Navigate

Instructors Navigate Training:

Training has been paused for Spring.  Individual instruction via Microsoft Teams is available, please contact cstindt@uwlax.edu to make arrangements.  We would also recommend using the links on the left, red menu, including the "How to use Navigate", which is full of resources.

All instructors are able to use Navigate for early alerts (PRO@UWL – progress reports online), appointment scheduling, and taking notes on advisees at this point.

Navigate Student Success System – UWL Timeline

Spring 2020

  • Advising and communication aspects for faculty, instructors, and applicable student affairs, diversity & inclusion, and enrollment services units.
  • Early alert notices (instructor to students) available through Navigate, PRO@UWL (progress reports online).

Student registration for Fall 2020:

  • Students will be officially introduced to Navigate and its features (desktop and app) - through START for students new to UWL.

Fall 2020:

  • All students will be officially introduced to Navigate and its features (desktop and app).
  • The Murphy Learning Center will be adding Tutoring to the Navigate app.

Questions can be directed to navigate@uwlax.edu and/or Jo Arney or Chris Stindt.

UWL Navigate Leadership Team

Betsy Morgan, Provost
Sandy Grunwald, Associate Vice Chancellor
Jo Arney, Director of Student Success
Chris Stindt, Navigate Functional Lead - Academic Advising Center
Sarah Joslyn, Coordinator for New Student and Family Programs
Becky Vianden, Director of Academic Advising and Career Services
Natalie Solverson, Director of Institutional Research
Maren Walz, Executive Director - Integrated Marketing and Communication
Stacey Narcotta-Welp, Director of Student Support Services

What is Navigate? expanding section

Navigate combines technology, research, process improvement, and predictive analytics to help educational institutions improve outcomes for all students, and particularly those at risk for not reaching their goals.

It does so by improving our processes in three areas: 1) communications, 2) promoting responsible, actionable use of data and predictive analytics, and 3) streamlining workflow.

Communications:

  • Improving how we communicate with our students by providing email and texting options that let us reach out to individual students and targeted groups to provide actionable information. We know that this type of proactive outreach has a direct and positive impact on student success, and the Navigate offers us the tools we need to do it consistently and well.
  • Improving how we communicate with each other about our students. With one click, you’ll be able to see the interactions your student has had with other professionals on campus and contact additional team members who can provide necessary support.

Responsible, actionable use of data and predictive analytics:

  • Identifying students at risk for not reaching their goals before problems become insurmountable, which allows us to connect students to resources they need in time to make a difference.
  • Providing data that support useful, purpose-driven conversations between students and their support network about the progress they’re making toward their degree.
  • Offering sophisticated search options that allow individual users to quickly and easily obtain actionable information about targeted groups of students that would previously have required queries to Institutional Research.

Streamlining workflow:

  • Enabling staff to spend more time providing direct student support and faculty on teaching, mentoring, and research by simplifying administrative processes (e.g., writing reports and notes, scheduling appointments, communicating with students, and preparing for meeting with students).

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) is among the other UW System comprehensive campuses employing Navigate to improve campus engagement, retention, and graduation rates. Improving our communication strategies and expanding our use of predictive analytics will help ensure that students who enroll at UWL stay enrolled, make timely progress toward a degree, and graduate with a strong sense of purpose. While each student will ultimately define what success means for them individually, as higher education professionals we have the responsibility to do everything we can to make sure that they all have the opportunity to reach their personal, academic, and professional goals.

Workflow and Training Engagement Team expanding section

Leader:

Chris Stindt, Navigate Functional Lead

Members:

Guy Herling, Academic Services Director, College of Science and Health

Michael Abler, Chair, Biology Department

Andy Oliver, Access Center Director

Karolyn Bald, Assistant Director of Academic Advising and Career Services

Jamie Schweiger, Academic Advisor

Nicole Wohlrab, Academic Advisor

 

Content Development Engagement Team expanding section

Leader:

Sarah Josyln, Coordinator for New Student and Family Programs

Members:

Becky Vianden, Director of Academic Advising and Career Services

Stacy Narcotta-Welp, Director of Student Support Services

Mark Moralez, Student Representative 

Promotion Engagement Team expanding section

Leader:

Maren Walz, Executive Director - Integrated Communications and Marketing

Members:

Stacy Trisler, Associate Lecturer, Marketing Department

Tyra Johnson, Student Representative

Analytics Engagement Team expanding section

Leader:

Natalie Solverson, Director of Institutional Research

Members:

Chris Stindt, Navigate Functional Lead

Roger Haro, Assistant Dean, College of Science and Health

James Murray, Assistant Dean, College of Business Administration

Sandy Keller, Academic Services Director, CASSH