FoE Implement is an optional year-long advisory service for institutions that want Gardner Institute staff feedback, counsel, expertise, and support as they implement an action plan derived from a completed FoE self-study process. As important as the original FoE action planning process was, the most important outcome of the process is the actual implementation of the Plan.
An independent evaluation of the FoE process showed a strong correlation between institutions that reported a high degree of implementation of their FoE plans and significant increases in first-to-second year IPEDS retention rates over time. In the same study, it was found that the institutions that had the lowest level of FoE plan implementation experienced decreases in student retention rates. In short, it is not enough to create a plan; institutions need to implement it to a high degree. This service provides ongoing support from the Gardner Institute to help institutions do just that.
Institutions that take part in FoE Implement receive:
Colleges or universities interested in taking part in FoE Implement should download the FoE Implement application. Save the file as a Microsoft Word document before editing it. Send the completed form to (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (828) 378-0228).
Typically, a FoE Implement contract runs for a year at a time, and start dates are flexible depending on the needs of the institution.
For costs and payment plan information for FoE Implement, visit the Gardner Institute’s Cost webpage.