Persistence and completion are correlated to how well learners are guided and how well they fit into the environment reinforcing completion. It has been shown through numerous industry studies, working with learners proactively, can have a dramatic impact on enrollment and degree success. Over the years, institutions strive to develop proactive practices focused on student success. Central is the need to address how learners attend multiple institutions and expect coursework to map and count toward degree requirements. Course equivalencies generally help learners see what may transfer, but they don't help learners visualize what requirements are satisfied. Pathways are designed to help address the intersection between providers and their academic requirements.
AcademyOne set out to improve how institutions address Guided Pathways. Initially, we invited several institutions to discuss and brainstorm. Then, we set out to pilot our new set of tools automating building, publishing, and promoting Guided Pathways online. As a result, we are expanding beyond a small core set of initial clients.