MAP-Works: Making student achievement possible

9/22/2009 - By: Jon Fortenbury

In hopes to contribute to students’ success, the University of Nevada, Reno has implemented MAP-Works – a national assessment designed to improve students’ transitions to college, as well as their achievements while enrolled.

A partnership between Ball State University and Educational Benchmarking, Inc. (EBI), MAP-Works has proven successful at several colleges. The program is in its second year. This is the first year the University will use it.

MAP (in MAP-Works) stands for making achievements possible, and that’s exactly what Cairn Lindloff, director of new student initiatives, hopes the program does.

“Our ultimate goal is to increase the number of students that stay here and graduate from the institution,” Lindloff said. “We want to make sure we’re providing what they need to be successful and this is a way to identify the areas that need additional attention.”

Freshmen and selected transfer students will be e-mailed the survey throughout this month. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and is available until Oct. 5. The survey includes questions about students’ expectations from the college, their adjustment to the campus and
more.
Students taking the survey have a chance to win $250 from the ASUN Bookstore. Taking the survey earlier increases the chances of winning.

For more information on MAP-Works or to request the survey, contact Cairn Lindloff at (775) 784-4306 or cairnal@unr.edu.


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