CONSULTING FOR THE 21st CENTURY
Gain access to the latest best-practices with the right supports to drive success
Study Simpler offers tools and trainings that can be adapted to fit the needs of any K20 organization, offering key insights to advance your initiatives and programs towards success.GET STARTED NOW
A holistic approach to student success
Study Simpler supports an approach to learning and analytics that emphasizes the whole student and the many elements that lead to academic well-being.Learn More
Sustaining Use of Analytics in Higher Education
Sustainable analytics in higher education means focusing on professionals not products and on culture not tools. Let our years of experience catalyze your institution’s success in putting analytics to action.
Professionalism & Data Governance
Analytics users need to be scaffolded in their professional agency, professional competence, and professional relatedness.learn more
Ethical Use of Analytics for Social Justice
Institutions that prioritize ethical innovation reap the benefits of 21-century solutions that help close common equity gaps.learn more
Change Leadership Consulting
At the core of successful analytics use is a strategic core of leadership and empowerment, especially regarding innovation.learn more
What Our Clients Say
Study Simpler has been invited to train educators throughout the United States. Here are a few of their voices.
“Mitchell did an awesome job last year and it was recommended by several people for him to present at our state conference again this year.”
Utah System of Higher Education
Conference for school counselors and administrators
“Wildly engaging… one of our most talked about speakers. Months after the presentation, our staff were still discussing the rich questions posed by the trainer. “
University of Colorado – Boulder, CO
College of Arts & Sciences
“During the USHE Conference, we attended a breakout session and were inspired by the message. We invited Mitchell to give the same presentation to our faculty.”
Payson High School
MT. NEBO SChool DISTRICT
“Mitchell’s ability to teach simply and powerfully is exceptional. He was easy to connect with and you could tell he wanted us to understand and learn.
Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement
“This is a message every educator should hear… meaningful, practical. You will walk away with so many great ideas, the hard part will be deciding where to start!”
Skyview High School
Cache County SChool District
“The presentation on play and self-regulation is one of the best presentations on this topic that I have ever seen. His work encouraged everyone in our faculty to reflect on the power of play as a developmentally appropriate practice.”
Edith Bowen Lab SChool
Utah State University
“Thank you for gently making me take a closer look at my own best practices and giving me a new prospective and fresh momentum.”
ETHICS OF CARE WORKSHOP & CHANGE LEADERSHIP
“Attending this workshop was the best decision I have made for our team this year. We left with a renewed passion for student support and a transformed perspective on how data informs those efforts.”
Indiana Wesleyan University
TWO-DAY Analytics ACademy
“Dr. Colver has combined his data analysis skills and his knowledge of psychology to provide insights that are data-driven, theory-driven, and impactful. ”
London South Bank Univeristy
STUDENT SUCCESS RESEARCH COLLABORATION
DR. MITCHELL COLVER
Mitchell C. Colver, PhD, began working in higher education in 2007, where his early experiences with students taught him to focus on the value of human diversity and human potential. As a thought leader in the field of analytics, he is frequently invited to champion the idea that student success can best be fostered through increased intentionality amongst faculty, staff, and executives.
Mitchell has degrees in Psychology, Music, and Experimental Research. His PhD in Curriculum, Instruction, & Higher Education Research is from Utah State University.
He is the father of six children and married to a woman whose support makes his professional pursuits possible and meaningful. They have two dogs and 26 chickens.
Mitchell has worked in education both at the K12 and post-secondary level. His original position in education was as a reading instructor at a Title I elementary school in Las Vegas.
His research has appeared in Slate, Business Insider, Smithsonian, New York Magazine, and, internationally, on Radio BBC and Radio New Zealand National. He presents at dozens of events and conferences each year.
Make learning fun…
The latest in research in educational theory suggest that play is not only an essential element of childhood, but a key aspect of learning. The educational importance of play does not diminish at adolescence and continues to be relevant well into adulthood and spaces of professional development.LEARN MORE
Trainings for Academic Advisors
Study Simpler offers several trainings specifically designed for Academic Advisors that increase professionalism, enhance skillsets, and frame each role with greater professional agency and empowerment.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Study Simpler: Study Skills Development
Study Simpler is a book that contains fifty-two holistic study skills interventions that students, parents, and educators can rely on to lay a solid foundation of study skills proficiency within the lives of students, especially at the university level. The acronym SIMPLER outlines seven of the most influential factors related to student well-being: Space, Intervals, Method, People, Loyalty, Energy, and Resources. These seven categories make up the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of student success.
Healthy Relationships & Dating Workshops
These 2-hour seminars about healthy relationships and human attraction are extracted from a university level “Courtship & Attraction” course formerly taught to Psychology Majors in the greater Seattle area.
Sorority & Fraternity Life
Study Simpler offers trainings for Sorority & Fraternity Life organizations, with an emphasis on training leadership, scholarship chairs, and new member educators.
The Greek Advantage: How Greek Life Gives Students an Edge– This 2-hour workshop highlights some of the most important benefits of participating in Greek Life, highlighting recent research and trends.
New Member Education– This 2-hour seminar helps new member educators engage incoming members with dynamic, group-oriented activities that blend learning with having fun.
Getting Grades without the Grind– This 2-hour session is designed for scholarship chairs that want to help their fellow members succeed in their academics without sitting through mindless study tables.Learn More
College Orientation Programs
Study Simpler offers trainings for Orientation, FYE, & Retention Peer Mentors, which can be offered directly to students or in a train-the-trainer format.
Liminality: Making the Transition– This 2-hour training helps orientation and FYE peer mentors bridge the gap for incoming students, highlighting research that demonstrates how students ultimately thrive.
The Hero’s Journey: Framing the Role of Orientation Mentors– This 2-hour workshop highlights one of the most important roles in the university system: the orientation peer mentor. The session highlights important mentoring techniques, themes, and research about helping students make successful transitions.Learn More