Recruitment & Retention


The Rosetta Stone of Student Success Data

This week, WCET announced that the Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework (PAR) project data definitions are now to be offered under Creative Commons licensing. CT asked Russ Little, who serves as project director for the student success plan at Sinclair Community College what this means not only for PAR member institutions like his, but for other community colleges and the higher education community in general.

Desire2Learn Acquires Course Recommendation Tech from Austin Peay State

Education technology company Desire2Learn has acquired a program developed at a Tennessee university to help students select the optimal courses for academic success.

Harnessing Campuswide Data for Student Success

Three best practices for analyzing the factors that influence student performance.

Student Success Is More Than a Numbers Game

While predictive analytics can help students succeed, we must not lose sight of the fact that college is also a time of exploration and self-discovery.

Opening Up Learning Analytics for the Community College

The Open Academic Analytics Initiative, an NGLC grant recipient, is seeking to engender an ecosystem for learning analytics based on open source technologies. Its research includes scaling factors for learner analytics, the portability of predictive models among different types of academic institutions, and intervention strategies that leverage Open Educational Resources. Marist College, the lead institution on the grant, has partnered with two community colleges and two HBCUs to accomplish OAAI goals.



Coker College Adopts New LMS To Improve Retention

South Carolina's Coker College has selected a new learning management system as part of an effort to improve enrollment and retention.

Mining Data to Help Students

In the second installment of a two-part series, CT examines how pioneering schools--either alone or in consortia--are mining Big Data in hopes of uncovering the ultimate riches: improved student learning and performance.

Unicon Adds Support for Jasig Student Success Plan

Open source service provider Unicon has started providing service and support for the Jasig student retention system, known as Student Success Plan.

Higher One Adds Campus Intelligence to Campus Labs Suite

Higher One has revealed a new data analytics tool designed to provide higher education administrators insight into instructional effectiveness and student progress.

Community College of Rhode Island To Implement Predictive Analytics To Identify At-Risk Students

Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) is centralizing its critical student services and implementing predictive analytics software with the goal of improving student performance and achievement.