Our Partners

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Foundation for California Community Colleges - https://www.innovativeeducators.org/pages/collegebuys

We’re excited to announce a strategic partnership between the Foundation for California Community Colleges and Innovative Educators to provide online support services for students, faculty, and staff. These services include: online orientation, online student success workshops, online professional development and online tutor training. View more information about our partnership.


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Discover ConexED, the ultimate Student Experience Platform. Seamlessly integrating scheduling, virtual engagement, CRM, and Early Alerts into one cohesive technology, ConexED empowers staff and faculty across all campus departments to efficiently serve students from Recruitment to Graduation. Tested by students themselves, ConexED is incredibly intuitive, ensuring ease of use and seamless support whenever it's needed. 

With robust integrations, ConexED enables colleges to effortlessly connect their SIS, LMS, Calendars, and SSO, streamlining operations and enhancing the overall student experience.


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League for Innovation in the Community College - https://www.league.org

The League is an international organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. We host conferences and institutes, develop Web resources, conduct research, produce publications, provide services, and lead projects and initiatives with our member colleges, corporate partners, and other agencies in our continuing efforts to make a positive difference for students and communities.


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National Orientation Directors Association - www.nodaweb.org

The mission of the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) is to provide education, leadership and professional development in the fields of college student orientation, transition, and retention. The Association's core purpose is to create a community of practice that defines and enriches the fields of orientation, transition, and retention.


College Reading & Learning Association - www.crla.net

CRLA (formerly WCRLA) is a group of student-oriented professionals active in the fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education, tutoring, and mentoring at the college/adult level. CRLA is inherently diverse in membership. CRLA’s most vital function and overall purpose is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas, methods, and information to improve student learning and to facilitate the professional growth of its members.  Members give practical application to their research and promote the implementation of innovative strategies to enhance student learning. In a spirit of community, members share their own successful experiences with others so that all may benefit.


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Learning Support Centers in Higher Education - https://www.lsche.net/

LSCHE seeks to identify and provide a cornucopia of ideas, resources, and tools for learning support professionals in higher education to enable them to create the best possible learning support centers for the ultimate benefit of all our students.



InterACTT - awww.interactt.org

InterACTT is a collaborative group of like-minded professionals working to make your everyday work easier and more efficient. Our goal is to support your day-to-day work in counseling, disability services, student conduct, law enforcement, CARE and threat teams, and diversity, equity and inclusion.


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Laurie Hazard, Ed.D., Educator - Counselor - Consultant

Laurie is the Assistant Dean for Student Success and teaches in the applied psychology department at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. Her research is focused on personality traits and attitudinal variables that mediate achievement motivation. At Bryant, she is responsible for the administration and development of programs and curricula aimed at student success and retention. She oversees the University’s Academic Center for Excellence and Writing Center, Undergraduate Advising, Study Abroad, and the First-Year Gateway Experience. She has been designing curricula for FYE and study skills courses for over twenty years.  In addition to motivational speaking for students, Laurie does faculty and staff development, and has been a higher education consultant for the past fifteen years. Laurie is the co-author of Your Freshman Is Off To College: A Month-by-Month Guide to the First Year, for parents of new college students


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SmarterServices - www.smarterservices.com

SmarterServices is a full-spectrum assessment services company that solves unmet market challenges facing learners, instructors, institutions, and organizations by developing unique educational technology solutions to improve a learner’s success. Whether institutions need assistance identifying at-risk students due to technology access or goodness of fit matters, need to get started with automated online proctoring to prompt academic integrity, or need help authenticating learners during online course work, our team is here to help. 


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Ascendium Education Solutions® - https://ascendiumeducationsolutions.org/

For more than 50 years, Ascendium Education Solutions® has made postsecondary education a reality for millions of people. We’re a nonprofit and the nation’s largest student loan guarantor, a provider of student success tools, and a philanthropy whose mission is to elevate opportunities and outcomes for learners from low-income backgrounds. We believe in the boundless power of education and support big dreams.

We provide the Attigo® suite of student success solutions. Our nationally recognized persistence and completion curriculum, student debt letter, default management counseling, and training for higher education professionals take student success initiatives to new heights. 


No Greater Odds Movement/Documentary - nogreaterodds.com 

No Greater Odds is a powerful documentary that follows the inspirational stories of five community college students at the College of Southern Nevada. Barbara, Carlos, Jaklin, Monique and Tyrone each struggle with complicated family issues, financial difficulties and other personal obstacles as they seek to better their lives and futures through higher education.  No Greater Odds challenges misconceptions, ignites passion for higher education and inspires audiences to understand how community colleges lead the way with passion, purpose and a charge to educate future generations of our nation. By sharing these stories of struggle and triumph, college students will understand that the way their story ends depends on how it begins – because for them, there are No Greater Odds.


Screening for Mental Health, Inc. - www.MentalHealthScreening.org

Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH), the pioneer of large-scale mental health screening for the public, provides innovative mental health and substance abuse resources, linking those in need with quality treatment options. SMH programs educate, raise awareness, and screen individuals for common mental and behavioral health disorders and suicide.


Occupational Training Solutions - www.otsinfo.com

Occupational Training Solutions (OTS) is the leading provider of products for caregiver, nurse, and nurse aide training. We pride ourselves on improving patient care through education. Our customers save time and money with concise on-demand training, prevention of nosocomial infections, and reduction in patient care errors. OTS was started by two sisters who saw a need for improving patient care standards and are passionate about being part of the solution.