Recruitment & Retention


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.

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.

Career-Minded, Pragmatic Gen Zs Heading to College

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

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.   



Inspiring Innovation in Competency-Based Education

The application of competency-based education in U.S. higher education is uneven: Some programs are just starting up; others are firmly rooted and flourishing as they serve today's non-traditional students. Will we soon see the kind of innovation in CBE that will ultimately contribute to widespread, mainstream implementations?

Study Reveals Different Approaches to CRM Implementation

An analysis by Campus Management notes CRM implementation can take either a domain-based approach or a lifecycle-based approach.

4 Trends That Will Recharge Higher Ed IT in 2016

These ideas and technologies are jolting the education segment from the outside in.

2016 Predictions: More Outside Management of Online Degrees, CRM Buying and Competition for Traditional Colleges

The number of public-private partnerships between institutions of higher education and service providers that manage online degree programs and pathways for international students will increase by double digits in 2016, according to new predictions from advisory firm Eduventures. Likewise, the company is forecasting that online proctoring will go mainstream in the new year. And as many as one in 10 colleges will be acquiring a new constituent relationship management (CRM) system over the next 12 months.

Penn State Adopts New Student Advising Technology

Pennsylvania State University will start using Starfish by Hobsons enterprise software to identify and assist at-risk students in real time.

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