Navigate is a software platform which provides a seamless way for units across campus to improve the student experience. Students enjoy the ability to conveniently meet with staff through the Appointment Scheduler. Beginning in August 2021, students will also be able to receive notifications on crucial items to stay on track towards graduation through your To-Do List and Hold Resolution, find classmates to study with through the Study Buddies feature, and, coming in January 2022, update their graduation plan in collaboration with their academic advisor(s) within the app using Academic Planner.

Academic and support staff are able to communicate and schedule meetings with large groups or individual students, conduct outreach to connect students with support resources (e.g. academic support services, financial aid, multicultural students affairs, etc.), use advanced search for targeted outreach, pull reports and analytics on student interactions and intervention outcomes to improve student retention.

Currently, Navigate is accessible to current undergraduate students and some graduate students at Iowa State University. Incoming students will be able to utilize the system when you accept your offer of admission to Iowa State and your netid ( account) becomes active. Students can access EAB Navigate from their Student tab in AccessPlus. Faculty/Staff can access Navigate directly through this link if already logged in, through OKTA or through AccessPlus.


System Outage: Call the ISU Solution Center (515) 294-4000


EAB Navigate Leadership Team

Our EAB Navigate Leadership is comprised of members of each of the undergraduate colleges as well as key partners in the Division of Student Affairs. The leadership team meets quarterly, reviews effectiveness of the platform, and recommends ways to improve our student success efforts.


Agriculture and Life Sciences: Ben Chamberlain, Brad Skaar, and Howard Tyler
Business: Diann Burright, Katherine Clottey, and Michele Tapp
Design: Michelle Rasmussen and Allison Ringholz 
Engineering: Joel Johnson and Heather Kruger
Human Sciences: Jessica DeWall and Clayton Johnson
Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mason Babcock and Jennifer Owens

Academic Success Center: Katie Whipple
Athletics: Amber Giese 
Campus Life: Pete Englin and Elizabeth Housholder
Information Technology: Scott Bielick
Learning Communities: Kyle Holtman
Provost: Shawn Boyne and Peter Cruz
Registrar: Jacob Nolton and Jennifer Suchan
Student Affairs: Matt Pistilli
Student Financial Aid: Isaac Ehlers

EAB Navigate Ambassadors Committee 

Ambassadors are consistent users of the platform who participate in EAB trainings to stay current on any updates to the system and are instrumental in continually improving the experience for faculty, staff, and student users. The group meets monthly and members are prepared to provide on-boarding support for new users within their unit and bring feedback from their unit to the committee for consideration.