3 customisable OKR examples for Student Support Team

What are Student Support Team OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

Crafting effective OKRs can be challenging, particularly for beginners. Emphasizing outcomes rather than projects should be the core of your planning.

We have a collection of OKRs examples for Student Support Team to give you some inspiration. You can use any of the templates below as a starting point for your OKRs.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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While we have some examples available, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. You can use our free AI generator below or our more complete goal-setting system to generate your own OKRs.

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Our customisable Student Support Team OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Student Support Team Objectives and Key Results, but we did not stop there. Understanding the difference between OKRs and projects is important, so we also added examples of strategic initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1OKRs to upgrade the quality of learner's educational journey

  • ObjectiveUpgrade the quality of learner's educational journey
  • Key ResultIntroduce 2 new engaging learning tools/features
  • TaskImplement and test two chosen engaging learning tools/features
  • TaskOrganize a demo session to introduce these new tools to users
  • TaskResearch trending educational tools/features in current market
  • Key ResultIncrease learner satisfaction ratings to 90%
  • TaskProvide regular, constructive feedback on learner progress
  • TaskImprove response time to learner queries
  • TaskImplement fun, engaging, and effective teaching methods
  • Key ResultBoost course completion rates by 20%
  • TaskIntroduce incentives or rewards upon course completion
  • TaskProvide personalized learning and regular feedback to students
  • TaskImplement engaging multimedia and interactive elements in course content

2OKRs to enhance instructional strategies for better student comprehension

  • ObjectiveEnhance instructional strategies for better student comprehension
  • Key ResultConduct two peer-observed teaching sessions and apply received feedback
  • TaskSchedule two teaching sessions with peers observing
  • TaskDocument changes and track progress
  • TaskApply feedback from those sessions to practice
  • Key ResultComplete two professional development courses focused on innovative teaching methods
  • TaskIdentify two development courses targeting innovative teaching methods
  • TaskSign up for selected professional development courses
  • TaskFinish coursework and obtain completion certificates
  • Key ResultIncrease student engagement by 20% as measured by classroom participation and assessment scores
  • TaskConduct regular quizzes for assessment score improvement
  • TaskProvide personalised feedback to encourage student involvement
  • TaskImplement interactive learning methods to boost class participation

3OKRs to acquire an advanced certificate

  • ObjectiveAcquire an advanced certificate
  • Key ResultIdentify and enroll in the appropriate advanced certification course by week 2
  • TaskReview and identify relevant advanced certification courses
  • TaskFinalize enrollment in chosen course by week 2
  • TaskConsult with peers or mentors about course suitability
  • Key ResultPass the certification exam with a score of 85% or higher by week 12
  • TaskReview all materials and notes every week
  • TaskAttend exam-focused study groups
  • TaskComplete practice tests for each chapter
  • Key ResultComplete 75% of the course materials and assignments by the end of week 6
  • TaskPrioritize major assignments for early completion
  • TaskReview and finish 75% of course materials by week 6
  • TaskCreate and stick to a daily study schedule

Student Support Team OKR best practices to boost success

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to weekly OKR check-ins

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

How to turn your Student Support Team OKRs in a strategy map

OKRs without regular progress updates are just KPIs. You'll need to update progress on your OKRs every week to get the full benefits from the framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Student Support Team OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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