Bloomsburg University joins Student Success Collaborative

Student-centered initiative helps students on path to degree

For immediate release: March 18, 2015

Bloomsburg University is enhancing its student support services and success by joining the Student Success Collaborative.

BU became part of the Education Advisory Board — Student Success Collaborative (SSC) last June, along with four other member institutions in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education: Shippensburg, Clarion, Slippery Rock and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The goal of the partnership is to identify issues that slow down students on their way to graduation and find the pathways and support services that most effectively enable student success.

“SSC is a software platform that will help us analyze past student retention, performance and graduation data and facilitate questions that lead to an understanding of the factors that hinder success,” said Tom Fletcher, BU’s vice president for enrollment management. “The data SSC provides will give advisers the information they need to help students navigate course selections, choose majors and earn their degree.”
SSC’s data is customized to each college and university. The system provides students and advisers with course and academic major success measurement, including alternative course and academic major paths.

The Education Advisory Board, a respected national research and consulting firm, provides best practice and custom research to more than 1,000 colleges and universities in the areas of academic affairs, student affairs, business affairs, continuing and online education, and advancement.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.