Wilmington College will become more self-sufficient and expand its capacity to serve low-income, first generation students while improving and strengthening academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability through better assessment and planning. The College believes that adopting a culture that embraces the use of data in decision making will not only improve institutional decision making, but positively impact student achievement. Funding will provide annual training to key stakeholders. We will provide training in Cognos, retention software, and other analytics so that all staff and faculty involved in advising, mentoring and other support activities can adequately participate in program assessment. Routine and regular assessment of progress will be easily available and understood by multiple individuals who interact with students daily.