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Here are the ways Change by Degrees can support your campus.

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Our Services

Student Success Site
Visit and Review

We offer a Student Pipeline Analysis to help institutions identify gaps and opportunities in their students' success. Using data-driven insights, our team analyzes key metrics such as enrollment, retention, progression, and graduation rates. In collaboration with our clients, we develop targeted, data-informed interventions that address the unique needs of their student populations. With our service, institutions can make informed decisions and drive real, measurable impact on student success.

Student Pipeline

Analysis

Change By Degrees offers a comprehensive Student Pipeline Analysis that helps institutions identify gaps and opportunities for student success. Our team uses data-driven insights to analyze key metrics such as enrollment, retention, progression, and graduation rates. This provides a clear understanding of where students struggle and where resources can be best deployed. We collaborate with clients to develop targeted interventions that address the unique needs of their student populations and support their overall success. Institutions can use our service to make informed decisions and drive real, measurable impact on student success.

Student Journey Mapping

Our Student Journey Mapping service helps universities gain a better understanding of the student experience by visualizing the journey from enrollment to graduation. To achieve this, we collect data and feedback from students, faculty, and staff and map out touchpoints along the journey. By creating a holistic view of the student experience, institutions can identify pain points and opportunities for improvement. Moreover, the journey mapping process fosters collaboration between various service providers on campus. It provides a shared understanding of the student experience and the role that each office and department plays in supporting student success.

Student Case Management System Design

Our experienced consultants lead highly effective and impactful workshops, ranging from small groups to gatherings of up to three hundred participants. Whether you're looking to engage individuals within your institution or across multiple organizations, our facilitation and convening services facilitate discovery, ideation, piloting, and successful implementation of innovative solutions.

Student Services
Program Review

Change by Degrees offers a range of free resources to support those committed to student success. These resources include whitepapers, webinars, research reports, and blog posts that delve into the latest trends, best practices, and innovations in the field. The goal of these resources is to provide valuable insights, practical tips, and thought-provoking ideas that can inspire and inform your work. Whether you are a student affairs professional, a faculty member, a school administrator, or simply passionate about education, these resources are designed to help you stay informed, connected, and inspired in your work.

Curricular Complexity Analysis

Our Student Journey Mapping service helps universities better understand the student experience by visualizing the journey from enrollment to graduation. This mapping process involves collecting data and feedback from students, faculty, and staff, and mapping out touchpoints along the journey. By creating a holistic view of the student experience, institutions can identify pain points and opportunities for improvement. Additionally, the journey mapping process fosters collaboration between various service providers on campus, as it provides a shared understanding of the student experience and the role that each office and department plays in supporting student success.

Business Process Mapping and Improvement

Our Student Case Management Design Service helps higher education institutions optimize their student support systems by designing and implementing effective case management processes. We work closely with our clients to understand their unique challenges and opportunities, and develop custom solutions that ensure students receive timely, comprehensive, and compassionate support throughout their journey. Our services include needs assessments, process design, technology integration, training and implementation, and continuous improvement. By facilitating collaboration between student service providers and departments, we create a seamless and coordinated experience for students that fosters success.

ROI Analysis

Our team of experts utilizes best practices and industry research to identify areas of opportunity and make actionable suggestions for enhancing the student experience. This service is designed to foster collaboration between departments and promote a more holistic approach to student success. Whether it's streamlining processes, improving communication, or developing new initiatives, our goal is to help universities provide the best possible support to students.

Grant-Writing

Change By Degrees helps institutions evaluate and streamline the structure and flow of their academic programs. Our team evaluates existing curricular pathways to identify areas of complexity and inefficiency, and works with stakeholders to develop recommendations for improvement. The goal is to create a simpler, more straightforward academic journey for students, leading to increased success and graduation rates. Through this service, institutions can gain a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of their curricular pathways, and make data-driven decisions to improve the student experience.

Student Success
Maturity Analysis

Our Business Process Mapping and Improvement services help colleges and universities streamline and optimize operations to better support student success and degree attainment. By identifying inefficiencies and areas for improvement in business processes, we help institutions create more effective systems. This can result in faster response times for student inquiries, improved financial aid disbursements, more efficient registration and enrollment processes, and a better overall student experience. Ultimately, these improvements can lead to higher retention rates, better student outcomes, and increased degree attainment.

Policy Analysis

We help colleges and universities evaluate the effectiveness of their student success initiatives and programs. By analyzing the cost and impact of these initiatives, we help institutions make informed decisions about which programs to continue, expand or terminate, and how to allocate resources most effectively. Our analysis also considers the financial benefits to the university, particularly in terms of improved retention rates and cost savings. By ensuring that resources are being used effectively and efficiently, we help institutions achieve better outcomes for their students and financial sustainability.

Coaching and Advising

Change By Degree provides comprehensive grant writing services to help universities and colleges secure funding for initiatives and programs. Our team has a deep understanding of the grant landscape and the requirements of funding organizations, which enables us to identify the best opportunities and develop strong, competitive proposals. Our grant writing services include proposal development, budget preparation, and grant management, ensuring that clients receive the maximum funding available. By leveraging our expertise in grant writing, institutions can secure the resources they need to achieve their goals and drive student success.

Student Intervention Framework Design

Change By Degrees offers expert support in the development and implementation of student intervention frameworks. Our team has extensive experience working with universities and other organizations to identify key indicators of student progress and develop effective, data-driven strategies for intervening when students need additional support. We work closely with campus stakeholders to design and implement these frameworks, ensuring that they align with institutional goals, are data-driven and effective, and are culturally and organizationally appropriate. With our support, universities can improve their ability to proactively identify and support at-risk students, improving retention and degree attainment outcomes.

Academic Advising
Review

Change By Degrees Consulting offers engaging and thought-provoking talks and keynotes on a range of topics related to student success and educational attainment. Our speakers bring a unique perspective and expertise, having worked with universities, K-12 schools, government agencies, and other organizations in the field of education. Whether you're looking for an inspirational keynote to kick off a conference, a workshop to dive deep into a specific issue, or a talk to spark new ideas, we have speakers who deliver meaningful and impactful presentations. With a focus on practical solutions and actionable insights, our talks and keynotes leave attendees feeling inspired, informed, and empowered to drive change.

Financial Aid
Strategy Review

Change By Degrees offers a comprehensive Student Pipeline Analysis to help institutions identify gaps and opportunities in their student success pathways. Using data-driven insights and innovative strategies, our team analyzes key metrics such as enrollment, retention, progression, and graduation rates. This analysis provides a clear understanding of where students are struggling and where resources can be best deployed. In collaboration with our clients, we develop targeted, data-informed interventions that address the unique needs of their student populations and support their overall success. With our Student Pipeline Analysis service, institutions can make informed decisions and drive real, measurable impact on student success.

Ecosystem Mapping and Opportunity Analysis

Change By Degrees offers expert support in the development and implementation of student intervention frameworks. Our team has extensive experience working with universities and other organizations to identify key indicators of student progress and develop effective, data-driven strategies for intervening when students need additional support. We work closely with campus stakeholders to design and implement these frameworks, ensuring that they align with institutional goals, are data-driven and effective, and are culturally and organizationally appropriate. With our support, universities can improve their ability to proactively identify and support at-risk students, improving retention and degree attainment outcomes.

Operational Excellence
for Student Success

Our team specializes in improving academic advising processes and outcomes. We work with universities to analyze and assess their existing advising programs and design custom solutions to enhance student success. Our services include advisor training and development, program design and implementation, and ongoing support to ensure the sustainability of effective advising practices. Through our evidence-based approach, we aim to foster proactive, individualized, compassionate, and professional advising for students, leading to improved academic outcomes and overall satisfaction.

Program Assessment
and Evaluation

Change by Degrees helps institutions optimize their financial aid programs and better support student success. Our team of experts analyzes current financial aid processes and systems, identifies areas for improvement, and develops recommendations to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the program. We work to ensure that financial aid strategy aligns with broader student success initiatives and helps to remove barriers for students. With our guidance, institutions can create a more streamlined and equitable financial aid process that benefits both students and the institution.

Student Success Change Readiness Assessment

We provide organizations with a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of their internal and external environments, and the relationships and interactions between various stakeholders. Our consultants use a variety of techniques and tools to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the ecosystem, identify opportunities for improvement, and provide recommendations for creating a more effective and integrated approach to student success. The service is designed to foster collaboration and alignment between different departments and stakeholders within the organization, and to help organizations develop a more strategic and impactful approach to student success initiatives.

Data-Driven Analysis

Our approach focuses on optimizing key processes and systems that support student success and degree attainment, including academic advising, student support services, and administrative processes. By streamlining these processes, institutions can enhance the student experience, improve outcomes, and increase efficiency. Benefits to students include faster and more effective access to the resources they need to succeed, a more personalized and proactive approach to academic and student support, and an overall higher quality and more efficient experience on their journey towards degree completion.

Technology Planning
and Integration

Change By Degree provides expert-led assessment and evaluation services to assist colleges and universities in evaluating their student success initiatives. Our assessments use a combination of quantitative and qualitative data to gain a thorough understanding of strengths and areas for improvement in student support programs, services and policies. The information gathered from these evaluations helps institutions make informed decisions to enhance the student experience, increase student success and degree attainment. Furthermore, our evidence-based and emerging practices approach supports institutions in meeting accreditation standards, demonstrating the effectiveness and impact of their programs and policies on student outcomes.

Professional
Development

Change By Degrees helps institutions prepare for and manage the transition to new programs, initiatives, or changes aimed at improving student success and degree attainment. Our team works with colleges and universities to assess their current state of readiness and provides recommendations for changes that can optimize results. The assessment considers a range of factors, including organizational culture, resources, processes, and technology, to provide a complete picture of the institution's strengths and areas for improvement. The assessment provides institutions with a roadmap for success, guiding them through the change process and helping them overcome any challenges along the way. The result is a smooth and efficient transition to a more effective student success program, promoting increased enrollment, retention, and degree completion.

Research and

Planning

We help institutions evaluate their level of capability and capacity in executing effective student success initiatives. Our team of experts assesses various aspects of an institution's student success endeavors, including governance, data and analytics, student services, and program delivery, among others. The analysis provides a structured evaluation of the institution's progress, assigning a score or level to each aspect, indicating the degree to which the institution is effectively executing its student success goals. The result is a comprehensive understanding of the institution's strengths and weaknesses and an identification of areas for improvement, leading to a more strategic and impactful approach to student success and greater student outcomes.

Talks and

Keynotes

At Change By Degrees, we are dedicated to promoting policies that support student success and drive positive change in higher education. Our team stays up-to-date on the latest policy developments and provides in-depth analysis and recommendations on key policy issues. We work closely with colleges and universities to engage policymakers and influencers, leveraging our expertise and insights to advocate for evidence-based policies that can improve the student experience and enhance degree attainment. Our focus on policy analysis and advocacy is aimed at promoting positive change in higher education and helping institutions create a more supportive and effective environment for student success.

Facilitation and

Convening

Change By Degree's expertise in student success data and analytics helps colleges and universities make informed decisions about student success strategies. We provide tools and insights to effectively track and analyze student performance, identify areas for improvement, and measure the impact of interventions. Our team works with institutions to develop custom data dashboards and reporting systems that allow quick and easy access to information needed to make informed decisions.

Technology Planning
and Integration

We assist universities with planning and integrating student success technologies to improve outcomes. Our experts analyze institutional needs, evaluate options and provide recommendations for technology solutions that are best suited for achieving Student Success goals. With our guidance, universities can streamline processes, automate tasks, and access data to make data-driven decisions, leading to a more effective and efficient approach to student success.

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