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Degree Requirements Management Call For Participation

Degree requirements rules, including curricular pathways and degree planning, are among the least understood data domains in higher education.  Connecting systems that manage such data with applications that can utilize it in support of student success remains one of the most difficult integration challenges we face. 

The Degree Progress Accuracy and Tracking Demonstration Project, led by DXtera and its partners Bay Path University, the University of Arizona and Damour Systems, is exploring and testing replicable integration solutions to the degree data challenge.  The effort is being supported through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

At this time we are looking for organizations challenged with accessing, integrating and making effective use of degree requirements or curricular pathway data to help us expand this effort. To learn more about DXtera’s Comprehensive Program Requirements Management strategy check out this brief slide deck.

We are asking organizations to help:

  • Develop goals and benchmarks for assessing degree completion 
  • Improve degree progress accuracy based on best practices
  • Look beyond traditional Academic Record towards inclusion of competencies and skills
  • Identify best practices for helping students formulate academic plans and schedules
    • In particular how to include scheduling issues beyond the traditional academic plan (Housing, child care, transportation, etc.)
  • Better understand and address issues of degree complexity
  • Understand how organizations currently handle exceptions to degree pathways
  • Become partner schools to help us test solutions

Time commitment

  • Minimum commitment of time:
    • Monthly Community working sessions
  • Moderate outlay of resources:
    • Deploy solutions on your campus
    • Work with key campus stakeholders to measure effectiveness

What’s the value add for participating institutions?

  • Demo, test and refine tools being developed by DXtera and collaborators
  • Schools who join in will be eligible for early access to solutions

If you are interested in participating or learning more, fill out the form below and a team member will be in touch.

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