FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR CAMPUS-WIDE NEEDS
Build foundational skills throughout all learning experiences – inside and outside the classroom – get consistent feedback on your progress, and learn how to employ your skills to be career ready.
FACULTY & STAFF
Align your course and program assessments with foundational skills and embed within a streamlined platform connected to your LMS – all while utilizing data in the near term to optimize instruction.
ASSESSMENT & ACADEMIC LEADERS
Measure student performance on foundational skills by course, program, or campus-wide. Map to learning outcomes to support the requirements of accreditation.
PRESIDENTS & CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICERS
Attain institutional goals to consistently deliver foundational skills via successful campus-wide coordination.
CONTINUOUS INSTRUCTIONAL IMPROVEMENT IS THE KEY
Successfully equipping graduates with strong foundational skills requires engagement by the various areas of campus which impact instruction. The key to effective learning is true closed loop assessment; a process which is accomplished by constantly cycling through skill measurement to support data-driven instructional strategy, which is then carried out by faculty who more effectively assist students with improving their foundational skills. NimblyWise has enabled institutions nationwide to successfully and effectively execute continuous instructional improvement strategies.
Consistent Measurement and Reporting
Capture and measure student learning through automated assessment workflows, deploy and review course specific and common assessments, and automatically report results all in one place.
Instructional Strategy Adjustment
Link assessment and reporting on student foundational skills directly to faculty’s instructional strategies and support same and next-term adjustments to course delivery to deepen student skill achievement.
Faculty Professional Development
Support faculty in continuous instructional improvement by linking learning outcome assessment to NimblyWise’s regional faculty workshops, best practice webinars, and peer and expert insights on instructional and assessment strategies.
FIND THE RIGHT SOLUTION SET FOR YOUR CAMPUS
Blog and News
One of the underrated changes happening in the global economy right now relates to leadership. While past leaders were often looked to as generals or sages—issuing commands, ruling with an iron fist, knowing every aspect of their market—today’s leaders have taken on a different archetype: the coach. The flattening of company hierarchies and the increased Read more about The Leader-as-Coach Transformation: What it Means for Recent Grads Launching Careers in 2020[…]
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Our ongoing research into the foundational skills crisis opens up a lot of interesting conversations. We’re living through a major shift in education right now, as students and institutions react to changes in technology, culture, and the economy. Many of our biggest questions right now revolve around the challenges of creating a coherent narrative when Read more about Measuring What Matters: Major Focus vs. Foundational Skills Instruction[…]
As a college student or a young professional entering the workforce, you’ll rely on a set of skills you’ve spent years developing to meet your goals and distinguish yourself from your peers. Some of these involve technology, some are subject-specific, and some are interpersonal. All are important, and yet none will serve you better in Read more about Critical Thinking Is Your Superpower: This is Your Origin Story[…]
It’s no surprise that having a high turnover rate among your employees is bad for business: morale sinks and institutional knowledge leaks out the door. While compensation remains the main reason newer entrants to the workforce leave their jobs, opportunities for professional development follows a close second. In today’s rapidly evolving landscape, employees need to Read more about The Competitive Edge of Professional Development[…]
In Defense of Liberal Arts: How the New Economy Is Resurfacing The Need for a Liberal Arts Education
In a recent interview with Kara Swisher, investor Mark Cuban made headlines when he predicted the coming demand for liberal arts majors. “I think a liberal arts major is just as important in the future as a coding major,” Cuban said, going on to note that computer science grads have better short term prospects right Read more about In Defense of Liberal Arts: How the New Economy Is Resurfacing The Need for a Liberal Arts Education[…]
Recent grads entering the workforce can bring with them unlimited potential—but also the need to invest in coaching to get them off on the right foot. Most companies take time to orient new employees to the demands of their particular office and job, however this often isn’t enough. In our work with companies around Boston Read more about When a Handshake Isn’t Just a Handshake: 3 “Tells” That New Hires Need Foundational Skills Training[…]
No visualization of the college experience would be complete without a bulky pile of textbooks stacked upon a dormitory desk for a long night of studying. And while the format provides a way for students to memorize the key concepts, vocabulary, and history within any number of subjects, it also has its limitations. The process Read more about Going Off-Book: Setting Textbooks Aside to Teach Foundational Skills[…]
As NimblyWise’s Chief of Staff, Sara Ortins has played an integral role in the company’s Real-time Learning for Professionals program. The offering works with new employees to cultivate the foundational skills necessary to perform at a high level in today’s knowledge economy. “We found these recent grads to be highly motivated learners,” Ortins says, “but Read more about Debunking Professional Development Myths with NimblyWise Chief of Staff Sara Ortins[…]
3 Hard Truths About Soft Skills: Why The Most Sought After Skills Aren’t Prioritized In Higher Education
Reference any one of several surveys of hiring managers and you’ll find a common refrain: today’s graduates are entering the workforce ill-prepared for jobs that increasingly demand soft skills like critical thinking and communication. These foundational skills (and related skills including problem-solving, information literacy, and creativity) enable professionals to navigate a complex and evolving world Read more about 3 Hard Truths About Soft Skills: Why The Most Sought After Skills Aren’t Prioritized In Higher Education[…]