Recruitment & Retention


Improving Student Outcomes in STEM Programs

Hillsborough Community College is redesigning high-failure math courses, exploring technologies designed to help students succeed and gathering data on what works.

AI Team at Penn State Gains $30k to Define Fastest Path to Graduation

A team of seven Penn State undergraduates received $30,000 to continue development of an application to help students figure out the shortest path to graduation. "LionPlanner" won first place in a competition that challenged students to use artificial intelligence to solve real problems.

Finding the Data that Makes a Difference

Southern Connecticut State University has spent 10-plus years homing in on factors that really contribute to student success — and how best to help keep students on track.

Survey: Most 2-Year Colleges Lack Financial Resources to Support Student Success Programming

While plenty of programs for first-year students — summer bridge, first-year orientation, first-year student success courses, advising and counseling, learning communities — have found success in four-year colleges and universities, a new study examined the issues two-year schools face in getting students engaged in the campus, staying in school and accumulating credits. The most common problem for two-year institutions: a lack of financial resources, mentioned by 74 percent of respondents.

Use of Adjuncts Hurting CC Education Outcomes

A researcher recently undertook a study at a large community college system to see what impact the use of non-tenure-track faculty had on student outcomes. According to Di Xu, an assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine, an initial rise in grades in introductory courses taught by part-timers eventually reversed itself in subsequent courses. Xu's research results were recently published in the American Educational Research Journal.



EAB Analytics Program Forecasts Enrollment Funnel

A higher education advisory company has launched an application to help campus administrators identify candidates most likely to apply, accept and attend their schools. EAB's new Pipeline Analytics uses machine learning on data gleaned from 1.5 billion student interactions across the U.S.-based college-bound high school student population to support customers in tuning their student recruitment strategies.

Central State U Taps Oracle Student Management to Boost Student Success Efforts

In an effort to increase degree attainment for non-traditional students, Ohio's Central State University is rolling out Oracle's Student Management product for student recruiting, engagement and support.

Salesforce.org Updates Education Cloud with Enhanced Advising Tools, Advancement Features and More

Salesforce.org today announced a number of updates to its Education Cloud platform, including enhancements to its Salesforce Advisor Link product, new features for developing alumni and donor relationships, new Higher Education Data Architecture capabilities and an expansion to Education Cloud data architecture for K-12 institutions.

Interactive Course Materials Associated with Student Outcomes Boost at Kennesaw State

Kennesaw State University has seen a 48 percent reduction the D.F.W.I. (D, fail, withdraw, incomplete) rate in one of its core curriculum courses following a move to interactive courseware.

8 Universities Leveraging Community Partnerships to Boost Student Outcomes

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities recently announced grants to eight public universities that are forging community partnerships to improve students' access to and overall success in college.

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