Driving Toward a Degree is a data-driven resource that measures the extent and impact of various institutional structures, processes, practices, and technologies related to student success. Student success is actualized by institutions through student supports, which are defined as products and services used to promote students’ educational, personal, and professional development by targeting both academic and non-academic barriers to achievement.
During the month of June, the Advising Success Network will publish a series of research briefs highlighting findings from the 2020 Driving Toward a Degree initiative, which captures the perspectives of over 2,500 administrators, advisors, counselors, and faculty from nearly 1,000 institutions. These research briefs cover topics ranging from reported barriers to achieving an ideal academic advising experience to the use of technologies to enhance holistic student supports and improve student outcomes.
Brief 1: Collaboration is crucial to holistic student supports.