Recruitment & Retention


Scaling Up Admissions and Recruiting with AR

Many colleges and universities are using immersive technologies to engage and draw in prospective students. The Savannah College of the Arts in Georgia is a longtime leader in AR/VR admissions and recruiting strategies. Campus Technology recently spoke with Dave Hanak, SCAD’s executive director of interactive services, to find out some helpful tips to scale up institutional outreach efforts with immersive technologies.

Gates Foundation Podcast to Explore Student Success

A new podcast from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will highlight the changing profile of today's college student and the ways higher education must evolve to support student success.

Eradicating Black-White Graduation Gap Demands Multi-Pronged Efforts

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for black students at 676 traditional public and private nonprofit institutions is 45 percent — 19 points lower than the 65 percent graduation rate for white students.

Ethical Use of Data to Predict Outcomes Requires a Plan, Support Infrastructure

The latest report from New America, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank and civic enterprise based in Washington, D.C., has identified five guiding practices to ethically use predictive analytics in higher ed.

Using AI Chatbots to Freeze ‘Summer Melt’ in Higher Ed

Georgia State University partnered with AdmitHub, a Boston-based ed tech startup, to test out text-based intervention to help reduce "summer melt," or the dropout of students who accept admission but do not show up for fall enrollment. GSU launched "Pounce,” the first virtual assistant in the United States to use the company’s conversational AI technology.



Colorado State U and McGraw-Hill Education Launch Learning Analytics Research Project

A new research initiative from McGraw-Hill Education and Colorado State University is exploring the use of learning analytics to boost retention.

Report: Courseware, Learning Analytics See Most Acquisitions in Ed Tech Market

Consulting and research firm Adventures released its 2017 Higher Education Technology Landscape Report, which provides ongoing analysis of the technology market to support higher education decision-makers tasked with choosing products from hundreds of vendors.

Learning Experience System Integrates With Canvas

eXplorance, a company that assists organizations in developing a culture of improvement, has formed an alliance partnership with Canvas from Instructure to integrate two learning experience management (LEM) solutions into the latter’s LMS.

Mid-Tier Colleges Do Better Job of Upward Mobility

An organization using data to understand how to improve the economic opportunities for low-income people has developed a set of "mobility report cards" to rank universities and colleges by how well their students "climb the income ladder."

George Mason U to Boost Online Graduate Programs Through Wiley Partnership

In an effort to expand the scope of its online graduate programs and offer "transformative educational opportunities for working adults and non-traditional students," George Mason University has signed a 10-year agreement with knowledge and learning services provider John Wiley and Sons.

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