Working with institutions to improve student outcomes

our Services


Starting Point Education provides online instructor training to prepare faculty to teach in an online environment.  The Online Teaching Certificate focuses on teaching strategies to help online students persist and is based on the best-selling book "Effective Online Teaching:  Foundations & Strategies for Student Success" by Dr. Tina Stavredes, a recognized expert in the field of online learning.  

Our Online Course Design Certificate delivers a competency-based curriculum design approach, using a backward design and spiraled curriculum with mastery achieved at the culmination of a program of study.  The course is based on the book “A Guide to Online Course Design:  Strategies for Student Success” By Dr. Tina Stavredes and Tiffany Herder.

The courses are facilitated by experts in the field of online learning who provide continuous dialogue and feedback to support learning.  The training is delivered asynchronously in an online learning platform with flexibility in the pace and duration of the training. 


we believe in a unique and customized consulting experience for each and every client.

Each institution is unique. One-size-fits-all approaches will never help your institution meet its goals for student success. We deliver custom solutions, tailored to you--your institution, your culture, your one-of-a-kind challenges.

We offer a range of services all designed to help your institution improve student outcomes. Whether you're looking for a small tweak or complete overhaul, we have you covered. Our services are available a la carte so you can get precisely what you need.


Starting Point Education is committed to helping institutions meet their goals for retention and student success. Our collaborative approach mixed with our expertise and experience allow us to develop a strategic partnership with an institution to develop effective strategies to improve retention and graduation rates. Through our professional consulting services we work one-on-one and in groups across the organization to understand current student success strategies and cultivate a community of sharing to develop a consist approach to student success.  


Starting Point Education will support your curriculum development efforts for ground and online delivery one course at a time or one program at a time. The curriculum development team uses a backward design approach that begins with the articulation of outcomes and competencies and maps all instructional activities and assessments to those outcomes to create a fully embedded assessment model.  Using quality standards for curriculum development, the team will ensure your programs include active learning, reflective practice, career readiness and quality engagement to support student success.  


Starting Point Education provides a comprehensive solution for your institution's professional development needs.  Our professional development program is facilitated by experts in higher education who will work with your institution to support continuous quality improvement of faculty and staff. The focus of our program in on teaching, learning, and support strategies to improve student outcomes.

We offer a variety of training opportunities including live webinars, on-demand training, certificate training as well as custom training to meet the needs of your institution.