How Scheduling Struggles Cause Student Struggles
Research shows most students battle to enroll in classes needed to meet degree requirements, and unpredictable schedules lead to lower registrations, stalled progress, and higher dropouts. Find out how to shift to a student-centered approach and craft equitable schedules for successful Degree Velocity® and on-time degree completion. 🚀
5 Ways Smart Scheduling Saves You Time
When you’re asked to do more with less, it’s critical to find better ways to optimize your scheduling practices. Discover 5 ways our partners improve operational efficiency with Ad Astra.
Higher Education Needs Its Own Version of Moneyball - Inside Higher Ed Op-Ed
Better use of real-time data can improve the likelihood that students stay in college and graduate. Sarah Collins and Charles Ansell offer three ways to be more strategic about collecting and analyzing student progress data for improved outcomes.
Leveraging HESI® for Better Scheduling
When it comes to measuring your scheduling efforts, data is vital to your institution's story. The Higher Education Scheduling Index (HESI®) is a benchmark of academic space utilization and course offerings that enables tracking across multiple terms. HESI metrics can help academic leaders leverage data to optimize course offerings with the goal of advancing student completions.
The Course Schedule's Role in Ensuring Equitable Outcomes for Students
Student demographics are changing rapidly, with 60% of college students falling into the category of post-traditional. Designing a student-centric course schedule that meets shifting needs can be challenging. To ensure success and timely degree completion, institutions must consider variables such as modality, time of day, and campus preferences.
Measures of Effectiveness for an Undergraduate Schedule of Classes
Ad Astra recently partnered with AACRAO to research how modern institutions are measuring the effectiveness of their course schedules. The results of this timely survey are in.
Clearing the Path to Enrollment Health
Pandemic aftereffects, inflation, and economic instability continue to create uncertainty in the value and relevance of higher education for many prospective students and their parents. This uncertainty, and challenging demographic trends, have created an enrollment crisis for many institutions.
Why Momentum Year Matters
Colleges and universities historically track first-year retention to spot potential challenges in the critical first and second terms of a student's educational journey. Yet this lagging indicator is arguably insufficient when helping leaders make informed decisions about actionable interventions to support on-time degree completion.
The Power of Pathways
Pathways are known by many names. Simply defined, a pathway or degree map is a sequential list of courses required for a student to complete an academic program. It is a tool that can improve student success by streamlining course choice and it makes clear what courses students need to take and the order in which to take them.
A Foundational Approach to Improving Registration
Collin College streamlined its registration process across seven campuses, exchanging Excel sheets and post-it notes for streamlined, reliable data and dynamic, actionable visuals.
4 Reasons Our Client Advisory Board Benefits You
Ad Astra’s Client Advisory Board (CAB) performs much like a Collegiate Advisory Board. Both provide guidance and direction to ensure offerings are high quality and relevant to users. This piece explores the four reasons CAB benefits every client.