Technology-Enabled Advising is part of the Integrated Planning and Advising approach to student success that promotes shared ownership for educational progress among students, faculty, and staff. It encompasses services that help students formulate and advance toward educational goals, including advising, counseling, progress tracking, and academic early alerts. Technology-enabled advising tools are at the core of iPASS (Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success).
Starting in October of 2015, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and EDUCAUSE provided grants to 26 institutions to develop systems to improve student success and degree completion. For more information, visit the iPASS Grant page.
Leveraging backward design, cross-unit collaboration, and the LMS, advising programs can promote student success while building students’ skills, fostering metacognition and empowering academic achievement.