MAP-Works: Toward greater
student retention and success

MAP-Works®, Making Achievement Possible, is a comprehensive student retention and success program designed for first- and second-year students.

All first-year students and returning first-year students complete a Transition Survey early in the semester to identify any issues that require immediate support and intervention.

The survey measures research-based factors, including academic and social integration to the campus, entering skills and abilities, and student expectations of the college experience.

Advise campus professionals about student issues

Faculty and staff who instruct first-year courses can submit alerts and academic updates for any first and second-year students. The alert system allows faculty to communicate student issues with campus professionals who are designated as Direct Connects.

Examples of issues that can be reported include:

  • Missed assignments
  • Poor grades on exams, assignments, projects, etc.
  • Poor attendance
  • Personal problems

Please note: Only new freshmen are participating in MAP-Works.

Triangle Instructions: How to report an alert in MAP-Works

Triangle Report an alert in MAP-Works

New users will need to create an account by selecting "Sign-up" on the MAP-Works login screen. Your UA e-mail address will be your Username

Student referrals requiring immediate attention

If you feel you have behavioral concerns that may negatively impact the campus learning environment or pose harm to the health, welfare and safety of oneself or members of our University community, those issues should be reported to the CARE Team and/or Student Judicial Affairs.

  • CARE Team (Crisis Assessment Referral Evaluation Team): Provides guidance and assistance to the University community members working with students who are in crisis. Learn more. Make a referral online.
  • Student Judicial Affairs: Allows you to provide a referral for behavior that is in violation of the student code of conduct (e.g., threatening behavior; plagiarism; disruption to the class). Learn more.

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For MAP-Works assistance

Greg Dieringer
Executive Director of Student Initiatives

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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