Recruitment & Retention


Once More with Insight: USD Students Get a Personal Assistant Mobile App

After too many years watching students struggle with the transition to college, mobile application developers at the University of San Diego are excited to watch this year's freshmen get organized and get ahead with a highly customized USD personal assistant mobile application.

7 Things Higher Education Innovators Want You to Know

Experts weigh in on the challenges of student success and the need for innovation in higher ed.

Salesforce.org Launches Higher Ed Data Architecture

Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of Salesforce, has introduced its Higher Education Data Architecture, an open-source data architecture designed to help higher education institutions rapidly deploy Salesforce's constituent relationship management platform.

Universities to Boost Student Grad Rates by 20 Percent

An alliance made up of 11 major universities across the United States has knocked its goal of graduating more students -- including more low-income students -- out of the park.

Can Curriculum Be A High-Impact Experience?

Higher education recognizes a range of high-impact experiences proven to enhance student learning, but as Virginia Commonwealth University's Vice Provost for Learning Innovation Gardner Campbell points out, the curriculum has been sorely missing from that list. CT asked Campbell why, and how digital technologies might help as higher education sharpens its focus on curriculum and student learning.



North Carolina Central U Joins Initiative Focused on First-Year Students To Boost Academic Success

North Carolina Central University has joined the Re-Imagining the First Year of College project, an initiative that aims to improve academic success for undergraduate students by transforming the first year of higher education.

Career-Minded, Pragmatic Gen Zs Heading to College

Generation Z — people who started college in 2013 — aren't like Millennials.

Westmont College Streamlines Admissions with Constituent Relationship Management

Westmont College has selected a new constituent relationship management platform in an effort to modernize its enrollment processes.

Using Data for Smart Choices: The Hobsons Acquisition of the PAR Framework

Hobsons announced its acquisition of the PAR (Predictive Analytics Reporting) Framework this month, and the PAR team is already in Arlington for the onboarding process. CT spoke with Ellen Wagner, who is now Chief Research Officer for the PAR Framework and VP for Research at Hobsons; and Stephen M. Smith, President of Advising and Admissions Solutions at Hobsons for their views on the acquisition.

Unlocking Predictive Analytics to Improve Student Engagement and Retention

The year 2015 was a turning point for data analytics technology. Now is the time for higher education institutions to put data to use and give students the advising support they need to succeed.   

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