Director of Retention Angela Naginey has employed a “holistic” strategy in her retention initiative at Cal Lutheran University. Her plan includes partnerships across campus, early identification of at-risk students, and a continuous review process. All components are supported both with software, including Hobsons’ Retain, and with ongoing outreach efforts.
A small private college in New York's Adirondack Mountains has seen the number of returning students rise by 5 percent over the previous year through several "student success" initiatives, including the use of applications for monitoring student achievement.
Three institutions created their own customized programs to keep at-risk freshmen in school, with positive results.
TopSchool has begun rolling out version 3.0 of its student lifecycle management suite, TopSchool SLM.
Texas Wesleyan University's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has shifted to a SaaS constituent relationship management (CRM) application to stay on top of faculty development work.
Boston University is employing a Web-based application from Blackbaud to support a major fundraising effort.
TCS Education System will be adopting an online student health and wellness program intended to reduce attrition related to health issues.
The alumni association at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has implemented an application to improve its fundraising efforts among its 80,000 alumni.
ACT College expects to start using a service to better manage its prospective student leads in the next calendar year.
Arizona State University is making a giant leap with its online program, with ambitions to grow enrollment tenfold.