Connect 2 Success With iPads

We educate health sciences students to be digital citizens capable of using technology to transform learning, education, and, ultimately, patient care.   

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Samuel Merritt University (SMU) offers students a premier learning experience, from the day they are accepted until they graduate and move into their professional career, including a lifetime of alumni engagement.

We prepare students, in part, through technology-enhanced, transformative learning. Our goal is to graduate digitally knowledgeable citizens who are career-ready healthcare professionals.  Rooted in the University’s Student Framework for Success—Habits of Mind, Hands, Heart; Transformative Learning; and Success Measures—SMU prepares graduates to be agents of change in an ever-changing healthcare environment.

Connect to Success, (C2S) is a learning movement catalyzed and powered by by the Center for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL).  Launched in May 2021 as a pilot program, C2S provides students and faculty in selected SMU academic programs with an iPad technology package as well as robust resources to support active and effective use of the iPads. Our ultimate goal is to provide an iPad for every university student.

The “U” in our logo refers to our students’ use of digital apps on a mobile tablet device to connect them to the people, resources, and systems that will facilitate learning from many, at any time, from anywhere.

A major impetus for C2S is to promote digital equity among students by placing a powerful digital device and technology platform in the hands of each student. Recognizing that students enter the University with variable digital literacy levels, we provide training and individualized support throughout each person’s educational journey.

We also provide instructional guidance for faculty and collaborative communities to enhance learning and the adoption of pedagogical best practices.

Nursing students receive their iPads

Supporting Student Success

A major impetus for establishing C2S was the goal of ensuring digital equity among students.

Why C2S?
Student iPad training

Pilot Program

We provide the technology and also training by staff who have completed Apple Academy.

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What Students Say

"It's the exact tool I didn't know I needed. I use it daily for note taking, studying, and communicating with my cohort. As a SMU nursing student and a mother of two little ones, funds can get tight, purchasing an iPad was not in my budget."

In Their Words
Stack of iPads

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