167 Webinars & 55 Events View all »

Identifying Students At Risk of Food or Housing Insecurity: Insights from FACU and MCCC

Check out our webinar recording discussion learn about #StarfishProjectHope and how you can help support students with food or housing insecurity.

Webinar: Higher Ed Change Management During COVID-19

Check out our webinar recording to learn from Starfish Strategic Consulting Practice team as they share simple change management and planning tools to help anyone charged with implementing a new initiative, policy, or strategy adapt to the new challenges.

Student Support in the Era of Social Distancing Webinar

Check our webinar recording to learn more about how Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) has managed to maintain uninterrupted service and supportive communication for their students in this time of unprecedented challenge.

544 Blog Articles View all »

Starfish: Coronavirus Update

We at Starfish by Hobsons are continuing to monitor the latest information regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As you are aware, the situation continues to evolve, and many educational institutions have taken pragmatic measures to protect their students, faculty, administrators, and staff.

How Starfish Can Help With Emergency Response and Remote Learning

Learn how institutions are incorporating Starfish into their emergency preparations and shifts to remote learning environments.

Students Using Social Skills to Work in a Group

Being A #RealCollege Student Is Harder

The topics and sessions at the conference became immediately personal and related to Starfish as we discussed students’ need for the sense of belonging, the need for faculty engagement and research on student challenges, and the need to identify and address root causes of performance/outcomes. These are topics that the Strategic Consultants address on the campuses with whom we work.

84 Case Studies View all »

New York University: Using Starfish to Strategically Increase Student Success Metrics

In September 2017, NYU recognized its need to enhance the student experience and improve its already strong retention and graduation rates.

Reedley College: Streamlining Counseling with Degree Planning

Reedley College is a leader among community colleges, and has dealt with increasing state mandates by volunteering for pilot projects to develop strategies, tools, and processes to meet the new requirements.

Determining the Effectiveness of Early Intervention Efforts on First-Time Freshmen

The first year of college has emerged as a critical barrier to college retention. In fact, nearly one in eight students who start college in any fall term transfer to a different institution by the following fall.

100 White Papers View all »

Success in Uncertain Times: Holistic Interventions for Incoming Freshmen

Download our research brief to learn more about how to identify and implement effective proactive intervention programs and strategies for first-time freshmen.

Students Using Social Skills to Work in a Group

The Right Tools to Support Holistic Student Success

As institutions invest in the success of their students, it’s no wonder there is increasing focus on approaching the issue holistically. The Starfish Enterprise Success Platform can help institutions scale their ability to support every student’s academic journey.

222 Press ReleasesView all »

Texas Tech University expands student success initiatives with the Starfish Solution

Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, announced today that Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, Texas, has chosen to partner with Starfish as its exclusive student success platform for its more than 38,000 students.

Hobsons Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Arlington, VA – March 2, 2020 – Hobsons, the leader in education technology, announced today the addition of Thomas Laurin to the senior leadership team as Chief Financial Officer.

Big Bend Community College Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Exclusive Student Success Platform

Big Bend Community College (BBCC) has chosen to collaborate with Hobson’s Starfish Enterprise Success Platform in order to increase retention and graduation rates on their campus.

245 Media Coverages View all »

Coronavirus Champions: A Running List of Brands Getting It Right

Forbes highlights Naviance by Hobsons as a company emerging as a leader during the chaotic period resulting from coronavirus. To support schools and districts through this period, Naviance offered curriculum (over 100+ online, self-paced lessons) for free to all clients, enabling nearly 2 million students to prepare for college, career, and life.

A New Partnership Tackles College Students’ Housing And Food Insecurities

Hobsons is teaming up with Temple University’s Hope Center for College, Community and Justice to study and battle the growing problems of food and housing insecurity among college students. The partnership was announced July 30, 2019 under the banner Starfish Project Hope, reflecting the combination of Hobsons’ Starfish Enterprise Success module with the research and action agenda of the Hope Center.

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.

25 Videos View all »

Client Success Story: Western Connecticut State University

Learn how Western Connecticut State University is using Intersect to attract best-fit students, improve students retention, and match with the right students to create a comfortable environment and elevate the learning and teaching experience for students and staff.

Client Success Story: West Virginia University

Learn how West Virginia University is using Intersect to reach their best-fit students across the nation, promote scholarships to close the gaps between instate and outstate tuition, and advertise virtual and on-campus events to increase awareness with future students.

Client Success Story: SUNY Cortland

Learn how Intersect is helping SUNY Cortland increase their college brand awareness, enhance their relationship with new schools and counselors, and reach more diverse and multicultural student base.