MAP-Works Program


What is MAP-Works?

Making Achievement Possible - MAP-Works, is a survey for IPFW freshmen. When students take the MAP-Works surveys, faculty and advisors discover specific challenges that students might be encountering and can reach out to help them early in the semester.  During 2011-12, almost 1,500 students participated in MAP-Works and for those that did, they persisted at 10% higher rates than those who did not - that's 140 students who kept working on their college degree!

What Do Students Get Out of It?

After completing the survey, MAP-Works will provide students with an extensive, personalized report about:

  • How to meet their expectations
  • What their peers are thinking
  • How to be more successful in college
  • What campus resources are available to help

How Do Students Take the Survey?

An email invitation will be sent to all eligible IPFW students, or follow the steps below.

  1. Log into myIPFW.
  2. Go to the "First Year" tab.
  3. Click on "take the survey" under the MAP-Works box.

Prizes for Survey Responders

All students who complete the survey can bring a copy of their personalized report to Kettler G25 to draw for one of the following: t-shirt, stuffed mastodon, water bottle, stress ball, stapler, usb, zipper purse or flag post-it notes.

Enter to win an iPad - Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to all first-year students who have participated in MAP-Works by completing two surveys (Fall Transition and Check-Up Surveys) and reviewing their customized reports (both printed and video).  To enter, students should submit an essay of no fewer than 600 and no more than 1200 words addressing one of the following four essay questions:

  1. What did you learn from the MAP-Works student reports that caused a change in your college behavior?
  2. How did MAP-Works affect your college experience?
  3. Was there a person who reached out to help you who had information from MAP-Works? How did that person affect you?
  4. How have you changed between the Transition Survey and Check-Up Survey?

The winner of this contest will be awarded an iPad.  The winner will be chosen by FYE and other IPFW Staff.  Essays should provide complete answers and be free of spelling and grammatical errors.

Essays can be submitted to and are due by April 12, 2013.

MAP-Works Student Scholarship Opportunity

EBI MAP-Works is excited to announce the MAP-Works Scholarship for all students who have participated in MAP-Works. They are now accepting applications for three (3) $1,500 scholarships to be awarded in the 2013-2014 academic year to eligible first and second year students. Details can be found below:





Questions can be sent to:

Jennifer Oxtoby at OR

For More Information and Faculty/Staff Training Information

Please contact Jennifer Oxtoby:

Phone: (260) 481-6597