We’re excited to announce a partnership with NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education – as its exclusive student success educational partner. The largest and most influential organization in student affairs, NASPA serves more than 15,000 student affairs professionals at more than one thousand colleges and universities worldwide.
As a part of our Educational Partnership, we will be working with NASPA on annual events, research, resource development, and championing the student voice by creating opportunities for students to join the conversation with student affairs leaders.
The close alignment of our organizational visions - promoting student success and supporting student success professionals - was a key component that brought the NASPA and Ready Education teams together. "We are committed to working with institutions to improve student engagement and retention. Our shared vision with NASPA enables us to partner with student affairs leaders and achieve our mutual goal of helping students succeed," says our CEO, Gary Fortier. "Over the next three years, we are aiming to help more than 1,000,000 students graduate who would have otherwise dropped out and bringing the student voice to student success leaders in higher education is one of many ways we plan to achieve this goal."
"In the wake of COVID-19, student affairs will face unprecedented challenges. Working with Ready Education and our other Educational Partners will enable NASPA to help colleges and universities adapt and develop innovative solutions to these new challenges," offered NASPA’s President, Kevin Kruger.
Even NASPA members are excited about the partnership’s potential. "A partnership between NASPA and Ready Education will help connect student affairs professionals with student-centered innovations, and highlight the importance of efficacy- driven solutions that deliver student success outcomes. Our collaborative research with Ready Education has already impacted my work with high- risk students and improved retention on campus. This partnership will help us get the insights from this research out to the campuses where it will help more students persist and graduate," commented Christine Deacons, Ph.D., Director, Academic Support Programs at Eastern Michigan University.
You can watch one of the first resources that has already come out of the partnership, a webinar from the NASPA21 conference where four student leaders explored best practices for student success.
NASPA members are encouraged to sign-up for the Online Learning Session on how to impact student retention when students are not always reading emails.