The TCI has proven to be very effective in identifying first year students who are at-risk for academic difficulty and attrition. Institutions that are interested in the early identification and treatment of at-risk students are invited to use the TCI. Our goal is to make the TCI available to as many institutions as are interested at as reasonable a cost as possible. In addition, institutions that are willing to participate in the continuing validation study can use the TCI at a reduced cost (see details under cost below).
Continuing Validation Study Costs (special rate for 2 years)
The goal of the validation study is to continue testing the effectiveness of the TCI Index for identifying students at risk for academic difficulty at other institutions. In order to accomplish this goal, during the first year of administration only we must collect the TCI data plus fall GPAs before providing individual student results of the TCI Index to your institution. We will provide the institutional profile data for the first year class early in the fall semester but will not provide individualized TCI Advising Profiles until after the end of the first semester. Thus, for those in the continuing validation study, interventions will not be possible during the first fall semester. Individual data will be provided early in the fall during the second year (still at the reduced cost) for intervention purposes.
Process for Purchasing
Institutions that are interested in using the TCI or participating in the AY 2006-07 validation study should contact either Dr. Worth Pickering (email@example.com; 757-683-3158) or Dr. Jim Calliotte (firstname.lastname@example.org; 757-683-4223) to discuss the details of their participation. Upon receipt of the $750 deposit, ODU will mail an original copy of the instrument for copying at your institution. You make as many copies as you will need to administer the survey. We will also ship the required number of blank scannable answer forms.