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Expectations vs. Reality: Redesigning Student Success Pathways

Hear from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and Northcentral Technical College (NTC) about how they have effectively re-designed processes to support their changing student pathways by following a Guided Pathways model for student success.

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Holistic Degree Planning & Advising for Student Retention and Completion

Starfish by Hobsons is the proud winner of CCA’s 2018 Seal of Approval, Technology Trailblazer awards in Choice and Time. Starfish by Hobsons received Technology Trailblazer awards in the CCA categories of Choice and Time for assisting students in making informed choices and decreasing the time it takes to graduate.

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Analytics for Student Success Practitioners

OnDemand Webinar: Data analytics is emerging as a critical tool to support student success professionals.

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Using Data and Analytics to Identify High Impact Programs

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a historically black university located in eastern North Carolina. To support the university's goal of increasing student success on campus, specifically with first-year students and student-athletes, FSU implemented Starfish Solutions in 2015.

Reflections on ACE

“So, what makes Starfish different?” Maybe I need to rehearse my elevator pitch a bit more, but this was the question that I, the person responsible for Starfish product direction, should be most equipped to answer.

Three Important Lessons I Learned at ATD DREAM 2019

Last week, Starfish by Hobsons had the pleasure of attending Achieving the Dream’s 15th annual DREAM conference in beautiful Long Beach, California. As I reflect on my time at DREAM, there are three big themes that continue to come up.

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Lamar Institute of Technology: Creating a Culture of Shared Responsibility

Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) is a two-year career and technical education institution within the Texas State University System, serving over 7,300 students, around 52% of which are part-time and 52.3% who identify as a minority. LIT is dedicated to providing career and technical skills training that help transform lives and drive economic vitality in the surrounding communities.

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How Penn State Used Starfish to Up Their Student Success Game

With 24 campuses, 100,000 students, and 17,000 faculty and staff , the sheer scale of PSU is striking. 275 baccalaureate degree programs are offered to some 80,000 undergraduate students. As a core principle, Penn State allows and encourages student movement, both from campus to campus and from major to major.

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Northwest Arkansas Community College: Increasing Attendance and Retention with Starfish

Faced with a declining enrollment and many at-risk students, including 50% of all freshmen students needing remedial coursework in math, NWACC needed a way to closely track students in an eff ort to increase retention and student success. Since implementation in 2011, Starfish has been a key element in NWACC’s student retention efforts.

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Review of Student Interventions Targeting Low Ongoing GPA

This article examines the peer-reviewed literature on academic probation interventions with college and university students in the United States.

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A Look at Five Key Outcomes in Early Adulthood for Associate Degree Earners

This research brief is the fourth in a series of four exploring early outcomes for recent high school graduates who enroll in community colleges. In this study, the relationships between attaining an associate degree and five outcomes in early adulthood are explored.

[Template] Starfish Student Success Plan

Use our Starfish Student Success Plan Template to help build out your initiatives on campus.

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Starfish by Hobsons to Present at the 99th AACC Annual Convention

ARLINGTON, Va. - April 10, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, announced today that Starfish will host a client panel at AACC’s 99th Annual Convention hosted by the American Association of Community Colleges at 4:00 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, April 13.

Blackhawk Technical College Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, Va. - April 9, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that Blackhawk Technical College has chosen to partner with Hobson’s Starfish Enterprise Success Platform in order to provide flexible learning and impactful advising for all students.

California Community Colleges Expands Starfish Usage to All Institutions

ARLINGTON, VA - March 12, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, announced today that Starfish has reached an agreement with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to offer Starfish solutions to all CCC institutions. Currently, 43 institutions within the CCC system utilize Starfish solutions.

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Data Analytics and Student Advising: Creating a Culture Shift on Campus

Campus Technology asks Kalpana (Kal) Srinivas, the university's director for retention, in Academic Affairs, how Syracuse streamlined the process of advising across all schools and colleges, and why understanding campus culture was central to her team's change management strategy.

Vaughn College Faculty and Staff Enthusiastically Adopt Starfish

After one semester of integration of the Starfish retention module at Vaughn College, faculty and staff have expressed an appreciation for the tool in great numbers. The integrated technology platform helps students to succeed by facilitating engagement with an informed, connected campus community.

Thrive Global Feature: 5 Leadership Lessons with Kate Cassino

Hobsons' CEO Kate Cassino recently shared her 5 Leadership Lessons with Thrive Global. See how Kate's leadership expertise has further positioned Hobsons as the leading education technology company.

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Hobsons: We Are Student Champions

Hobsons help students througout every step in their education journey - from K-12 to higher education and beyond. Discover how each Hobsons product - Naivance, Intersect and Stafish - fit into the student journey.

MSD Wayne: The 2018 Education Advances Award Winner

The Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township was recognized by Hobsons as the 2018 Education Advances Award Winner in the K-12 College and Career Readiness category. Learn how MSD Wayne utilizes Naviance by Hobsons to prepare their students to achieve one of the three E’s: Enroll, Enlist, or Employ.

Bard College: The 2018 Education Advances Award Winner

Bard College was recognized by Hobsons as the 2018 Education Advances Award Winner in the Match & Fit / Admissions category. Learn how Bard College utilizes Intersect by Hobsons to increase institutional awareness and connect with best-fit students.