Advisement & Retention Services

For Advisors & Staff

TechConnect is a tool that can bring us all closer together to ensure that students have the support they need to be successful here at Tennessee Tech. TechConnect will be gradually phased in for the entire campus community with hopes that many offices will be utilizing the tool beginning Fall 2017. Click the TechConnect image below to be redirected to the login portal.

Link to TechConnect Login Portal

For Faculty, you can...

  • File progress reports for students who are at-risk in one of your classes.
  • Check to see which students have received tutoring. - Learn More Here
  • Report attendance to the Office of Advisement & Retention Services, so one of Resident Assistants or Advisors can reach out to the students and encourage them to get back to class.
  • If you advise, students can schedule appointments with you and this calendar syncs to your Outlook Calendar. No reason to exchange several emails to schedule an appointment.

For Staff, you can...

  • Have quick access to student information that will assist you in helping students be more successful.
  • Assist students with scheduling appointments for advising and tutoring, and have students schedule appointments with your office.
  • Create a network of services for students and communicate with others across campus.
  • Develop and maintain notes to help you remember pertinent information about students.

Here's a look at the various phases and timelines:

  • Beginning of Spring 2017 - Go Live for Student Success Centers and Tutoring.
    • At the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester, students will be able to schedule tutoring appointments as well as advising appointments within the Student Success Centers.
    • Math Emporium will also begin using the tool to track student emporium hours for students enrolled in Math 1000 and Math 1130.
    • Retention Services will also utilize TechConnect to reach out to faculty who teach first year courses to obtain pertinent information regarding students' progress via "Progress Reports". Faculty will also be able to report absences using the Progress Report or Record My Class Attendance functionality.
  • During Spring 2017 semester - Enrollment Management and Student Success (EMSS) will work to add additional offices and/or services to the tool.
    • Office of Teacher Licensure will be among the first student services offices to utilize the tool.
    • Other offices going live this semester may include: Academic Services, Housing, Financial Aid and Student Affairs.
    • Throughout the semester, scheduled sessions for faculty advisors to learn more about the tool will be offered by Advisement Services.
    • For more information about how this tool can assist you or your office, please contact  931-372-6176.
  • Summer 2017 - Enrollment Management and Student Success (EMSS) will work to engage all student services offices with TechConnect for a campus-wide implementation.
    • For more information about how this tool can assist you or your office, please contact 931-372-6176.
  • Fall 2017 - Widespread implementation of Tech Connect.
    • EMSS will work to engage faculty advisors with the tool, so that more students can make advising appointments online.