VISIONARY LEADERSHIP AWARD
HARNESSING TECHNOLOGY FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
BGSU was one of three universities selected to receive a Student Success Collaborative (SSC) Award from EAB, a division of The Advisory Board Company. The awards, announced at the collaborative's annual summit, held Oct. 27–28 in Washington, D.C., recognize institutions and leaders who create the cultural change necessary to embrace technology and implement innovative ideas that help more students to persist and graduate.
In addition to the award, EAB will donate $1,500 to BGSU's general scholarship fund.
BGSU, Middle Tennessee State University and Slippery Rock University participate in the Student Success Collaborative — a membership that leverages technology, data and predictive analytics, best practice research and consulting to help colleges and universities improve student outcomes.
Accepting the Visionary Leadership Award on behalf of BGSU was Andy Alt, assistant vice provost for academic affairs. Alt leads the University's membership in the collaborative, which supplies BGSU's advisers with a student success analytics platform to identify at–risk and off–path students. The platform also gives advisers the tools they need to act on the data and provide exceptional support to BGSU's over 14,000 undergraduate students.