Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2013
Oregon State University Ecampus has earned a reputation for outstanding quality, being named to four “Best Online Colleges” lists in as many years. Today, as part of its continuous improvement efforts, Ecampus announced a partnership that will provide incoming online students with an executive-style coaching program.
The partnership is with InsideTrack, a national student success organization whose commitment to the student experience aligns closely with Ecampus’ core values.
The focus of the new coaching program is to:
- Increase students’ understanding and usage of existing support services
- Improve student achievement and satisfaction
- Support Ecampus in personalizing the student experience amid rapid growth
“Students growing up in an online world are increasingly looking for high-quality online options for pursuing a college degree,” said Ecampus associate provost Dave King. “Our partnership with InsideTrack will enable us to maintain the commitment to quality that has made us one of the top online programs in the country while we continue to grow and expand.”
In addition to providing one-on-one student mentoring, InsideTrack will also provide Ecampus leadership with qualitative and quantitative insights on the student experience to support the ongoing improvement of policies and practices.
“InsideTrack provides deep expertise in personalizing the online student experience at scale and improving educational outcomes,” said Chris Tilghman, vice president of program development at InsideTrack. “Like Oregon State Ecampus, we firmly believe that you do not have to sacrifice quality in order to grow.”
The new coaching program will initially serve 680 newly enrolled students during the 2013-14 academic year.
About Oregon State University Ecampus
Through our comprehensive online degree programs, Oregon State Ecampus provides learners with access to a high-quality education no matter where they live. We offer more than 30 undergraduate and graduate programs online, and we are consistently ranked among the nation’s 25 best providers of online education based on academic quality, student support and student satisfaction. Learn more about OSU degrees online by visiting ecampus.oregonstate.edu.
InsideTrack works with colleges and universities to improve student and institutional success. Our one-on-one student coaching, process expertise, analytics and technology have been proven to increase graduation rates by an average of 15 percent and enhance the student experience. Since 2001, we’ve partnered with a broad range of universities to drive continuous improvement, including Penn State University, University of Dayton, Arizona State University, and Columbia University. For additional information, please visit: http://www.insidetrack.com.