Recruitment & Retention


Ball State Seeks Improved Student Retention with CRM

Ball State University is seeking to boost retention with the adoption of a constituent relationship management platform and fundraising suite.

Vanderbilt University Overhauls Admissions Systems

Vanderbilt University is consolidating its six legacy admissions systems into a single solution with Oracle CRM.

Taking Homegrown Products to Market

Universities are wrestling with the possibilities and pitfalls of making homegrown IT products available beyond their campuses. CT spoke with John Campbell, associate vice president for academic technologies at Purdue University (IN), about the school's decision to choose a commercial partnership over an open source approach when marketing Signals, its student-retention program.

U Nebraska Kearney Moves to Hosted CRM

In an effort to expand its student recruitment efforts beyond its traditional base, University of Nebraska Kearney is adopting a hosted CRM solution. The move is also aimed at improving retention rates among the institution's 6,500 students.

Colorado Community Colleges Gets Early Intervention System

Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is deploying a new early intervention system across their 13 colleges and online consortium designed to identify at-risk students.



The Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework Moves Forward

In May 2011, WCET announced the receipt of funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to begin work on the Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework. Now, a federated dataset has been created and PAR researchers have already begun to analyze the data, looking for variables affecting student performance and success. Here, WCET Executive Director Ellen Wagner comments on this milestone for the PAR Framework and on plans to expand the database to increase opportunities for sharing predictive analytics more widely.

U Arizona Rolls Out Student Academic Progress Tracking

Both current and prospective students at the University of Arizona will have access to a new service that allows up-to-date tracking of the academic progress of all students at the university and provides detailed information of what is involved in pursuing individual majors.

North Carolina University Deploys Continuing Ed Software

North Carolina State University's continuing education and extension program has deployed software that will allow the department to bring together program offerings, branding and administration, and enrollment and registration, all on one platform.

Triton College Shifts to Datatel in Big ERP Project

In an effort to increase efficiency, a two-year college outside of Chicago is replacing a 30-year-old proprietary enterprise resource planning system for managing student data with applications from Datatel, beating out competing offerings from Jenzabar.

Hobsons Acquires Intelliworks

Hobsons, a provider of recruitment, communication, and student success solutions, has acquired Intelliworks, a company that makes constituent relationship management tools for higher education.