Universities are using cutting-edge virtual tours to give prospective students a feel for life on campus--and as a tool in recruitment.
Following a test run with 2,000 undergraduate students last year, East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, will deploy Starfish systems campuswide to its 27,000 students beginning this fall semester.
Arizona State University in Phoenix is moving to a new constituent relationship management system in an effort to increase enrollment of international and non-resident students.
Starfish Retention Solutions has debuted Starfish 2, a major revision to the company's suite of Web-based tools for improving school retention and connecting students to tutoring, advising, and counseling resources. Institutions will be able to implement the new version by the end of August.
Purdue's Signals is a real-time, early intervention system that provides students with timely, concrete steps to improve their coursework, targeting specific areas where their academic success may be at risk.
UM's web-based Academic Planner helps students map out course selections for their four-year academic experience, and confer with their advisers in a familiar web 2.0 interface.
Noel-Levitz and Starfish Retention Solutions will integrate Noel-Levitz's Retention Management System Plus with Starfish Connect and Starfish Early Alert.
As a next step in its multi-year strategic technologies initiative, Pacific Lutheran University will begin using a new set of tools to crank up results of its recruitment and enrollment efforts.
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.