Recruitment & Retention


Keeping Software Off The Shelf

Administrative systems designed to streamline processes and provide the keys to better decision making might end up as "shelfware" if institutions fall prey to some common mistakes in large implementations. Find out how to avoid these pitfalls...

2 Schools Optimize Recruiting with CRM

Colorado Northwestern Community College and the Acton School of Business have both decided to bolster their recruitment efforts with technology.

Purdue Beta Tests Early Intervention System

Purdue University is in the beta testing phase of an application that taps into data from course management, student information, and gradebook systems to predict how well a student is performing in a course.

Distance Education Reaches Out

An Iowa community college is taking a four-pronged approach to using technology as a retention-boosting tool for its expanding distance learning program.

Portland State Turns to Tech To Improve Recruitment and Retention

Portland State University plans to deploy a new application to improve its admissions, recruitment, and retention programs. The Oregon institution has licensed Talisma Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) software from Campus Management Corp.



Student Retention and the Data Dilemma

Single-source vendor relationships can hamper an institution's ability to collect the kind of business intelligence it needs to track student retention. But it's not always possible to go the third-party route.

Iowa District Revamps Approach to First-Year Retention

Iowa Valley Community College District is working on its first year retention efforts through a new program that includes the use of services from EducationDynamics.

Starfish Updates Retention Software

Starfish Retention Solutions has updated its hosted retention application specifically to provide features for tutoring and advising centers.

Parature Updates Customer Service App with Facebook Support

Parature has released a new version of its customer service software for higher education with enhanced features for helping schools manage their social networking efforts.

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4 Effective Prospecting Strategies

In the high-intensity world of student prospecting, everyone is looking for a competitive edge--but one of the greatest "edges" you can have is to simply understand what prospective students want, need, and expect and align your actions accordingly. Prospecting expert Michael O'Hara suggests four strategies colleges and universities can adopt to increase success related to prospective students.