Navigate at WSU
The Navigate platform at WSU aims to increase retention and graduation rates by improving student achievement. Developed by the Education Advisory Board (EAB), the program combines technology and best practice research to help institutions assist students on their educational journeys.
How it works: Navigate is an online advising tool that helps advisors and faculty connect with students online, and uses predictive analytics to alert advisors if a student is veering off path for graduation in the desired major. The tool predicts a student’s successful progress by making comparisons to the pace of students who have successfully graduated in the desired major over the past 10 years.
Advisors can use Navigate to schedule appointments with students, and vice versa. They can also connect with students via text, and even refer and track students to student-service offices at WSU. In evaluating student needs, advisors see a comprehensive array of diagnostic information on a single screen and can look into each topic for more detailed information. They can print out student views of information. Advisors and coordinators also can create outreach lists, or “campaigns” based on criteria they choose.
Administrators can use the predictive analytics workbooks to identify trends regarding student progress and degree switching patterns in the major, college and institution.