In Their Words
At New York Tech, Sova’s Climate Scan process took place during a time of unprecedented challenges, driven and exacerbated by the pandemic. Our university had a great plan, but it required adaptation for new circumstances created by COVID for a post-COVID world. Sova’s process helped mobilize our community around planning and re-envisioning what it means for a university to be student focused. The Sova team was highly responsive, considerate, and flexible, and they consistently went above and beyond to respond to our questions and concerns, engage internal stakeholders, and provide wisdom and insight regarding the process. Further, Sova’s feedback and recommendations were an essential springboard for critical conversations, developing important ideas for challenging the status quo and creating our current action plan.
Sova helped us better understand and face head-on some of the deeper challenges facing our efforts to scale remediation reform. Not only did I value their insights with respect to faculty engagement, but I also benefited from having them on hand as safe-space sounding boards and thought partners.
Sova is a perfect fit for clients that need a mix of tailored solutions and personalized consulting. Their team is adept at anticipating needs and providing timely support. They do a great job of helping others make their best contributions to higher education.
We’ve partnered with Sova for several years, and our colleges have benefited from Sova’s deep understanding of complicated issues facing community colleges. The Center benefits from Sova’s valuable guidance, which helps us provide the best quality services and value to our colleges.
Working with Sova ensures results. Having been a part of a large partnership that Sova facilitated, they created agendas that led to meeting objectives, facilitated dialogues that led to intended outcomes and when necessary, entered vague, and murky circumstances, to bring clarity. They did all of this so well, that the Center for Community College Student Engagement hired them to help work with us, as well.
Our college has gained a lot of value from our work with Sova; they have been responsive partners, providing our student success leadership team with tailored support and facilitation training to help us build our change leadership skills. Sova has definitely strengthened our capacity to navigate the complex waters of large-scale change.
Sova has worked side-by-side with us to strengthen our college’s culture of student success in ways that we could not have done on our own. They’ve helped us take a hard look at ourselves, celebrating our assets and challenging us to aim higher — and they’ve done so in ways that have garnered the trust and active engagement of a wide range of our college stakeholders. Sova has been a uniquely valuable partner to us as we’ve worked to create a true culture of innovation and care on behalf of our students.