Texas Tech University

Get to Know: STRIVE.TTU.edu

STRIVE.TTU.edu is an online retention platform dedicated to providing an integrated space where faculty, staff, and students can connect and collaborate, working together to ensure our students are positioned for success both in and outside of the classroom.

Basics of Strive

Workflow

The inner-working of Strive can be reflected in two basic workflows.

The first workflow titled, REVIEW: Raising Your Hand Workflow, reviews what happens when a student virtually raises their hand in Strive to ask for help. Students are able to virtually raise their hands at any point during the semester and ask for help for, just about, anything.

REVIEW: Raising Your Hand Workflow workflow
WATCH: Raise Your Hand Video Tutorial

Our next workflow titled, REVIEW: Early Alert System Workflow, is linked below. This reviews what happens when a member of a student's success network (instructors, advisors, & staff) raise an alert (also referred to as a flag) on a student. An alert/flag is one of four tracking items available to users in Strive. For more information on flags or other tracking items, see the box to the right titled, Tracking Items.

REVIEW: Early Alert System Workflow

Tracking Items

Tracking items allow instructors and staff to: identify students who are demonstrating behaviors directly interfering with their success (missing class, performing poorly, etc.), provide encouragement, direct students to resources, and/or assign tasks to students.

They are broken down into 4 types: flags, kudos, referrals, and to-dos.

Flags

Flags are raised manually or triggered by data. There are 2 categories: flags raised by students and those raised by their success network and/or the system.

Flags that are raised by students are initiated when a student visits STRIVE.TTU.edu and virtually raises their hand.

Flags raised by a student's success network indicate a concern and alert other members of the success network that the student is demonstrating academic and/or social disengagement.

For a complete list of flags that are available to Strive users, including the messaging each party receives, please visit our Tracking Items and Messaging page.

Kudos

Kudos are provided by instructors to students and are used to acknowledge positive progress and achievement.

For a complete list of kudos that are available to Strive users, including the messaging each party receives, please visit our Tracking Items and Messaging page.

Referrals

Referrals are used to direct a student to make an appointment or visit a particular service on campus.

Referrals are generally created as a response to a flag. For example, an academic advisor might raise a referral to the Learning Center after a student is flagged for poor grades in a course.

For a complete list of referrals that are available to instructors and staff, including the messaging each party receives, please visit our Tracking Items and Messaging page.

To-Dos

To-dos are used by instructors and staff to direct a student to complete a specific action. An instructor or staff member can also text a student using a To-do.

Examples include: schedule an appointment with an advisor, texting reminders about upcoming assignment due dates, and more.

For a complete list of To-dos that are available to instructors and staff, including the messaging each party receives, please visit our Tracking Items and Messaging page.





Messaging

Notifications in the form of email are prompted most any time a tracking item is raised either by the student or on behalf of the student.

Students are always notified via email any time a tracking item is raised on their behalf (including when they virtually raise their hand).

Academic advisors receive an email notification any time a flag is raised for their student(s).

For those that raise a flag on a student's behalf, an email notification is sent to you when 1) the flag is raised and 2) the flag is resolved.

For a complete list of messaging that is associated with each tracking item, especially flags, please visit our Tracking Items and Messaging page.

Training

We offer a variety of training options and modalities including virtual sessions, in-person classes, and on-demand tutorials.

To register for an upcoming class or view our list of training tools, please visit our Strive Training page here.











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