Recruitment & Retention


Community College Taps Open Source Software for Student Success

Stanly Community College is using Student Success Plan (SSP), open source case management software from Unicon, to better engage at-risk students and promote student success.

Brief: ConnectYard Partners With Pearson for Student Engagement

ConnectYard has partnered with Pearson to integrate its social engagement platform with Pearson LearningStudio.

Who Creates Coherence in the College Experience?

Higher education leaders are investing in strategies and technologies that can help make a college experience more relevant. But what will allow students to make sense of their own education, connect it with their priorities beyond the classroom, and finally put learners in charge of their own learning?

The Role of Technology in an Outcomes-Based Funding Environment

The Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010 established outcomes-based funding in the state, rewarding institutions for outcomes related to retention, progression, and student success — not just enrollment. CT asked Brandy Cartmell, Interim Executive Director of Student Engagement and Registrar, about the ongoing role of technology in UT Martin's response to the mandate.

Know and Retain Your Student

Know — and Retain — Your Student

Savvy institutions are using recruitment and other data to support students from first contact through to graduation.



Education and Government: Informing Goals for Student Success Technology

How will efforts for student success — especially those leveraging technology — be coordinated, so participants in the completion agenda can work toward common goals? To examine one model, CT met with the lead developers of SOCCCD's suite of student success software, en route to a federal briefing tomorrow in the nation's capital.

Starfish Releases Advising Module

Starfish Retention Solutions has launched a new module, Starfish Advising, designed to work with an institution's existing degree audit system and help advisors as they assist students.

4 Personalization Tips to Target Non-Traditional Students

The University of Southern Mississippi's Eagle Learning Online tailors its outreach to help students feel like a part of the campus community.

Starfish Commits to New Initiatives To Help Students Succeed

Although several technology companies presented their approaches to innovations in higher education at this week's White House Education Datapalooza, one company is using its participation in the event as motivation to introduce new initiatives to help students reach their educational goals.

5 Ways Online Advising Can Improve on Face-to-Face

Online technologies are moving advising out of academic offices and onto the Web, where students gain anytime, anywhere access to advisers and tools to help them succeed.