Loyola University New Orleans to Develop World-Class Student Success Coaching Program

Leading regional university partners with InsideTrack to advance its capability to provide personalized support to all students

NEW ORLEANS (September 20, 2017) — Loyola University New Orleans today announced the launch of a major initiative to enhance student outcomes and the student experience by providing executive-style coaching for Loyola students. Over the course of a three-year partnership, Loyola will work with leading student success organization InsideTrack to develop a highly scalable and sustainable student success coaching program.

To generate immediate impact and optimize the design of the program, InsideTrack’s professional coaches will immediately begin partnering with Loyola to offer coaching to every first-year Loyola student while its consulting and operations teams support Loyola in assessing the institution’s current capabilities and in deploying its own coaching, training and certification, managerial development, quality assurance, and other capabilities.

“Loyola University New Orleans graduates students who not only excel in their chosen fields but also make meaningful and lasting contributions to society,” said Dr. David B. Borofsky, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Loyola University New Orleans. “That is why we invest in the personalized and holistic support to unlock their full potential. Partnering with InsideTrack gives us access to the best methodologies, tools, and expertise to ensure that our student services are as impactful as they can be, now and into the future.”

A private, Jesuit, Catholic university that serves a student body of more than 5,000 students, Loyola University New Orleans has been ranked as one of the 10 Best Regional Universities of the South by U.S. News & World Report, which also consistently identifies Loyola as a Best Value university. Loyola emphasizes the benefits of a liberal arts education and the lifelong value of continuing education, social justice, and community service and offers more than 60 majors for undergraduates across its three colleges.

Since 2001, InsideTrack’s coaching methodology, technology, and tools have been proven to increase student persistence and completion in hundreds of randomized control trials and through its work with more than 1.5 million students and 1,600 academic programs nationwide.  Today, InsideTrack Coaching remains one of the only higher education interventions that has satisfied the rigorous standards of evidence established by the U.S. Department of Education for inclusion in the What Works Clearinghouse.

InsideTrack’s Capacity Building programs and uCoach® Platform enable institutions to implement and sustain their own coaching programs; to improve outcomes; and to generate insights into the student experience through predictive modeling, behavioral analysis, and multichannel communication.

“It’s clear that Loyola is dedicated to supporting all students on their paths to becoming successful graduates, professionals, and community leaders,” Mike Embry, associate vice president of program development at InsideTrack, said. “Loyola’s commitment to building the most impactful and sustainable student success coaching program possible is impressive, and InsideTrack is honored to be supporting them in this effort.”

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About Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola University New Orleans, a Jesuit and Catholic institution of higher education, welcomes students of diverse backgrounds and prepares them to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world. Inspired by Ignatius of Loyola’s vision of finding God in all things, the university is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences while also offering opportunities for professional studies in undergraduate and selected graduate programs. Through teaching, research, creative activities, and service, the faculty, in cooperation with the staff, strives to educate the whole student and to benefit the larger community.

About InsideTrack

InsideTrack is passionate about student success. Since 2001, we have been dedicated to partnering with colleges and universities to create adaptive coaching solutions that generate measurable results. These solutions combine professional coaching, technology, and data analytics to increase enrollment, completion, and career readiness. Our adaptive coaching methodology is based on the latest behavioral science research and knowledge gained from working with more than 1.5 million students and 1,600 programs. In combination with our uCoach® Platform, our approach optimizes student engagement and generates valuable insights on the student experience through predictive modeling, behavioral analysis, and multichannel communication. InsideTrack is a member of the nonprofit Strada Education Network. Join us and the leading institutions, foundations, and others working to bring the transformative power of education to all individuals. Visit us at www.insidetrack.com and follow us on Twitter @InsideTrack.

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