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USI MAP-Works Faculty/Staff Resources

MAP-Works Overview

Fall 2014 Transition Survey -September 8-22

MAP-Works is designed to help first time, first year students make a smooth transition to college life here at USI.  The use of this software is also one of the Strategic Planning initiatives under the goal "Increase Graduation Rates", as MAP-Works use over the last years has had an impact on first-year student retention.

The Focus of this program is on academic success, retention, student development, and student involvement of our first year students.  An on-line transition assessment, which will be taken on Assessment Day, is the tool that serves as the catalyst for early intervention.  Students then receive a student report directly following the completion of the survey, that norms their responses with national data and USI student data.

To access MAP-Works:MAP Works Logo 4C WEB

  • Sign on to MyUSI
  • Select the Blackboard icon
  • Select Campus Services tab
  • Select MAP-Works tab
  • Click on link to open a new window.  

The first time you sign on you may be directed to a MAP-Works login page where you will enter your MyUSI username and password.  

After the initial sign-in, selecting the link will take you directly to your MAP-Works home page.

What are the benefits of utilizing MAP-Works?

1. You are supporting student success.

  • By using MAP-Works you will be able to quickly identify students ...
    •  experiencing transition issues, including challenges in time management, study strategies, adjusting to the academic work load, making friends, or adjusting to living on-campus.
    • who desire to be involved in student activities, leadership opportunities, etc.
  • After identifying students connected to you directly, you can communicate with them regarding their experience and link them with campus resources, if necessary.  You will also have access to students’' individual report and would be able to review that report with students.

2. USI is gathering valuable information about our first year student population.

  • ALL first year students will have the opportunity to complete the survey during Assessment Day.
  • Data collected will impact the development of programmatic initiatives within the university community.    

USI and MAP-Works insures confidentiality; here is a link our statements:

MAP-Works Consent and Confidentiality Statements



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