The Institute offers a variety of services to support postsecondary institutions in their pursuit of undergraduate excellence and retention that include the following:
These could be structured either as an off site small group retreat at a distance removed from your campus, such as in the Institute’s beautiful region of western North Carolina, or a location nearer your campus or actually on your campus. Given travel costs the more distant retreat structure would need to be for a smaller group probably for key leaders. An on campus event could include a much larger group of stakeholders given the total absence of travel costs other than for the event facilitators from the Gardner Institute.
It could focus on any period of the undergraduate experience … (more)
Institute personnel will review individual initiatives, programs, courses, student success challenges and offer counsel in multiple fashions: written, telephonic, videoconference, and/or campus visits.
Institute personnel are available to visit individual institutions for the purpose of consultation, presentation, workshop facilitation, planning and evaluation, and guided conversations with key groups such as senior leaders, faculty, student affairs professionals, trustees, etc.
The Institute and its personnel have extensive experience with initiatives that involve multiple institutions, both two-year and four-year that are jointly engaged in common student success initiatives:
Advisory Support Topics
The Institute’s advisory support is tailored to the unique needs of particular institutions and clients. The following is a list of some of the most common topics for which we provide assistance. This is not an exhaustive list:
Visits to the Institute’s headquarters in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountain town of Brevard, NC, are welcomed. This is an excellent setting for undistracted, relaxing, and highly focused conversation on student success challenges. Either the entire Institute staff or selected individual members are available for advisory support for our visitors. Fees, if such are appropriate, would be determined by the number of Institute personnel involved, length of the visit, amount of advance preparation and review of materials, and desired follow-up.