At ProgressIQ, our primary concern is student success. To further help you achieve your academic goals, ProgressIQ is sponsoring this annual scholarship which will award selected students at participating partner institutions $1,000 for sharing their compelling and/or unique experiences with ProgressIQ.
Selection will be based on the following criteria:
Applications are available October 1 – November 1.
ProgressIQ is truly an amazing academic tool that helps students keep track of their academic successes. Being able to access the website on my phone allows me to monitor my grades closely to ensure that I stay on the right track with the ability to ask my professors what it is I need to do to reach my goals.
I love being able to view my scores in a way that is broken down into detail for every subject. I feel that this type of reporting is important to becoming a well-rounded doctor that can succeed in every medical subject. I cannot imagine using an Excel sheet with a number beside my name as a means for academic reporting. ProgressIQ has made my future brighter and I am sure will continue to do so for many others.
As an osteopathic school, our philosophy emphasizes the unity of mind, body, spirit, and the concept of health promotion through student wellness and development. Here at TUC, there is an ongoing endeavor to create well-rounded medical students through a Wellness, Academics, Resilience, and Mindfulness (WARM) curriculum. How does ProgressIQ fit into WARM?
Wellness. The student snapshot promotes transparency and efficiency. Using a system that provides a holistic insight of student performance, faculty mentors can better support our efforts of self-care behavior and health-promoting lifestyle.
Academics. ProgressIQ is one of many resources that allows me to analyze my strengths and weaknesses through self-reflection. This has been integral in my routine mentor meetings when understanding what kind of learner I am.
Resilience. ProgressIQ serves as an academic support system that seamlessly shares data. Having access to this information enables me to develop adaptive behaviors and learn how to face my academic challenges.
Mindfulness. Without the need to navigate through different information systems, I am able to develop my ability to pay attention to present experiences and develop a sense of self awareness that will translate into greater emotional intelligence and well-being.
ProgressIQ has been a strong influential factor in my academic progress. The easy to navigate dashboard allows students like myself to stay on top of my academic progress, while being able to directly collaborate with faculty. Long gone are the days of patiently waiting in line to receive a report card to only find out that your academic progress has deteriorated past the point of improvement. Being able to see how I am performing in a particular course throughout the semester has allowed me to stay on top of my success and adjust my study habits accordingly. I personally have used this feature immensely to address any lack of performance. When I was not performing well, I addressed it as soon as possible with the help of faculty. I can proudly say that with the easy to navigate ProgressIQ and its tremendous capabilities I was able to improve my scores by a whole letter grade. These grades made me academically competitive when applying for continuing education programs.
As students of the 21st century, we are constantly exposed to new ideas on how to integrate technology with education. I have interacted with multiple student academic progress monitoring software throughout my academic career and ProgressIQ has been the best one. Not only is the software easy to navigate through and visually pleasing, but also has many additional features that go beyond simply calculating your grade.
The feature I appreciate the most on ProgressIQ is the alert system where the software sends an email to a student and their advisor. Early on during my first semester of medical school, I received one of these alerts and was advised to contact my advisor. Even before I finished composing my email, my advisor beat me to it by sending me an email checking up on me and asking if there was anything he could do to help me improve. I was pleasantly surprised to know that my advisor actually cared about my academic success, which helped me feel that I was more than a face in a sea of hundreds of students. Now, I feel more comfortable reaching out to my advisor and other faculty members in school. ProgressIQ facilitated this connection between my advisor and me early on in my medical school career, which I am confident will help me succeed not just during my pre-clinical years but even when I am out on rotations and beyond.
As a student, time is my most valuable asset. I have been in school for a long time and have always been frustrated having to spend so much time calculating grades to track my academic performance. ProgressIQ allows me to monitor my performance regularly without losing hours that could have been spent on studying or taking care of my other responsibilities. More importantly, any opportunity to free up a few hours is valuable in being able to stay balanced in school. Being able to keep track of my performance allows me to set more realistic academic goals, prioritize which classes I need to focus on, and constantly re-evaluate where to spend my time and effort. I think Progress IQ is a great tool for students to stay mindful and keep track of their academic goals!
As a 1st year medical student, it is imperative to set goals for yourself, academically and professionally, in order to optimize your path to success. Often times this task can be overwhelming and stressful. However, ProgressIQ offers the unique opportunity to track your progress throughout your courses and have the ability to identify your academic weak spots. Personally, I benefit greatly from mentorship, and I feel that ProgressIQ serves as a supplementary advisor to me so that I can keep on track with my goals. In my main hard science course, I didn’t realize that I had a weak performance in certain aspects of the class. Using ProgressIQ, I have been able to pinpoint what medical subjects I need to strengthen, and that has in turn helped direct my study habits for the semester. Even if I falter at certain steps along the way, ProgressIQ is always there to help keep me on track!
ProgressIQ has greatly influenced my academic progress and it was a great relief to find that ProgressIQ is so easy to navigate. The feature that I appreciate most is the opportunity to leave reviews to ensure that I am living up to the expectations of my professor. Weekly evaluations are a great way to get direct and quick feedback from professors, which I have never experienced anywhere else.
I also appreciate the alert feature presented on ProgressIQ. Allowing students and faculty to receive alerts when students are not performing well is essential to student success. I have never received an alert, but knowing that professors and faculty will get notified if I become a concern is comforting. I know that the faculty is looking out for my success and is willing to help whenever needed. When a student is not performing well, it is best to address the situation as early as possible, and I believe ProgressIQ does an amazing job of ensuring this.
ProgressIQ is a valuable educational asset. The easy to use dashboard says goodbye to the nightmare days of excel spread sheets and report cards. ProgressIQ has immediate support and such a simple platform that it is easy to track progress, make recommendations, and set an agenda for success in the process. I’ve been grateful to see my faculty fluidly access my information and give recommendations confidently because they know the best set of data is available to them to make predictions. If I ever have questions about what is listed in my profile, I feel good that ProgressIQ is always available to answer any questions that I have. At the end of the day, I know that my chances of being a successful medical student is significantly improved with this program. I would never ask for another student tracking program!
ProgressIQ provides a climate conducive to student success. As an internationally trained student from Ghana, West Africa, I was not exposed to electronic tracking of academic progress. I was only familiar with the traditional way of tracking academic progress through terminal reports at the end of an academic year spelling out areas that needed improvement. When I was first introduced to ProgressIQ, it was almost impossible to believe that I could track my academic progress at my own convenience anytime and anywhere.
Having been awarded the overall best candidate for the Ghana pharmacy board exam, I began my first academic block at Western University of Health Sciences with high complacency. To my utmost surprise, I discovered I was failing that academic block. I monitored my course grades on ProgressIQ and instantly dedicated more time to my studies. I now rank first in my class. According to Colin Powel, “there are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure”; This is what ProgressIQ effectively helps students achieve.
ProgressIQ has been like an academic advisor who doesn’t sleep, always has time for me, and pushes me to be the best student I can be. As an undergraduate, I often banged my head against my academic issues over-and-over again, seeing very little forward progress. I would tell myself that I just needed to study more. However, after being given a single number for how I was performing in a class overall, I didn’t know what exactly I needed to study for. ProgressIQ has broken down my performance on each assignment so that I am able to successfully analyze how I am performing in class and adjust my study habits as a result. ProgressIQ has streamlined this process so well, it feels like an advisor walking me through my performance, guiding me in recognizing my strengths and giving me the opportunity to improve my weaknesses. Progress IQ has saved me time and frustration. It has eliminated the feeling of helplessness and surprise and given me motivation and strategy to succeed in class.