STUDENT SUCCESSEnsure every student persists towards their educational objective.
HOW WE GET THERE
STRATEGY 1.1 Ensure basic needs of students are met.
STRATEGY 1.2 Support students to succeed in gateway courses on first attempt.
STRATEGY 1.3 Expand capacity for high-demand selective admission programs.
STRATEGY 1.4 Ensure that students’ educational pathways provide for continuous enrollment through completion based upon their timeframe.
STRATEGY 1.5 Support students to intentionally engage with the College leading to individual academic and career success.
STRATEGY 1.6 Utilize technology to create a seamless and intuitive student experience.
Develop and orchestrate intentional wraparound services to meet the unique needs of students, ranging from individual case management to location of external resources and service providers while enrolled.
Expand programs, including but not limited to, Project Jump Start and Growth Mindset to prepare and position students for success. Provide additional professional development training for faculty to ensure student achievement.
Quantify areas of vocational challenges, nursing in particular, and develop plans for expansion. Expand the online application process to other limited enrollment programs.
Expand structured scheduling, coaching models, and number of eight-week courses offered to help enrolled students complete their studies on their time and schedule.
Increasing co-curricular opportunities and access to coaching and mentoring programs to show students how academic progress translates into meaningful careers.
Utilize technology to promote student success.
Develop user-driven applications for students to enhance College communications, deliver pertinent information, and improve scheduling.
Tracy Skaggs had dreams. She believed that something better could be ahead for her. However, for years, Tracy's daily struggles overshadowed her dreams until hope had nearly vanished altogether.
As an adult, the shadows of abuse and addiction continued to drive Tracy toward fear and doubt. Drug use continued. Mental health issues emerged. She began to repeat the cycle of abuse and addiction that she had experienced as a child. Homeless and frightened, Tracy prayed for answers and direction as she waited in a doctor’s office for medical attention. At that moment, Tracy saw an advertisement for Ivy Tech Community College.
Gaining the courage and confidence that she possessed as a child, Tracy contacted Ivy Tech. Advisors helped her with enrollment, supported her in finding connections to community resources, and soon Tracy began a new path. She had new career aspirations and plans to contribute positively in the community.
“Ivy Tech has helped me more than I can ever say and enrolling in Ivy Tech is the best decision I’ve made,” shared Tracy. “Through Ivy Tech, I’ve found my identity. I have found what normal is. I have found my heart and my deep desire to help others. I have found support and people who believe in me – people who want to help me succeed.”
In one of Tracy’s early assignments at Ivy Tech, she had to write a speech entitled “Who I Am.” The support from faculty, the safety of the classroom and self-confidence gained from attending school gave Tracy the courage to share her personal journey which she titled, “I Am the Face of Recovery.” Today, Tracy continues to share her story of hope in her community to help others find freedom from addiction.
Through Ivy Tech and her faith, Tracy has once again found her dreams. She is successfully balancing classes, internships, research studies, and pursuit of a healthy personal life at home. She remains steadfast to her dream of helping others break the multi-generational cycles of addiction and abuse. Tracy, like many other Ivy Tech students, will pursue educational pathways that help her achieve a degree, a career path, and a better life.
“Ivy Tech is amazing. Now, I have mentors who are helping me and I’m even mentoring others as well,” added Tracy. “Every day, I thank Ivy Tech and I thank God for Ivy Tech in my life.”
Fall to Spring Retention
Fall to Fall Retention
FALL TO SPRING RETENTION
Year 1: 70%