Holistic Student Supports Redesign: A Toolkit

Helping more students achieve their dreams involves identifying a wider set of student needs—including financial challenges and family responsibilities—and offering redesigned support services to meet them holistically. This holistic student supports approach emphasizes the need for colleges to redefine the way they understand, design, integrate with academics, and deliver the services that are critical for the success of every student.

The goal of this toolkit is to guide institutions in redesigning student supports in an integrated, collaborative, and holistic way that enables students to progress along their educational and career pathways.

This toolkit provides evidence-based, practitionertested tools, tips, and guides that help an institution from initial exploration of their needs through to successful evaluation and refinement. It aids institutions in their planning and execution of a more personal, seamless, and comprehensive support experience that fully equips students to learn and to succeed in achieving their goals. It charts a deep dive into the essential elements that are relevant for all colleges to consider and use. To ensure the toolkit is useful in practice, we recommend that it be read and used in chronological order. However, each chapter can be read as a stand-alone guide if your college is focused on a particular aspect of student supports.

This is the toolkit in full and the below Word documents are editable templates for the corresponding chapters within the toolkit.

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