Using Future Authoring to Improve Student Outcomes

EPRI will pilot the Future Authoring Program at Mohawk College with Jordan Peterson from the University of Toronto. This intervention, which is an online application of narrative therapy and industrial/organisational goal-setting, is designed to improve student performance using an effective, research-based, fully scalable writing program. The researchers will issue the Future Authoring Program using the 'Smart Start' orientation program offered to all incoming students at Mohawk College. The project is part of HEQCO's Access and Retention Consortium, in which members are evaluating the effectiveness of an intervention intended to positively affect the accessibility and/or persistence of students from under-represented groups in post-secondary education.

Documents:
Using Future Authoring to Improve Student Outcomes
Ross Finnie, Wayne Poirier, Eda Bozkurt, Jordan B. Peterson, Tim Fricker, and Megan Pratt, 2017
Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario

Using Predictive Modeling for Students At Risk of Leaving College to Drive Early Alert and Intrusive Advising Interventions

This project will use predictive modeling to determine which students are most likely to be at-risk of leaving college and will develop advising interventions based on the predictive model. The primary focus is to evaluate whether advising is a successful intervention. EPRI will work with a research team at Mohawk College lead by Tim Fricker and Wayne Poirier to develop and test the predictive model and the interventions. This project is part of HEQCO's Access and Retention Consortium, in which members are evaluating the effectiveness of an intervention intended to positively affect the accessibility and/or persistence of students from under-represented groups in post-secondary education. 

Documents:
Using Predictive Modelling to Inform Early Alert and Intrusive Advising Interventions and Improve Retention
Ross Finnie, Tim Fricker, Eda Bozkurt, Wayne Poirier, and Dejan Pavlic, 2017
Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario Appendix

Academic Advising: Measuring the Effects of “Proactive” Interventions on Student Outcomes Ross Finnie, Tim Fricker, Eda Bozkurt, Wayne Poirier, Dejan Pavlic, and Megan Pratt, 2017
Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (Appendix)