Recruitment & Retention


How Technology Is Transforming Admissions: 3 Stories

Paper applications and direct mail catalogs are going the way of the 8-track tape as more colleges and universities turn to technology for new student recruiting, communication, and information exchange. Tufts University, Washington College, and George Mason University share some of the ways they're using technology tools to reach, engage, and ultimately admit prospective students.

U Northwestern Ohio Overhauls Portal

The University of Northwestern Ohio is retooling its Web site to provide more online services for its students, faculty, and administrators.

7 Tips for Building Collaborative Learning Spaces

If your school is seeking to incorporate more collaborative approaches to teaching and learning, the design of the learning environment—whether it’s a classroom or a more informal space—can be a critical factor in making this transformative move.

Paul Smith's College Drives Retention Efforts with Support Software, Early Warning System

Paul Smith's College, a private institution with about 900 students and about 90 faculty, has deployed Starfish software to improve the institution's student retention rate.

Jenzabar and Wimba Team To Offer Lifecycle Collaboration

Jenzabar is teaming up with Wimba to integrate their respective applications to help their higher education institutions stay in touch with constituents as applicants, students, and alumni.



Small BI Investments with Big Payoffs

Tiny Notre Dame College in Cleveland, OH tripled its enrollment--to 900 full-time students--over three years with help from a business intelligence solution that supported its information needs--and for less than $60,000 in software and consulting costs.

Andover Newton Streamlines Operations with ERP

Andover Newton Theological School has adopted technology to streamline its academic and business operations.

EducationDynamics Acquires Education Connection Services

EducationDynamics, a company with applications, Web sites, and services to help colleges and universities with student marketing and retention efforts, has just acquired one of its college search competitors, Education Connection.

Marketing a Podcast: More Lessons from U Buffalo School of Social Work

Building an audience for a podcast is a major undertaking, as the School of Social Work at the SUNY University at Buffalo has discovered. The school's podcast producers have managed to build theirs through a combination of traditional and guerilla methods, exposing their work to those who can benefit from it and helping to create a more tech-savvy image for their school in the process.

Columbus Tech Tries Retention Software in Developmental Courses

Columbus Technical College in Georgia has deployed a retention tool to help monitor the progress of students taking developmental classes.