Aligning Advising & Technology Services: Lessons Learned from IPAS Round One

Achieving the Dream College Whatcom Community College and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation discuss the Integrated Planning and Advising Services (IPAS) Initiative that implements next-generation approaches to promote shared ownership among students, faculty, and staff. Discover how the collaboration incorporated proven services – advising, counseling, progress tracking, and academic early alerts – to improve student retention, persistence, and completion. As one of the eleven Achieving the Dream Network colleges in this initiative, Whatcom Community College implemented innovative methods to efficiently help students formulate and advance their educational goals. 

-Tawny Townsend, Director for Student Access & First Year Experience, Whatcom Community College 
-Greg Ratliff, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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