Strategic Initiatives

Career Services Advisory Board

Establish a faculty-led Career Services Advisory Board, whose charge is to advise the Office of Career Services on academic and co-curricular priorities for career development and advance the integration of a campus-wide career development process in which experiences appropriate to a student’s position in the student lifecycle are embedded into curricular and co-curricular activities. Standing committee will launch in Fall 2015.

Civitas Learning Initiative

Enrollment Management and Student Success and the Office of the Provost, in partnership with Civitas Learning Network, is implementing a software that will enable the Miami University community to explore a broad range of data trends to inform campus-based student success efforts, along with being a member of a best-practices research collaborative with a diverse set of partner institutions. The web-based software generates personalized, real-time information and recommendations to help guide management decisions surrounding student success across the entire student lifecycle. The platform will enable Miami to ingest data from learning management systems, student information systems, and other sources, then build school-specific predictive models that will assist us with discovering hidden connections and identify key decision points that impact student success. Expected implementation is expected by early Spring 2016.

Student Success Collaborative Initiative

Enrollment Management and Student Success and the Office of the Provost, in partnership with the Education Advisory Board, is implementing the Student Success Collaborative, a web-based platform that combines historical student data, predictive analytics, and career counseling information into a single advising tool. There are currently four pilot programs underway: psychology and undeclared students in the College of Arts and Science, and nursing and psychology students in the College of Professional Studies and Applied Sciences. Expected University-wide implementation is expected Summer 2016.

Student Success Committee

In collaboration with the Provost’s Office, EMSS co-chairs the Student Success Committee. Held responsible and accountable for overseeing and executing research-based best practices and other proactive initiatives to improve the first-to-second year retention rate leading to continuous improvement in the four-, five-, and six-year graduation rates, this standing committee began meeting Fall 2015.