InsideTrack is dedicated to partnering with colleges and universities to combine student coaching, staff training, technology and data analytics to improve enrollment, persistence and career readiness of students.
To keep enrollment strong and graduation rates high, today’s institutions must be ready to support students of every age, background, and career stage.
InsideTrack helps colleges and universities create a more student-centered experience by supporting the development of programs and services that enhance the lifelong success of every type of learner, from traditional and underrepresented to adult and online.
Through strategic guidance for institutions, direct support and coaching for students and staff, and technology and insights that drive ongoing improvement, we help colleges and universities design and deliver student support that generates lasting impact.
January 22, 2020 – CHICAGO – McDonald’s today announced the launch of a new career exploration mobile application called Archways to Careers that will help restaurant employees nationwide maximize education benefits and take the next step in their professional journey– whether at McDonald’s or elsewhere. Built with long-standing partner, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), and with support from InsideTrack, a national success coaching organization, McDonald’s will now be able to offer all restaurant employees a real-time career advising tool that connects them to InsideTrack’s professional and credentialed advisors to support, coach and help them chart a path to achieve the future job or career they desire.
Virginia’s largest community college and a prominent public research university have co-partnered with an educational management and student support service provider to improve academic outcomes for transfer students.
Pete Wheelen, CEO of InsideTrack and Executive Chairman of Roadtrip Nation, shares his insight on the three most essential steps colleges and universities can take to build trust with their external partners.
Steps for students, staff and leadership to achieve better outcomes
It’s now been seven years since The New York Times dubbed 2012 the “Year of the MOOC (massively open online course).” Since then, online learning has evolved, but not in the ways that were predicted. Recently, there have been promising signs that online education could still change the game. YouTube has already become the most widely used platform for independent learning, especially for the so-called iGen.
Whether the students you work with are currently in college, recent graduates or looking to change or advance in their existing careers, InsideTrack has created a downloadable career support eBook to help them plan, find and thrive in their chosen field.
Innovative Strategies to Support Today’s Online College Students
Two striking trends in American higher education are on a collision course. A worrisome number of undergraduates — more than six in ten — fail to complete their degrees on time. Meanwhile, the explosive growth of affordable, convenient online offerings is dramatically expanding college access for the very students most at risk of dropping out.
In addition to creating more meaningful interactions that enhance student success, coaching also generates new insights into the student experience, driving ongoing improvement across the University.
With support from InsideTrack, Old Dominion University built an effective and sustainable coaching program from the ground up. The result is a transformed approach to student success that’s lifted the entire university, one ODU Monarch at a time.
We elected to enter into a public-private partnership with InsideTrack because we felt that the organization shared our values and focus on supporting prospective students in making informed application decisions and preparing for a strong start.
Over time, we’ve found that not just individual staff, but entire teams, typically fit into one of five profiles. While each profile is based on solid strengths, each also contains particular risks that can stand in the way of student — and program — success.
Based on our synthesis of findings from 40 institutions, 10 issues have emerged as some of the most common student support challenges institutions face.
A steady pipeline of well-trained graduates flowing into critical industries was essential to the economic health of the state. Yet too many students were dropping out of their degree programs, leaving their own economic futures — and these industries — at risk.
Strada is proud to share that our affiliate, CAEL, will be increasing its engagement with longtime partner, McDonald’s, to enhance their current Archways to Opportunity™ program through the addition of a digital career and education exploration solution. CAEL will lead the development and implementation of a mobile app augmented with insights and other functionality from Strada Education Network affiliates, Emsi and InsideTrack.
Strong Start, a technology-enabled program that leverages InsideTrack’s uCoach® Platform, lifted Penn State to the next level of enhanced student support: coaching for more students that provided more guidance and utilized more communication channels from the time of acceptance through their first two terms.
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