Bringing Student Success Together at Hobsons HQ

Recently, more than 55 student success professionals and Starfish partners gathered together at the Hobsons offices in Cincinnati, OH for a Student Success Summit. There were so many important takeaways from the event, but several key themes emerged that are helping us here at Starfish think about how we approach our work.

Education Advances Awards – What Intersect Customers Need to Know

This is the first year Education Advances Awards have been available to Intersect users. You may be wondering what these awards are about, and how you can submit an application for your institution.

Five Ways to Promote Faculty Adoption of Student Success Technologies

Involving faculty is key to implementing student success technology. Here are five ways to increase faculty engagement in your student success initiatives.

Six Strategies to Encourage Faculty to Use a Student Success Technology

Six strategies that can encourage faculty to use student success technology.

Introducing Hobsons Summer Institute 2018!

Wes Moore, Sara Goldrick-Rab to Keynote Blended K-12, Higher Education Conference

Find the Key to Improving Student Success at EDUCAUSE 2017

The Hobsons team is heading to Philadelphia to participate in EDUCAUSE 2017. Here's a look at what we'll be up to.

Best Practice Ideas to Make the Most of Your ActiveMatch Connections

We’ve talked to a number of Naviance ActiveMatch customers who said they weren’t doing anything special with the students who opt-in to connecting with their institutions. In some cases, they don’t even import the names of students who have connected with them via ActiveMatch, because “the student is already in our inquiry database.”

Transforming Student Success with Achieving the Dream

Howard Bell, Senior Vice President and Starfish General Manager, shares his experience at the recent Achieving the Dream Integrated Advising & Support Institute.

Connecting the Dots

As almost everyone involved in the college application process knows, a CEEB code (short for College Entrance Examination Board) is a unique code assigned to high schools and colleges to ensure that test scores, transcripts and other application documents are submitted to the right institutions. A CEEB code identifies the institution the student comes from as well as where they are going.

Anxiety for Admissions Leaders – and Some Light at the End of the Tunnel

College admissions may be a cyclical profession, but it’s never a boring one. There is a certain comfort in the progression of the recruitment cycle – fall’s campus events and college fairs, winter’s focus on and admission decisions, and the weeks of individual outreach and campus events each spring to obtain the best yield and meet enrollment goals.

To Withdraw or Not to Withdraw?

A look at the varying effects of course withdrawals for first-year students.

Results from the 2016 Admissions “Road Warriors” Survey

The unsung heroes of the fall have to be the admissions staff members who are up before dawn to drive to their first high school of the day, and who then proceed to visit three or four more high schools before heading to an evening college fair…five days a week. If that sounds like you, you’ll want to read our report – To Lunch or Not to Lunch – based on Hobsons’ 2016 Road Warriors Survey.

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