Adaptive learning: A key part of Ivy Tech’s mission, adaptive learning refers to the personalization of courses and learning opportunities, including through online learning, to meet the unique needs of each Ivy Tech student and ensure their success.
Capital assets: Capital assets are long-lived assets, such as land, buildings, infrastructure, equipment, deferred losses on debt refunding, and construction work in progress.
Career development: Career development focuses on helping students gain the skills and knowledge they need to pursue and be successful in careers. Career development includes exploration, advising, and planning; document preparation assistance, such as resumes and cover letters; interview preparation; networking opportunities through career fairs and on-campus recruitment; research on job market trends; professional development opportunities; and work-based experiences such as internships.
Case management: Case management involves seeing every Ivy Tech student as an individual, with individual goals, as well as challenges and barriers to meeting those goals. Case management coordinates services to meet students’ needs.
Certifications: Certifications, also referred to as credentials and industry-recognized credentials, validate and demonstrate an individual’s skills and knowledge in a particular occupation or industry.
Completions: Completions include associate degrees, certificates (technical certificates or less than 30 credit hour certificates), and certifications (defined above).
Customer Relationship Management/CRM: CRM is a strategy used to manage and analyze data about interactions with customers (in the case of Ivy Tech, current or potential students). CRM is designed to improve the customer experience, resulting in the recruitment and retention of more customers.
Gateway courses: Gateway courses are typically the first credit-bearing, college-level or foundational courses that a student takes as part of a certificate or degree program.
Intellectual diversity: Intellectual diversity, part of Ivy Tech’s core value of being inclusive, encompasses the free, open, and civil exchange of ideas and the celebration of the uniqueness of students, employees, and communities.
Persists: As used in Goal 1, persists means that every student continues to move toward his or her personal educational objective. As defined in the metrics for Goal 1, persistence is measured in two ways: students who continue their enrollment at Ivy Tech (full time or part time) from Fall Semester to Spring Semester in a single academic year, and students who continue their enrollment at Ivy Tech (FT or PT) from Fall Semester of one academic year to Fall Semester of the next academic year.
Reverse transfer: Reverse transfer refers to the process of transferring credits from a four-year institution to a two-year institution. Reverse transfer degrees are primarily for students who left a college prior to earning a degree but subsequently completed all requirements for the degree. For example, if a student earned 15 credits at Ivy Tech but no degree, and then transferred to a four-year school and earned another 45 credits, that student may be eligible to reverse transfer credits back to Ivy Tech in order to earn an associate degree.
Student empowerment: A key part of Ivy Tech’s mission, student empowerment refers to providing students with the supports, services, tools, and knowledge to be self-advocates and lifelong learners to achieve their individual career and life goals.