NAU receives grant to launch integrative technologies for student success

Northern Arizona University has been awarded nearly $225,000 from EDUCAUSE as part of its recent grant competition, Integrated Planning & Advising for Student Success, iPASS, in higher education.

The iPASS technologies offer an integrative approach to student success through services that help students advance toward their educational goals. With the support of the grant, NAU will transform student advising and mentoring by unifying several student information streams in a single system.

Two NAU hallmarks are the quality of student interactions with faculty and our effective use of technology,” said NAU President Rita Cheng. “With this initiative, we are combining those strengths to ensure our students have every opportunity to succeed.” 

Through the implementation of a customer relations management software, NAU hopes to integrate systems including academic advising notes, student affairs records, faculty alerts, a curriculum planner and Predictive Analytics Framework risk scores. The goal is to inform and streamline faculty and staff interactions with students, modeling a team approach to student support across various departments on campus.

NAU was one of 24 institutions across the country to receive the three-year grant. For information, contact Pauline Entin, NAU’s vice provost for Academic Affairs.