Recruitment & Retention


Monitoring the PACE of Student Learning: Analytics at Rio Salado College

At Rio Salado College, where all 41,000-plus students attend classes online, identifying at-risk students is a key component of the institution's efforts to help non-traditional students meet their goals. Rio Salado is in the process of rolling out a new homegrown learning analytics system to do just that. The college is also collaborating with outside institutions to help develop better data models to help fine-tune that effort.

Hobsons Acquires Intelliworks

Hobsons, a provider of recruitment, communication, and student success solutions, has acquired Intelliworks, a company that makes constituent relationship management tools for higher education.

4 Cost-Cutting Cloud Strategies for Campus IT

Hands tied by budget cuts, Westmont College's first CIO has introduced the institution to cloud computing in an effort to enhance IT services without additional financial resources. Here Westmont CIO Reed A. Sheard shares details on four cloud-based projects he implemented to do just that.

Leveraging IT for Student Recruitment

CIO Michael Statmore explains how Post University ramped up its prospective student system with a little help from his eight-member central IT team and a cloud-based customer relationship management system.

Oregon University Deploys Lifelong Learning Software

One Oregon university will deploy a continuing education management system to help cut costs on the administration of certificate programs.



U Texas System's $10 Million MyEdu Investment Hit by Controversy

In a controversial decision, the University of Texas System will be investing $10 million into a service intended to bolster student success among its 15 campuses.

Equella 5.1 Gets Office Enhancements, YouTube Integration

Pearson recently released an update to its digital repository, Equella. The 5.1 release includes new tools for working with Microsoft Office files, new notifications, and integration with Flickr and YouTube.

7 Ways to Streamline Student Services

To meet the expectations of today's tech-savvy students, colleges and universities are looking for ways to speed up their processes and provide better services for their No. 1 customer.

3 Universities Bring Private Social Networking into Retention Efforts

Three institutions in the last month have launched a system from Copley Retention Systems intended to keep students more engaged with their learning programs.

University College Expands Student Services to Facebook and Mobile Devices

University College at Texas Tech University is using RightNow Technologies customer relationship suite to connect and provide services to students through Facebook and mobile devices.