“Standing on the shoulders of giants” is a phrase we often use to demonstrate our respect for those whose research in a field has been foundational. While Starfish Retention Solutions is an innovator in student success, you will see that our products are well grounded in the research of this field. We work closely with clients to integrate disparate institutional data into the Starfish platform and provide information that is actionable and meaningful. This white paper explains our approach and the research that informs our decision-making.
Starfish Analytics is a cohesive suite of tools and services designed to transform campus-wide student success using data, analytics and intervention management.
Use our Starfish Student Success Plan Template to help build out your initiatives on campus.
Ramapo’s use of Starfish has evolved from a student success office initiative and tool to an institution-wide student success strategy.
Typically first-generation students who pursue college degrees undergo enormous transformations as they negotiate the difficult transition into the culture of academia. In addition to confronting the anxieties, dislocations and difficulties that most college students face, their experiences often involve cultural, social and academic transitions.
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.
“Big Ten” research institution, University of Nebraska-Lincoln knew its current advising system and culture needed an overhaul to improve the student experience and increase both graduation and retention rates. Through the implementation of Starfish, UNL identified an institutional priority of increasing its six-year graduation rate to 70% by the year 2017. Want to see how they’re on track to do so?
This article examines the peer-reviewed literature on academic probation interventions with college and university students in the United States.
This report empirically explores student- and institutional-level factors that influence the likelihood of upward transfer for students who enroll in community college directly after high school. It also offers strategies for high school educators, college faculty and staff, and state and federal policymakers to consider in order to increase upward transfer rates.
Campus CIOs are forecasting that a personalized, integrated and coherent student experience will become a key differentiator for higher education institutions.
Institutions invest a lot of time and effort reviewing applications and making admissions decisions. Yet the process is often frustrating for students and intense for admissions and IT staff who manage the systems and workflow. Learn why you should build a purposeful digital ecosystem for a best-in-class applications review and decision process.
Are you considering offering dual credit opportunities to enhance college and career readiness in your district? Learn how dual credit programs are being deployed at high schools across the country and how school district leadership perceive their value.