Universities want to minimize student attrition rates. In order to do so, they need to enable incoming students to successfully adapt to their new learning environment. Schools use new student onboarding programs to help freshmen forge connections with upperclassmen who can help them acclimate to the fresh surroundings, find student communities to plug into, and engage with likeminded peers. The upperclassman mentor can answer questions and serve as a more personalized form of support than the student would be able to get from a university counselor or welcome orientation.
With new student onboarding, you can
As many as 1 in 3 first-year students won’t make it back for sophomore year.
When handling sensitive student data, universities need to comply with strict regulations in order to maintain privacy. Chronus secures participant data in a private environment where administrators control access and information sharing.
University mentoring is a proven way to combat student attrition and enable student success. First, you must learn to understand the modern student.
Leeds School of Business sought to run multiple mentoring programs for students and alumni, but manual management slowed them down. Until they found a new way.
University of Washington shares tips on how to put together an academic mentoring program to connect students with alumni for career development.