Recruitment & Retention


Penn State Pushes Use of IBM Watson to Improve Student Experiences

An organization at Penn State that brings the campus community together with industry for development of education technology is teaming up with IBM to challenge students, faculty and staff to use the company's artificial intelligence platform, Watson, to improve the student experience at the university.

California Launches CC Pathways Project Based on National Model

Three California community colleges that participated in a national project to help students get and stay on a path for their college studies will be leading other community colleges in the state to implement a similar model.

Alumni Management Application Adds Point-to-Point Encryption

iModules Software has integrated point-to-point encryption technology into its products to ensure data security for all transactions. The integration will have the biggest impact on educational institutions, which will be able to bolster security for their various financial transactions.

Ohio Wesleyan U Lures Prospective Students with Personalized Web and Mobile Platform

Ohio Wesleyan University is turning to technology from Evolution Labs to increase applications from prospective students.

Queens College to Boost STEM Diversity With Federal Funds

Queens College received its first installment of a $5.6 million grant from the United States Department of Education to improve its STEM programs – particularly for Hispanic and low-income students.



Report: Community College Students Confused About Pathways to Obtain CS Degrees

Computer science (CS) has become an increasingly popular major in postsecondary education, yet students at community colleges struggle to stay on track to graduate with a CS degree, according to a new report from Google for Education in partnership with nonprofit Education, Training, Research. The study surveyed 321 students enrolled in introductory programming or data structures classes at two community colleges in California.

Historically Black Institutions Pursue Higher College Completion Rates with Complete College America

The College Fund will also kick off a "Fifteen to Finish" program with its member institutions. This CCA best practice encourages students to take 15 or more credits each semester to help ensure they graduate within four years.

UCLA Connects Alumni and Continuing Ed Students to Online Career Coaching

The University of California, Los Angeles will now provide individualized online career coaching to all of its alumni as well as all UCLA Extension students and alumni, thanks to a joint effort out of UCLA Extension, UCLA Alumni Affairs and the UCLA Career Center.

A Mobile Personal Assistant Tuned to Student Needs

In an effort to help freshmen manage the college transition, the University of San Diego created a smart personal assistant app designed to help students prioritize and track their tasks.

Report: Parents Concerned About Academic Stress

The majority of parents think academic expectations are putting too much pressure on their children, and a significant number of kids are experiencing mental health problems as a result.

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