Recruitment & Retention


Fayetteville State U Adopts Private Coaching to Improve Student Retention

Fayetteville State University has teamed with a private partner to offer 300 new full-time students personal support via executive-style coaching.

New University Innovation Alliance Initiative Offers Completion Grants to Support College Completion

The University Innovation Alliance, a national consortium of 11 large public research universities working to improve graduation rates, today announced a grant program for students facing financial challenges at the end of their studies.

Developing Guided Pathways in the Community College

South Orange County Community College District IT leaders Bob Bramucci and Jim Gaston talk about the long history of decision support technology development at SOCCCD. They explain why guided pathways projects — that use technology tools like Sherpa, MAP, and Smart Schedule — are so important for community colleges now.

3 Ways IT Is Impacting Student Success

Three CIOs talk about technology's role in student success and the wide-ranging ways that the IT organization is contributing to institutional goals.

Students More Likely to Read Alerts that Deliver Good News and Comparisons with Peers

Students love to hear good news about how well they're doing in their courses or how their performance — good or bad — compares to other students in the class, according to a research project undertaken by Blackboard's analytics and research team.



Southern Connecticut State U: Experiences on Campus Are Key Predictor of Academic Success

A 10-year data analysis at Southern Connecticut State University revealed that campus experiences are more important than student demographics when it comes to retention and student success.

Hobsons Updates Starfish with Improved Analytics, Accessibility

Hobsons has unveiled Starfish 7, the latest version of its student retention platform, with upgrades such as improved predictive analytics.

New Tools Help Adult Students Come Back to Complete Their Degrees

Student success coaching services provider InsideTrack has come up with a new suite of Re-Enrollment & Re-Entry offerings designed to help colleges and universities get former students back on track to complete their degrees.

Indiana University Taps Tech to Optimize Course Scheduling

More than 100,000 students at Indiana University will soon have a clearer pathway to graduation, thanks to technology that streamlines the course scheduling process.

Hackathon Conjures New Features for Student Success

According to Hobsons, the hackathon drew about 50 developers, web designers and user experience experts to team up over three days to build programs for use by college students and their advisors.

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