Nationally Acclaimed Program

WIN is a nationally acclaimed program:

WIN (What I Need) is an innovative transformational program aimed at equipping students with the skills and supports needed to succeed at IW and beyond.

IW prides itself on helping students discover passions, succeed in academics, and launch their careers. Since Fall 2017, WIN has been helping students overcome challenges that place students at risk of academic distress. The WIN curriculum includes courses that help students improve the skills needed for academic success and develop resiliency. These courses help students understand how their own culture and social background impact their identity as learners. Students will learn how to identify and use their personal strengths to overcome challenges and meet personally created goals for their academic and lives.

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    Rising Star Award

    In 2018, Campus Labs presented Iowa Wesleyan the Rising Star award for their innovation in enhancing the overall student experience.

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    Higher Learning Commission Recognition

    In 2019, Higher Learning Commission recognized WIN for the success of our students.

Students Participating in WIN

On average, compared to their peers, students participating in WIN:
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    Higher GPAs

    Have significantly higher GPAs

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    Successful College Careers

    Are more likely to persist in their college careers

WIN Courses

OAS 105: Introduction to College Learning

Introduction to College Learning is an interactive course designed to help students develop the study skills necessary to be successful in college. Emphasis will be placed on learning styles, various learning techniques, note taking, test taking skills and other strategies to improve performance in other courses. Students will also learn to navigate the hidden rules of college and work to create goals to develop plans for personal growth.

WS 102: Resiliency

Resiliency is an introspective course designed for the students to understand themselves better through in-class activities, discussions, and individual meetings with the faculty facilitating the course. The objectives of this course are to become more aware of diverse elements relating to resilience, perseverance, and grit; develop a greater understanding of the diverse experiences that have hindered success; identify personal aspirations and strengths; and develop a grit mindset through learning to aspire yourself, access your passion, and sustain your motivation.