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    We know you're results oriented, so here's the proof. Keep scrolling to learn how states, clients, and partners are putting all hands on deck to aid in student success.

     

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    State Footprint

    Case Studies

    Equity Examples

    Partner Spotlights

     

     

    State Footprints

    Curious about the strides other states are taking to meet state initiatives? Learn about strategies being implemented in the state footprints below.

    Texas: Increasing Enrollment Health Across a State in Response to SB25

    Texas: Increasing Enrollment Health Across a State in Response to SB25

    Interstate transfer and capacity bottlenecks were an issue in Texas. After the passing of State Bill 25, Texas institutions implemented strategies to resolve these problems. Learn where the state of Texas began, adjustments made, and the impact of these changes.

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    California: Improving Completions to Meet Graduation Initiative 2025

    California: Improving Completions to Meet Graduation Initiative 2025

    When students can't enroll in the classes they need to graduate, changes must be made to ensure timely completions. California State University is a great example of a university making large strides to encourage timely graduations and meet Graduation Initiative 2025.

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    Case Studies

    Our clients have stories to share. Don't just take our word for it, though. Learn about the success other institutions are having across the country. You could be next.

    Advance Student Outcomes

    Advance Student Outcomes

    GTCC analyze student data to
    inform the implementation of new practices and track institutional progress, to benefit student retention, success, and completion. 

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    Maximize Academic Resources

    Maximize Academic Resources

    Consolidating institutions are becoming more common,
    but there are no clear blueprints outlining ways to execute the mergers. As two Georgia universities learned from their 2015 merger, using the schedule as a strategy with the help
    of expert consultants can make
    all the difference.

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    Improve Persistence and Success

    Improve Persistence and Success

     

    Los Rios Community College District will utilize data to identify scheduling barriers and align course offerings with the real-world course requirements of their students, in an effort to improve student outcomes.

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    Strategic Enrollment Management

    Strategic Enrollment Management

    SUNY Fredonia aligned course offerings and classroom capacity
    with student course demand,
    resulting in substantial instructional
    cost savings and a more 
    student-friendly schedule.
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    Refine Academic Schedules

    Refine Academic Schedules

    The University of Kentucky had
    to develop a plan in short
    order for handling a larger than expected freshman class. Ad Astra's strategies and scheduling intelligence helped refine academic schedules to accommodate new students, sections, and classroom assignments.
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    Reallocation Lead to Savings

    Reallocation Lead to Savings

    Western Kentucky University had to reallocate offices, classrooms,
    labs, and auditoriums during a
    three-week semester break.
    Astra Schedule powered fast rescheduling decisions and over three
    summer terms, WKU has saved
    more than $350,000 in energy costs.
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    Equity Examples

    How can you impact your minority students through course schedule refinement? Learn how other institutions are positively influencing students on their campus.

    Utilizing the Course Schedule to Decrease Bottlenecks and Equity Gaps

    Utilizing the Course Schedule to Decrease Bottlenecks and Equity Gaps

    As a recognized Hispanic Serving Institution, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi has a history of Latino student success. They began to notice that general education bottlenecks were becoming a barrier to completion in this student population. In an effort to better serve students, they aligned their schedule with demographic needs and increased enrollments. 

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    “Annualized Scheduling” Increases Hispanic Retention, Graduation, and Enrollments

    “Annualized Scheduling” Increases Hispanic Retention, Graduation, and Enrollments

    When every department is scheduling classes, lack of communication can lead to resources lacking optimization. To combat fragmentation, Central New Mexico Community College centralized their scheduling process to ensure they were offering enough sections for all students to access needed courses. This has greatly impacted their Latino and Native American students.

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    Asian and African American Student Retention Increases Due to Scheduling Changes

    Asian and African American Student Retention Increases Due to Scheduling Changes

    When late-term cancellations began to impact students, Arapahoe Community College realized change was necessary to stand by their mission and support student success. After evaluating areas of opportunity within the course schedule, they were able to bolster student credit hour loads and retention, allowing this community college to serve its mission while decreasing equity gaps.

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    Partner Spotlights

    Do partnerships really lead to results? We'll let you come to your own conclusion by checking out our partner spotlights. 

    AASCU + AD Astra

    AASCU + AD Astra

    AASCU’s 400 member colleges and universities are committed to student access, success, and opportunity. Collectively, they serve nearly four million students, and enroll a significant portion of undergraduates who are first generation, Pell-eligible, or members of underrepresented minority groups. They are designed to be - and strive to be - engines for economic mobility. Learn how they use the schedule to drive change.

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    CCA Game Changers

    CCA Game Changers

    Complete College America released a series of recommendations to increase retention and completion for community colleges. Needless to say, these recommendations are game changers. Learn how to bring each recommendation to fruition by operationalizing the tips. Do you require pathways intervention? Are you focusing on students in your momentum year? Learn how to put these practices into action. 

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