Revolutionizing student advising, tracking and intervention

Stefanie Botelho's picture

Individual student advising can be improved by the use of data mining and analytics. At Arizona State University (ASU), we developed eAdvisor, a system that requires students to take courses that diagnose likelihood of success in a major early-on so struggling students can be rapidly redirected into a major where they will graduate.

The systematization of the curriculum and advising allows sophisticated enrollment management — providing exactly the seats needed in required courses — as well as easy analysis of degree programs to ensure they meet university requirements.

Use of these tools at ASU led to improvement in our graduation rate of 11.6 percent in four years, increased student satisfaction and success and saved money, all with a very large and diverse student population.

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