Consultations and Trainings: Academic Support & Retention offer centralized training and development regarding academic success and retention practices. Additionally, AS&R staff serve as consultants to leaders or departments, staff, and faculty that will directly impact the experience, learning, and retention of undergraduate students.
AS&R facilitates academic workshops focusing on a variety of topics that are available to student groups, student organizations, university departments, and course instructors. Each interactive workshop is about 45-60 minutes and can be requested through Tutor Iowa or the below link.
AS&R staff serve as consultants to leaders or departments, staff, and faculty that will directly impact the experience, learning, and retention of undergraduate students. This may happen individually regarding early intervention and student support. This may also happen on a departmental level, specifically focusing on ways to implement strategic and tactics are actionable, evidence-based, and data-informed practices. In addition, our team responds to various departmental requests in which we may use costumize data requests, presentations, or facilitated conversations.
Excelling@Iowa provides staff and faculty with an actionable platform to support undergraduate student success at the University through integrated, coordinated, and proactive support. In addition to housing information about the new student transition gathered through the Excelling@Iowa Transition Survey, the Excelling@Iowa platform also supports an institution-wide referral platform, mass emailing capabilities, some MAUI records, and additional campus integrations.
The 1stGen@Iowa initiative aims to bring awareness to campus and work towards a strategic, collective approach to celebrating and supporting first-generation students. While the First-Generation Task Force serves as the foundational basis of this important initiative. The University of Iowa received a First-Gen Forward Designation from the NASPA Center for First-Generation Student Success. The task force's objective is to have Iowa be the first-gen ready as an institution. Both of these movements are campus-wide and rely on institutional commitment from key leaders and multiple campus partners for success.
The Tutor Certification Program provides professional development workshops and recognition for campus tutors. Workshops cover a variety of topics and change each semester. Students who tutor for two semesters, attend the New Tutor Training Day foundational training, and attend four workshops receive a certificate for their dedication to professional development and supporting peers through their tutoring services.
The Tutor Collaborative brings together campus tutor center supervisors for continued communication regarding campus offerings, to brainstorm and problem-solve, and foster campus partnerships.