Big positive news for Project Lever from Steven Mintz, opinion leader the Chronicle for Higher Education: e-advising is named No.1 educational innovation of the future!
Innovation 1: e-Advising
Why do only half of college students graduate? Noncognitive factors seem pivotal, and social disconnection appears to be a crucial factor. When students feel alone, they withdraw and eventually give up. Conversely, students who feel part of a community persist. Another key factor is a lack of direction: Many students accumulate wasted credit hours. Sophisticated e-advising systems will monitor student engagement and degree planning, send out automated warnings, and signal faculty and academic advisers about impending trouble, thus helping ensure that students remain on a path to graduation.
We could not agree more! Student advising can help students get an early start on their careers, develop their academic network, improve graduation rates, and create a positive dialog between students and faculty members. We look forward to empowering students to reach their educational goals!