John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

As the nation’s leader in higher education student success, the non-profit, John N. Gardner Institute (JNGI) has been partnering with higher education institutions for nearly 18 years. Our work helps to create and subsequently implement evidence-based plans for improving student learning, success, retention and completion through a variety of processes, expert guidance and support. Our processes include:

Analytics Process Collaborative Apply by September 23,2016
To answer the question, “I have a dashboard, now what?”

Provides a process and tools for institutional faculty-centered teams to build and implement a plan to apply analytics in their courses.

Foundations of Excellence® Now Accepting Applications
For First-Year and Transfer Students

Helping institutions create and implement an analytics-based plan for an excellent first-year and/or transfer student experience.

Gateways to Completion® Apply by September 16, 2016
Comprehensive Course Transformation

Helping faculty and staff positively transform teaching and learning and reduce failure rates in lower division and/or developmental education “gateway” courses. 

Retention Performance Management® Apply by October 6, 2016
For Sophomores (and other populations)

Helping institutions create and implement an analytics-based retention plan for specific cohorts such as first-year males or second-year students.

Teaching and Learning Academy Apply by September 23, 2016
To help faculty successfully apply evidence-based engaging pedagogies

Provides a process and discipline-based communities to help faculty create and implement a plan to apply and sustain the use of evidence-based pedagogies in their courses.

John N. Gardner Institute Response to House Bill 2