lot of other software companies, we don’t charge per user, so we can work with any budget. We recommend talking to other departments on campus to increase your purchasing power and to share the cost. Also, we do have a pay model whereby students pay directly. If you are interested in learning more about this option, give us a call.


    Is there an admin view?

    This is a feature of our platform, but comes at an additional cost. With the admin view, you get access to more advanced reporting, and you have it in real time. With the standard membership, you get monthly reports.


    How have other schools leveraged reporting?
    • One of our partners, College of Southern Nevada, used StudentLingo to measure learning outcomes. in a study, one class had access to StudentLingo and the other cohort did not. 92% of the cohort with access to StudentLingo earned a whole letter grade higher than the cohort without StudentLingo.
    • A lot of our partners use the data to justify funding for grants, operating dollars, or for new program development.
    • The evaluation data is particularly useful in identifying what type of learning students prefer and the qualitative takeaways from viewing the workshop.
    • Some of our partners use the data to connect with their student information system, like Banner or Peoplesoft. 
    • I think a great way to get started on how you want to use the data is to ask yourself some questions:
      1. How will I know if StudentLingo was successful?
      2. What do I hope students will gain from access to StudentLingo?
      3. What data is important for me to know in order to show that StudentLingo is a worthwhile purchase?
    What is TutorLingo?

    TutorLingo is a series of 9 online training modules that prepare tutors by providing the basic skills necessary to support their peers in becoming more independent and strategic learners.


    Should the TutorLingo trainings be viewed in any particular order?

    No, each training is a stand-alone workshop, and they can be viewed in any order.


    What is the CRLA?

    The CRLA is a group of student-oriented professionals active in the fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education, tutoring, and mentoring. In 1989, the CRLA created a training program that is considered ‘best-practice’ for tutor training. A fews years ago, Innovative Educators partnered with the CRLA to create supplementary training modules. Our training supports learning centers in achieving level 1 certification through CRLA.


    Do CRLA members receive a discount on TutorLingo?

    Yes. CRLA members receive a 10% discount on TutorLingo.


    Is there an admin view?

    Yes. The admin view is an upgrade and costs $500, but gives you the ability to access completion data more efficiently and in real time. If you don’t want the admin view, we provide monthly usage reports.

    What is ParentLingo?

    ParentLingo is a go-to resource that institutions can easily share with parents to encourage student independence, growth & success. ParentLingo is a shared resource that recognizes and includes parents as partners in the educational process.


    What is the cost?

    Please contact us for pricing information.  Email kristen@ieinfo.org or 303-955-0415.


    What features are included?

    Standard package:

    • 8 Targeted Modules For Parents Branding (Logo On Every Page)
    • ADA Compliant & Responsive Design
    • Promotional Materials
    • Registration (First Name, Last Name, Email)

    Premier Package:

    • 8 Targeted Modules For Parents Branding (Logo On Every Page)
    • ADA Compliant & Responsive Design
    • Promotional Materials
    • Completion Reports & Standard Evaluations
    • Custom Branding (Logo & Institutional Photos)
    • 3 Additional Registration Points
    • Add & Edit Custom Content
    • Customizable Evaluations & Surveys Advanced Reporting
    • Designated Instructional Designer
    • Flexible Pricing (College Payment Option Or Parents Pay Directly)