Navigate for Faculty & Staff
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About Navigate

Navigate is a student success management system. This comprehensive technology links advisors, staff, and students to create a coordinated network of support and a clear path to graduation.


Navigate offers a student-facing mobile app and desktop dashboard with tools to help simplify the onboarding process for new students, and allow students the option to plan their classes, explore their interest areas, schedule advising appointments, and communicate directly with faculty and staff. Students can access the Navigate portal by visiting,

Navigate will dramatically improve advisor and staff workflow with an advanced platform that will replace two current technologies.

  • ADP (Advisor Data Portal)
    The Navigate’s staff and faculty platform will include much of the same student information that ADP currently offers, but will also offer much improved notes management and document sharing, and will add the option for appointment scheduling. Navigate will also allow us to “nudge” students throughout their onboarding steps and at critical key points throughout their academic quarter.
  • AEW (Academic Early Warning)
    Navigate’s early alert system will offer faculty the ability to issue alerts as they identifying at-risk students in the classroom, and because Navigate’s early alert system is seamlessly integrated with the advisor technology, it will allow staff to timely student support.

No, we understand that many faculty use their Canvas advising page as a resource for their students and may be an important touchpoint for their students. We will continue to encourage that faculty use their Canvas page to engage their students, but the goal will be to coordinate both Canvas and Navigate to maximize student reach, provide seamless communication, encourage students to explore resources, and encourage the utilization of the Academic Planning tool.

It’s important to familiarize yourself with Navigate, as this technology will eventually integrate into your workflow. From onboarding new students to advising at every level of the student journey, our goal is to strategically design Navigate to help facilitate the tremendous work you are already doing to serve your students. Your input is essential as we work to customize the Navigate platform to fit your needs. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Initial Navigate trainings will start March 18, 2019. Student user testing is projected to start April 2019, while a group of staff and faculty will pilot Navigate spring and summer 2019.

Navigate will go live for all students, faculty, and staff fall 2019.

For faculty and staff questions, please contact Angel Ruvalcaba at (360) 442-2353 or email him at

For student inquiries, please direct them to Alejandra Sanchez at (360) 442-2355 or email her at

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Navigate provides students with targeted intervention and proactive, strategic care.

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Strategic Care

Navigate will help us provide holistic care to all students. By giving students more direct access to advisors, staff, support services, and resources, we can get students what they need to be successful in a more efficient and timely manner.


Smart Student Profiles

Provides intelligent and actionable student data (academic, financial, behavioral) to support holistic and strategic student care.

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Campaign Management

Improves advisor efficiency and promotes proactive advising with targeted, mass outreach to students, including responsive scheduling and tools to monitor campaign results.



Appointment Scheduling

Provides faculty and staff with flexible appointment scheduling tools to promote better planning and availability management.

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  Angel Ruvalcaba/Placement & Intake Manager

   (360) 442-2353

  Sue Orchard/VP Student Services

   (360) 442-2301 

  Wendy Hall/VP Effectiveness & College Relations

   (360) 442-2491

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