Student Retention

Dropout Detective Improves Support for Academic Advisors

AspirEDU has updated its student retention tool, Dropout Detective, in an effort to better support academic advisors and instructors of in-person classes.

"AspirEDU's Dropout Detective analyzes the behavior and academic success of the student population by reviewing LMS data on a daily basis," according to a news release. "Dropout Detective provides dashboards to administrators, advisors and instructors that identify students that are at risk of dropping out or failing courses. The new software release allows schools to make changes in advisor assignments that rebuild the advisors' dashboards in real time."

The company has also expanded on Dropout Detective's ability to identify struggling students by allowing teachers to manually flag students who may be at risk, sending automatic notifications to relevant advisors.

"So many school personnel are responsible for subsets of students," said Kimberley Munzo, president and CEO of AspirEDU, in a prepared statement. "We have made it easy for academic advisors, athletic coaches, special ed teachers and other educators to each have personalized dashboards of just their students. This allows schools to offer better support to their students by prioritizing the ones that need the most immediate outreach.  Putting the right data in the right hands is extremely important."

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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