At Nexford University (NXU), advising is key to learners’ success. Learners pursuing a certificate or degree program benefit from a combination of technological and personal support. Nexford’s learning technologies assist learners with their academic planning, helping them determine which academic programs and pathways best align with their post-graduate job and career ambitions; track their academic progress; provide them with immediate and substantive feedback on course assessments; connect them with Nexford’s advising staff in the event performance or progress issues arise; and provide them with strategies for overcoming academic difficulties.
Technology is only part of NXU’s learner success approach. Learners are also supported by a network of advisors and mentors — Nexford faculty and staff — who provide them with a wide range of hands-on assistance. Nexford understands the challenges that any education presents, whether traditional or online. The goal of Nexford advising is to remove obstacles from learners’ paths, addressing questions and concerns of theirs quickly; helping them maximize their online learning experience; providing them with personalized and ongoing guidance; making them aware, at all times, of all their options; and giving them the tools they need to make confident and well-informed decisions. Nexford advisors take a highly personalized approach to advising. They do not simply wait for learners to contact them. Instead, they actively track learners’ progress and reach out and intervene as appropriate. And they do not simply work with learners in distress. They work to enhance the experience of all Nexford learners, helping them to get the most out of their Nexford education, and to link their learning most effectively to their post-graduation goals.