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Student Success Collaborative

The Student Success Collaborative at UWM

Beginning in February, 2014, UWM will be piloting the Student Success Collaborative (SSC).  The SSC combines technology, research, process improvement and predictive analytics to help UWM positively affect student outcomes. By accessing and analyzing academic data, the Collaborative can unlock insights about patterns of student success. These insights will allow advisors and faculty to have earlier, more proactive, and more data-driven conversations with students.

Key ways this initiative may benefit UWM:

  • Support the focus on retention and student success among advisors, academic departments and colleges
  • Leverage "big data" by analyzing past student performance at UWM with the goal of identifying where students tend to get stuck or slowed down on their way to graduation, and to find the pathways and support services that most enable a student to be successful
  • Provide students and advisors course and academic major success metrics including alternative course and academic major trajectories.

Additional information regarding the collaborative can be found here or by visiting the Student Success Collaborative website at the Education Advisory Board at:

SSC Visit and Pilot Kick-off
November 5-6, 2013 Agenda
Participating Schools/Colleges and Designated Advisors

Peck School of the Arts:  Louis Molina and Shelly Bednar
Letters and Science:  Ian McLaughlin, Laura Stark, Gwyn Wallander, and Lori Fitzenberger
College of Nursing:  Deatra Holloway and Donna Wier
School of Information Studies:  Toby Deutsch and Angie Sadowsky

Campus Leadership Team for Pilot Implementation
Shelly Bednar (PSOA), Jennifer Deroche (L&S), Tamara Edmonds (Communication & Media Relations), Mark Jacobson (Communication & Media Relations), Robin Jens (CoN), Bob Meyer (Student Affairs), Chad Zahrt (SOIS), and Gesele Durham (Academic Affairs)

Additional assistance coordinating the data transfer: Tom Lemke and Ed Melchior (UITS)

Questions regarding the Collaborative and the pilot process can be directed to Gesele Durham.