Joined by more than 20 member institutions to date, PAR is a growing not-for-profit collaborative venture that pools normalized (and anonymized) data to support research on student success and create predictive models and strategies for intervention. With 1.8 million-plus records in its dataset, PAR is offering its members highly reliable data modeling for student success, as well as a new potential for comparative institutional research.
The University of Washington Tacoma is hoping to improve retention with a daily support message sent to each student's mobile device.
The multi-institutional PAR Framework project provides a valuable resource supporting predictive analytics for student success and linking interventions to specific risk factors.
Marshall University in Huntington, WV has implemented a financial aid award platform to generate individualized financial award letters for prospective students.
A Web site that displays graduation rates has added the University of Maryland College Park to its inaugural roster.
North Central University, a private, undergraduate college in Minneapolis, is implementing a cloud-based constituent relationship management solution to improve internal and external communications.
Traditional lectures are failing students in STEM disciplines. According to a new meta-analysis published this week, a staggering 55 percent more students flunk purely lecture-based STEM courses than flunk courses taught with some sort of active learning component.
Regent University Professional and Continuing Education is adopting business software designed for non-traditional institutions of higher education in an effort to increase growth and enhance current offerings.
Harper College, a two-year community college in Illinois, is using early warning and student tracking software as part of its Project Success initiative, which identifies and tracks students who are at risk of not completing their diploma or certificate programs and then intervenes to ensure those students have the guidance they need to help them complete their courses.
Allegheny College's associate director of IT offers six lessons learned from a recent constituent relationship management rollout.