By DeVry University
4 min read
Imagine an academic counselor available to students 24/7, always having student needs in mind and quick to give a “nudge” when needed.
DeVry University has partnered with Civitas Learning Space to provide that to students in the form of Inspire, a tool that uses academic analytics to “nudge” students who might be starting to falter, and works to keep them engaged with useful communications pertaining to their academic success.
“The Civitas analytics show us engagement. We’re able to create heat maps and can nudge students based on their engagement, to kind of keep them going,” says Dr. Lynn Burks, national dean at DeVry University and the Keller Graduate School of Management. “Different students have higher or lower levels of engagement, but everybody may benefit from some nudging and we’re seeing the results in terms of student success. When your heart and soul are engaged, your mind is engaged.”
In addition to offering Inspire as a service to students, DeVry has also created an entire student care team of advisors who take a holistic look at how students participate in their education. This helps determine adjustments that could make a long-term difference in future success. They partner with faculty to help them engage with students using Inspire and other methods.