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Using Starfish to Support Student Success in Online Learning

In a recent webinar, QCC shared its need for a more efficient service to help faculty support their students. Amy Beaudry, Professor of English and Academic Technology Facilitator, Pat Schmohl, Dean of Distance Learning, and Lyssa Walls, Biology Instructor and Online Liaison, discussed the evolution of online communication processes using the Starfish by Hobsons platform. QCC has improved their processes by integrating Starfish into its communication model.

Setting First-Year, First-Generation College Students on the Bridge to Success

This fall, students all over the country are beginning their higher education journey. Some may be familiar with the college environment—thanks to their siblings, or stories from their parents—but for others, this is a brand new world.

College or Resort?

College recruitment is a competitive business. In addition to enticing students to enroll in universities by boasting quality courses and tradition, institutions are showcasing their state-of-the-art amenities. To attract and retain best-fit students, some universities are even investing in hospitality services.

2016 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admissions Directors

Higher education institutions in the United States are reexamining their admissions and recruitment processes to attract and retain best-fit students. Hobsons sponsored the 2016 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College & University Admissions Directors, a comprehensive survey conducted by Inside Higher Ed and Galllup, a longtime Hobsons partner, to learn what admissions directors think of trending topics in the higher education field.

Dual Credit Courses Provide Students with Career Skills to Succeed

For several years, The School Superintendents Association (AASA) and American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) have facilitated dialogue between school superintendents and community college presidents to identify ways to foster student success. By bridging the gap that currently exists between K-12 and higher education institutions, the organizations are collaborating to prepare students to be college- and career-ready.

Mentors Matter: Arel Moodie Tells How One Person Can Change a Life

Teetering on the edge of his apartment roof, high above the projects of Brooklyn, New York, Arel Moodie had a choice to make. And as he reflected on it later, he was convinced he’d made the wrong one: He had decided to live.

Individual Learning Plans Help Students Prepare for College and Careers

ILPs, personalized plans developed collaboratively by students and school personnel, set goals that help students focus on their academic and career futures and keep them on track.

California College Readiness Block Grants

California will increase the focus on college and career readiness at select high schools this fall. Beginning in October, the state’s Department of Education will release $200 million through its K–12 College Readiness Block Grant to prepare California disadvantaged high school students to meet admission requirements for California public universities. These grants aim to increase college attendance of underserved California high school students while providing administrators, counselors, and teachers with strategies for improving course completion rates, college readiness, and college-going rates.

What’s Happening at NACAC 2016

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) annual conference this year in Columbus, Ohio. Product experts and account managers will be on hand to answer your questions in the exhibit hall. We hope you will join us for breakout sessions throughout the week.

Hear the Hobsons Panel Speak at NCAN 2016

First-generation students comprise over one-third of the incoming freshman class at colleges nationwide. But what are we doing to help them succeed? Hobsons’ President of Advising and Admissions, Stephen Smith, will be discussing this topic at the upcoming National College Access Network (NCAN) Conference in Detroit, Michigan. Our panel will feature leaders from College Possible, The College Board, Jack Cooke Kent Foundation, and Bottom Line. Participants will explore tried-and-true examples of how organizations throughout the country are assisting students with college exploration, college applications, and college choice along with succeeding in college once they enroll.

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