PROGRAM CREATED WITH FOCUS ON EQUITY.
For generations, systemic barriers in higher education institutions have kept the knowledge and resources needed to succeed out of the hands of first generation students, students of color, and other students in need of academic support.
Today this manifests as confusing processes, lack of clear networks and connections, and a lack of intentional support and resources for the students that need it. Marginalized student groups are the most likely to be harmed by these barriers set in place, and IvyAchieves seeks to bridge the equity gap.
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Two Program Components
Incentives to Participate in Student Success Activities.
IvyAchieves is open to all students. Students earn “points” by participating in activities related to increased student success. As they earn points, students will be able to redeem them for various incentives. There will be one “grand prize” at the end of each academic year.
Examples of Student Success Activities
- Complete 15+ credit hours each semester
- Earn a credential
- Meet with an Academic Advisor
- Meet with a Career Coach
- Register for classes
- Complete the FAFSA between October 1 - April 15
Free Course Retake
Students are eligible to take the same course again for free in the next 8-week session (or the next time the course is offered) if they embody the 5 Student Success Commitments but still receive a letter grade of a D or F. This is the College's way of upholding the Faculty/Staff commitments. Dual credit courses are not included in the 15 credit hour calculation.
Other guidelines for student free course retake eligibility are:
- Student must begin the Semester with less than 15 credits earned at Ivy Tech – excluding high school/dual enrollment
- Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs:
- Business Administration
- Education (not including Early Childhood Education)
- IT Support
- Network Infrastructure
- Practical Nursing
- Pre-Nursing CT
- Software Development
- Industrial Tech
- Advanced Automation & Robotics
- Students must complete the course (no W or FW)
- Students must complete 75% of the work in the course
- Students must utilize tutor.com OR go the tutoring/writing center or math lab
- Students must seek support from an academic advisor OR faculty advisor OR instructor OR Disability Support Services, specifically about the course