Mapworks for Faculty and Staff

Mapworks for Faculty and Staff

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Mapworks for Faculty and Staff

Mapworks is a student success and retention tool that can have a positive impact on how faculty and staff connect with students who are in need of additional assistance in their transition to Northern Illinois University. Whether you are a new or returning user, it is our goal to assist you in using this successful program.

By providing training and marketing, as well as implementing resources at the campus level, the Office of Student Academic Success empowers campus partners to utilize Mapworks in the way that best suits their department's individual needs while still supporting the broader mission and purpose of Mapworks at NIU. Below we have many resources to assist you in implementing Mapworks.

If you are not already part of the Mapworks team, but are interested in joining the program, please let us know. In addition, if you have some questions on implementation, or are not sure if the program would benefit you in your current position at NIU, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We are here to answer any questions that you might have.


Mapworks How-To Guides

Below are How-To Guides for some of the most common tasks in Mapworks. For additional tasks, consider searching the Mapworks knowlegebase. If you are still stuck, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We are more than happy to walk you through a task or come to your office to assist. 

Getting Started

How to Use Search (performs all of the functions below and more)

  • Creating a Custom, Shared, Saved, or Pre-Defined Search
  • Accessing Your Student Group
  • Separating Different Groups
  • Viewing Unreviewed Students
  • Viewing Participants or Nonparticipants
  • Comparing Survey Results
  • Printing a Student's Report
  • Viewing a Student's Survey Answers
  • Viewing a Student's Talking Points

Viewing Student Reports

Contacting Students

  • Email a Single Student
  • Sending a Mass Email to Students

Logging Information in Mapworks

  • Create and Manage Referrals
  • Create a Note
  • Log Contacts
  • Closing a Referral
  • Difference Between Contacts and Notes
  • Set a Follow-Up Date

Data and Reporting

  • Finding a List of Survey Questions
  • Finding Response Rates
  • Finding Student Answers to Specific Survey Questions
  • Using Survey Responses to Target-Market for Events
  • Generating Custom Reports About Your Students

Additional Resources

Mapworks Minute: NIU's Mapworks Newsletter

Posters and Handouts

  • Fall Transition Survey Flyer
  • Handout for Faculty
  • Handout for Academic Advisers
  • Handout for UNIV 101 Instructors
  • Handout for Residence Life