John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Six More Institutions Choose JNGI’S Retention Performance Management® Process to Improve Student Success and Retention Rates

January 19, 2016adminInstitute News1

The John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (JNGI), a national leader in helping colleges and universities increase student success, is pleased to announce six additional higher education institutions have joined the JNGI Retention Performance Management (RPM) process.

JNGI’s RPM process provides a flexible set of time- and resource-efficient processes and tools that help institutions create, implement and/or refine retention and completion plans.

The following institutions join the more than 300 that have worked with JNGI to build and implement a comprehensive strategic action plan to yield a new vision for enhanced learning and retention.

  • Bridgewater College
  • College of Micronesia – Federated States of Micronesia
  • Defiance College
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Rock Valley College
  • University of South Florida

“RPM helps institutions keep more of the students they admit – an outcome critical to fulfilling institutional mission and maintaining financial stability,” said Drew Koch, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Leadership & Innovation Officer, JNGI. “It involves faculty and staff in making data-based decisions about strategic retention and completion actions that they then implement to transform their institution and the students they serve.”

“These six institutions join eight others that have already elected to use RPM to improve retention,” added Koch. “These institutions are respectively using RPM to focus on their most critical cohorts, such as first-year, second-year or underrepresented male students. This shows just how flexible and powerful the process can be.”

“This collaborative and faculty-focused work can be extremely transformational for our institutions and their students,” said John N. Gardner, President, JNGI. “We are proud to partner with these strategically-minded organizations in assessing and planning for excellence in their entire undergraduate experience.”

JNGI’s proven student learning, success, retention and completion processes have been used by hundreds of institutions – including entire systems and/or districts – to improve the first-year and/or transfer experience as well as measurably improve student retention and related tuition revenue.

JNGI is currently accepting applications from colleges and/or universities interested in joining the next JNGI cohorts. For more information, visit

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One Comment

  1. Dana Lee LingJanuary 21, 2016 at 3:03 pmReply

    Thanks for the article and announcement! I see a winter storm warning is up for for your neck of the woods, hope you are still able to put in a few miles on the road. I look forward to continuing to work with the team there as these projects move forward!

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