Watch the UW-Superior introduction to the Navigate student app above. For more about the app, watch a UW-Platteville app intro and a UW-Whitewater app demo.

The Universities of Wisconsin administration is partnering with UW institutions and EAB to implement the Navigate student success management system. Navigate is EAB’s advising workflow and student planning management software that UW universities are incorporating into their student success and advising programs. The project empowers students with information and tools and helps advisors, faculty and staff build more effective, timely support to improve student outcomes.

While Navigate users extend beyond advisors, this project supports UW System’s 360 Advising priorities and strategies to expand high quality, proactive advising to improve retention and guide students to graduation.

Navigate Project Objectives
  • Facilitate, leverage, and enhance the EAB services to foster networking and sharing of best practices to drive student success
  • Leverage Universities of Wisconsin system resources to partner with EAB for change management and successful expansion of the use of Navigate functions
  • Promote the development of a common set of data and analytic models across institutions to support data-driven processes and decisions and ensure improved student success
System Investment
  • UW System Board of Regents approved the initial investment in December 2018 to lower the cost to four UW institutions already using the EAB system at the time and to provide an affordable entry for eight additional UW institutions to adopt Navigate.
  • The Board of Regents in June 2023 approved the renewal and extension of the EAB contract for another five years from Dec. 31, 2023, through Dec. 30, 2028.
  • The investment aligns with the UW System 2023-2028 Strategic Plan, including to “champion student success across the higher education life cycle.”
  • Navigate supports advising—particularly 360 Advising strategies to improve retention and graduation—as well as enrollment management and the provision of strategic data to administrators, faculty, and staff at all levels.

The Navigate App was extremely helpful for me, especially as a new UW-Green Bay student because I was able to make appointments very easily with my advisor. During my first year at UW-Green Bay I had seen my advisor so many times and the scheduling feature on the app made it easy for me to pick a day and time that worked best for me. It was a quick and easy process and took only a minute or two. I would also get a reminder email about my appointment so I would not forget.

Carter Crowley, UW-Green Bay student

I have participated in the Early Alert system for the past several years for my Psych 101 (General Psychology) class. This is a large class (more than 200 students) and one in which students can easily “fall through the cracks.” I have found the Early Alert system to be quite effective in letting at risk students know that: 1) I have noticed that they may be struggling and 2) I care about their success at UW Oshkosh. Ultimately, I strongly encourage faculty to take the time (it doesn’t take long!) to complete the Early Alert system forms.

Quin Chrobak, Ph.D., UW Oshkosh Psychology Department

Navigate has allowed us to coordinate student support in new ways and collaborate with offices across the university. The platform connects faculty concerns, advising conversations, and student services, fostering and improving our ecosystem of student support.

Gretel Stock, Dean, University College, UW-Stevens Point

CONNECTED 2024 Conference

EAB Connected24 Conference reception six o the Universities of Wisconsin representatives

The Universities of Wisconsin participated in EAB’s CONNECTED24 conference Jan. 21-23 in Aurora, Colo. Pictured here are, from left at the conference: Taylor Walkky-Byington of UW-Superior, Kristen Jasperson and Sandy Kallio of the Universities of Wisconsin Administration, Amy Foley and Interim Provost Wayne Weber of UW-Platteville, and Angie Kellogg of the Universities of Wisconsin Administration. The UW-Whitewater Navigate team presented on “How a Residence Life and Housing Care Unit Provides Holistic Student Support,” several UW universities highlighted success stories through posters, and the entire UW contingent met to share their takeaways from the conference. The agenda, select conference slide decks and posters/artifacts, and a photo gallery are available with a UW log-in on this website at Project Team Resources/Professional Development|

Board of Regents Presentation

The Universities of Wisconsin EAB Navigate Overview for the Board of Regents was December 8, 2023, in Madison. Find details, including the slide deck, in the Board of Regents Day 2 News Summary| Watch the meeting presentation recording at UW System Board of Regents Meeting| Find Navigate Highlights| from UW universities, a document shared with Regents, Chancellors, and Provosts at the meeting. Participants in the presentation and discussion are pictured above. Click on the title to reach a gallery of additional photos.

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