Recruitment & Retention


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.

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Producing a Podcast: Lessons from U Buffalo School of Social Work

Determined to reach digital natives where they live, the School of Social Work at SUNY's University at Buffalo has taken on technology outreach projects ranging from a simple Facebook page to the launch of a course in Second Life. But the largest commitment in this overall effort has been to a biweekly podcast series. In part 1 of this two-part series, the podcast producers share some lessons they've learned in undertaking this digital media initiative.

Quantrix Builds Higher Ed Models To Analyze Student Enrollment

Quantrix, which sells modeling and analysis tools for a number of industries, recently launched Enrollment Insights for higher education. This set of customizable planning models provides numeric information about student enrollment for use in budgeting and strategic planning.

U North Carolina at Charlotte Program Targets Transfer Student Retention

Transfer students don't always get the unique attention they need to succeed at their new institutions. They often feel isolated, display a false sense of security, and (wrongly) consider themselves expert at the higher ed system, resulting in frequent problems with registration, new student programs, academic advising, financial aid, housing, and career services.

Jobs for Graduates in the Knowledge Economy?

Traditionally, undergraduate education has prepared students with background knowledge for entry into a field or for graduate school, rather than focusing on current and specific job-related skills. In an economy that has turned sour, that emphasis may have to change.



Simmons College Uses Intelliworks for Student Recruitment

Simmons College will be introducing a new constituent relationship management (CRM) service into its operations. The Boston-based college will be adopting Intelliworks to automate tracking of prospective students, manage marketing campaigns, gain better reporting, and improve its recruitment efforts for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

EducationDynamics Drills Down on Online Prospect Data for Student Assessment Service

EducationDynamics has begun offering a new customized market assessment service for colleges and universities that helps them pinpoint new online student prospects.

Westmont College Taps Cast Iron Cloud for Application Integration

Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA has gone public with its use of cloud computing for application integration. The college is using a cloud integration platform from Cast Iron Systems to secure two-way exchange of real-time information between SalesForce CRM, Westmont's on-demand constituent relationship management application, and its Datatel enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, which runs on the college's private network.

Intelliworks and Starfish To Link Student Recruitment and Retention

Two companies that develop software for higher education operations have teamed up to help customers with enrollment management. Intelliworks, which sells constituent relationship management applications, and Starfish Retention Solutions, which sells early-alert programs to monitor daily student participation, have begun working together to integrate their offerings.

Holistic Healthcare College Migrates Student Lifecycle Management

The American College of Healthcare Sciences, which provides holistic health education online, has selected TopSchool for student lifecycle management.