To Improve Student Success, This University Tried ‘Nudging’ Its Professors
Beckie Supiano, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Jeff Gold knows that showing professors how different groups of students fare in their courses can be transformative. As part of a push to raise graduation rates while closing equity gaps, the California State University system, where Gold is assistant vice chancellor for student success, has built a set of interactive dashboards that drill down to the level of the individual course.
The problem? Not many of the system’s professors were looking at the dashboards.
To change that, Cal State is trying to "nudge" professors, rather than students, to do something that might help improve graduation rates.