Kentucky Community & Technical College System has hired the services arm of Blackboard to help redesign its processes for delivering services and support to students as part of major efforts to improve student retention, streamline operations, and reduce expense.
Ocean County College, which is looking to triple its distance learning enrollment numbers, is turning to an outside service provider to help with its online recruitment and retention efforts.
Seneca College in Ontario, Canada is launching a pilot program with Intelliworks and Starfish Retention Solutions to increase graduation rates.
IBM is expanding its presence in education cloud computing with the release of a new SaaS-based service named Decision Management for Education.
Jenzabar has released a new version of its student retention system and renamed it FinishLine.
National-Louis University and a number of other institutions have begun transitioning to the cloud for constituent relationship management.
At the heart of Cal Poly's high-tech recruiting strategy is a mission to communicate with students on their own time and using their own tools. So the California institution is continually evolving its recruitment practices with technologies ranging from customized student "VIP" microsites to mobile device-augmented campus tours.
SunGard Higher Education has launched a new business intelligence product in its Banner line specifically to help institutional customers analyze and report on the results of their retention programs.
Donor activity is loosening up and increasing at least moderately at colleges and universities, if the results of a new poll are any measure.
Bristol Community College in Massachusetts has begun using a new early warning system to help ensure student success as part of a Title III Grant program.