Helping Students Persist

Make it Matter is a pre-build persistence program that addresses the top three reasons for college drop out: a sense of belonging, self-confidence, and the higher-order skills needed for success.

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The Vision

To persist through higher education students need academic support, a sense of belonging, and real-world relevance of their learning (see Civitas’ large-scale study).

Beagle's platform provides student cohorts a place to take action on their research and passions together.

High Impact

All Beagle programs are built on the AACU's 10 high-impact practices to drive measurable outcomes:

Better persistence to graduation

Improved workforce skills

Greater feeling of belonging

The Framework

Five Elements of Real-World Learning

We achieve these outcomes by bringing students into an inclusive environment where all voices are heard. Student groups are guided through a 5-step process:

Example Community Action Questions

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Cohorts use the Beagle App to work together

  • Guides students through the Make it Matter process
  • Measures development of real-world skills
  • Reports results to instructors and administrators

Coaches access The Hub for 24/7 support

  • 100+ customizable templates, agendas, slides, and videos
  • All-inclusive facilitator guide
  • Access to professional development and planning support

Where does Make it Matter fit?

We know everyone is starting this journey from different places. Whether you are looking to enhance an existing program, or start a new program, we have a program that works for your needs.

For-Credit Courses

Enhance an existing course or launch a new program with our curriculum.

  • First-Year Experience
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Capstone or Internships

Student Success

Supports flexible schedules but builds a community of action.

  • Learning communities
  • Non-profit career experiences
  • Honors programs

Interested in running a pilot?

Contact us today about our pilot program.

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