SERVICES

Retention Performance Management®

A process to create and implement an evidence-based plan for improving student retention and completion rates.

 
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I. WHAT IS RETENTION PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT? 

Focus on shared decision-making. This is a task force-based assessment model. The broad involvement of faculty, staff, and students in your structured planning and implementation processes improves both institutional commitment to the plan and the student success outcomes of the plan.

 

By working with us, your benefits include:

  • Keep more of the students you admit— an outcome critical to fulfilling your mission and maintaining financial stability.
  • Receive our first-rate student success advice & support at a scalable cost that your institution can afford.
  • Receive easy to use, data collection templates and analytics tools.
  • Receive unparalleled level of guidance to make informed, data-based decisions about your strategic retention and completion efforts.
  • You'll have a plan. Your institution can focus on the actions associated with the plan— rather than creating a planning process.
  • Focus on shared decision-making. Retention Performance Management is a task force-based assessment model. The broad involvement of faculty, staff, and students in your structured planning and implementation processes improves student success.

Since beginning in the fall of 2014 over 30 colleges and universities have opted to participate in the Retention Performance Management process.

We hope you will join them as part of our next cohort!

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Join us for our next webinar:

Retention Performance Management for Small and/or Rural Institutions

Sept. 19th at 9 am Eastern. 

The webinar is free and you can register HERE.

 

II. WHAT ISSUES DOES IT ADDRESS?

Retention Performance Management addresses a variety of common challenges often associated with retention and completion of higher education.


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Less-than-desirable retention and completion outcomes. 

The process can help institutions keep more of the students they admit — an outcome critical to fulfilling your institutional mission and maintaining financial stability.

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Inability to access top-quality student success expertise due to limited resources. 

The Retention Performance Management process offers the Gardner Institute’s first-rate student success support at a scalable cost that institutions can afford.

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Limited institutional research resources. 

Retention Performance Management provides data collection templates and analytics tools that can be used by nearly all institutions regardless of their level of institutional research staffing.

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Lack of focus for student success efforts. 

Retention Performance Management institutions make informed, data-based decisions about strategic retention and completion efforts before they invest or reallocate resources for new and/or expanded programs.

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Lack of structure for student success efforts. 

Retention Performance Management is structured and comprehensive processes and tools created and supported by the student success experts at the Gardner Institute. Your institution can focus on the actions associated with the plan – rather than creating a planning process.

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Lack of involvement in student success efforts. 

Retention Performance Management is designed using the Gardner Institute’s task force-based assessment model. The broad involvement of faculty, staff, and students in the structured planning and implementation processes bodes well for improving student success in environments that value shared decision making.

III. HOW DOES IT WORK?

Our services are adaptable and comprehensive.

Retention Performance Management addresses the full continuum of retention and completion planning including the collection and analysis of data to create a plan (Analyze and Plan) and the implementation and continuous evaluation of a plan (Act and Monitor). Making use of the following, you’ll work with our student success experts to build and implement a highly effective retention plan.

Institutions may participate in one or both phases and/or include an optional visit, based on your needs. We reserve the right to conduct a virtual visit or charge an additional fee for a visit to institutions outside the contiguous US.

 
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IV. FEES & APPLICATION

Retention Performance Management fees vary based on undergraduate unduplicated enrollment.

Now Accepting Applications

The Gardner Institute is currently accepting applications from colleges and/or universities interested in joining the next Retention Performance management cohort.

Apply by Nov. 30th  to  join the next cohort.

 
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ASK OUR STAFF

To learn more about Retention Performance Management and our proven results, simply give us a call or e-mail us.

 
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