Recruitment & Retention

Top 7 CRM Trends

Constituent relationship management has undergone a serious makeover: Here are 7 ways that today's CRM systems can manage your school's relationships in a more personal and effective way.

Online Fair Lets Kentucky Students Ask Questions in Real Time About Transferring Credits

Kentucky students looking to have college credits or associate's degrees transferred to a four-year university or college will have the opportunity March 6 to have their questions answered in real time.

Academic Partnerships and Team Up To Help Students' Job Searches

Online learning provider Academic Partnerships has entered an agreement with that will provide students at more than 40 public universities free access to its database of internship and career opportunities.

The Rosetta Stone of Student Success Data

This week, WCET announced that the Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework (PAR) project data definitions are now to be offered under Creative Commons licensing. CT asked Russ Little, who serves as project director for the student success plan at Sinclair Community College what this means not only for PAR member institutions like his, but for other community colleges and the higher education community in general.

Desire2Learn Acquires Course Recommendation Tech from Austin Peay State

Education technology company Desire2Learn has acquired a program developed at a Tennessee university to help students select the optimal courses for academic success.

Harnessing Campuswide Data for Student Success

Three best practices for analyzing the factors that influence student performance.

Student Success Is More Than a Numbers Game

While predictive analytics can help students succeed, we must not lose sight of the fact that college is also a time of exploration and self-discovery.

Opening Up Learning Analytics for the Community College

The Open Academic Analytics Initiative, an NGLC grant recipient, is seeking to engender an ecosystem for learning analytics based on open source technologies. Its research includes scaling factors for learner analytics, the portability of predictive models among different types of academic institutions, and intervention strategies that leverage Open Educational Resources. Marist College, the lead institution on the grant, has partnered with two community colleges and two HBCUs to accomplish OAAI goals.

Coker College Adopts New LMS To Improve Retention

South Carolina's Coker College has selected a new learning management system as part of an effort to improve enrollment and retention.

Mining Data to Help Students

In the second installment of a two-part series, CT examines how pioneering schools--either alone or in consortia--are mining Big Data in hopes of uncovering the ultimate riches: improved student learning and performance.

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