Student Success Program launched

 

Nebraska Wesleyan University prides itself as a place where the risk of students “falling through the cracks” is virtually nonexistent. The university’s small classes and friendly atmosphere have made the difference for countless alumni.

Those features just got some organized and strategic backup in the form of the university’s new Student Success Program. The program is designed to provide comprehensive support to boost outcomes for students who may risk falling behind academically. Gifts to the Archway Fund give NWU the flexibility to support programming like this.

Just as a coach leads practices, develops new plays and makes adjustments to fine-tune athletic skills, students and I work together to develop a “game plan” for their success at Nebraska Wesleyan.

Kim Jacobson leads the program as the university’s first academic achievement specialist. She sees her role as “similar to that of a ‘coach.’ Just as a coach leads practices, develops new plays and makes adjustments to fine-tune athletic skills, students and I work together to develop a ‘game plan’ for their success at Nebraska Wesleyan.”

In addition to working one-on-one with students, she connects them to existing support systems on campus such as the Cooper Center for Academic Resources. Referring students to the Cooper Center isn’t difficult for Jacobson as her office stands next door to it on the third floor of Cochrane-Woods Library.