Education Webinars

Student Success: An Admissions and Enrollment Officer’s Secret Weapon

This session will focus on how your institution’s creative and rigorous student support network can be a valuable asset.

Improving Degree Attainment Rates Among Community College Transfer Students

In this webinar, Dr. Jonathan Turk, Senior Policy Research Analyst at The American Council on Education’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS), will discuss findings from a recent study that examines the impact of earning an associate degree prior to transfer on the probability of completing a bachelor’s degree.

Starfish by Hobsons: CCA Seal of Approval Winner

Starfish is a proud recipient of Complete College America's 2017 Technology Seal of Approval. Join our team for a webinar to see how the Starfish platform supports Guided Pathways and keeps students on track to complete their goals.

A Holistic Framework for Guided Pathways Implementation

Download this webinar to hear about Reedley College's framework for implementing student success technologies in order to align with Guided Pathways.

Top Strategies for Building an Intervention Inventory

Learn about the value of documenting, measuring, and sharing your campus’ student success interventions

Make your travel matter: optimize in-person student connections with RepVisits

Whether you dread recruitment travel or love it, you need to make the most of the time you spend outside your office. Creating more opportunities to meet with students and introduce them to your institution will help make your travel more rewarding and productive.

Starting Early: Working with Underserved Middle School Students

Learn how schools and districts are starting early to prepare underserved students for a future built around their strengths and interests.

Student Success Spotlight: Guttman Community College

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College has achieved considerable success to date in terms of graduation and transfer rates. Join us for an engaging conversation around how Guttman has increased faculty, staff, and advisors’ ability to communicate with students and colleagues to help students “connect to success.”

Superintendents’ Perspectives on College and Career Readiness: Results of a Nationwide Study

What do superintendents believe are the largest roadblock students encounter in applying to college? What challenges do students encounter when trying to find a meaningful career? Superintendents share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities related to preparing students for life after high school.

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A Vision for Guided Pathways with Starfish by Hobsons

Join Starfish experts who will take you step-by-step through one student’s journey at a community college, with all the opportunities and challenges that may entail.

What is the SSMX?

Learn about the value of documenting, measuring, and sharing your campus’ student success interventions.

Student Success Spotlight: Morgan State University and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Morgan State University and NWTC share ways to improve student outcomes, including engaging faculty with student success.

Admissions Counselors of the Future – What You Need to Know

Whether you’re a newcomer to college admissions or someone who has been leading admissions operations for decades, you’ve probably thought about what admissions – and successful admissions professionals – will look like in the future. We’ve been thinking about it, too!

Analytics Overview, Part 4: AHA! Real-Life Examples of Analytics in Action

Predictive models can seem very abstract, but insights gleaned from data can be very concrete and actionable. The final session in our four-part Analytics webinar series that shows our favorite moments from actual client "data reveals."

To Lunch or Not to Lunch - Perspectives on College Admission Travel

Ever wondered about the legions of college admissions counselors who visit your high school every year? What is life like on the road? How many schools are they visiting? And what makes for a ‘good’ visit to your school?

To Lunch or Not to Lunch - Perspectives on College Admission Travel

Whether you travel two weeks or 14 to represent your institution, you are a Road Warrior! Check out this fun and informative webinar, where we’ll discuss the results of our 2016 Road Warrior survey report: To Lunch or Not to Lunch.

Analytics Overview, Part 3: Investigating Ethical Issues with Data

Although everyone understands that student data should be treated with care, developing and implementing an ethical approach to data use requires more than just good intentions. Part 3 in our four-part Analytics webinar series explores some common concerns with managing data on campus.

Analytics Overview, Part 2: What is Predictive Analytics?

Part 2 of our four-part Analytics webinar series provides a candid look at the opportunities and challenges involved in using your institution’s historic data to predict student risk.

Getting to the Finish Line: Predictors of Postsecondary Credential Attainment

The American Council on Education’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS), in partnership with Hobsons, recently released the second study in its series exploring the outcomes of community college students. This webinar shares key findings and implications for practice.

Analytics Overview, Part 1: Desperate Measures

Why do we even need to measure our student success work? What is involved in embarking on a data-gathering project? This is Part 1 in our four-part Analytics webinar series to review some of the principals of experimental design and explore structural elements to put in place to effectively measure your interventions.

Insights from the Naviance Class of 2017

1.3 million students in the Class of 2017 planned their futures in Naviance. Join us to gain valuable insights into the college and career planning trends – including college application behavior – for this student cohort.

The Predictive Power of Course Withdrawals: Recent Research

Course withdrawals are an influential variable in student retention and success. This Webinar presents research from a dataset that encompasses nine universities.

Data Dating – See where your incoming class and the Naviance Network ‘Swiped Right’

Listen to Jay Bookout and Su Hallenbeck from Hobsons as they discuss the CEEB code analysis that is currently being provided for Intersect clients and non-clients alike.

Preparing for Pathways: Systems and Processes to Support Student Success

Hobsons student success leaders and Guided Pathways experts host a conversation about how Starfish can help your institution implement Guided Pathways on your campus.

Introducing Starfish 7 (August 17)

We've launched Starfish 7, the latest release of the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform. This webinar features highlights on the new capabilities introduced this past year and a preview of things to come.

Introducing Starfish 7 (August 10)

We've launched Starfish 7, the latest release of the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform. This webinar features highlights on the new capabilities introduced this past year and a preview of things to come.

Examining Your Student Support Interventions: Making Smart Decisions with Limited Resources

This webinar features a discussion of how to take a 360-degree approach to examine campus success efforts and provide insights into what’s working so that you can build a culture of student success.

Improving the Odds of Successful Upward Transfer

The American Council on Education (ACE) and Hobsons recently completed the first of three studies to predict how, when, and why community college students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. In this webinar, researchers from ACE's Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS) will discuss the report findings and key predictors of upward transfer for students who enroll in community college directly after high school.

RepVisits – Taking the Pain Out of Visit Scheduling (May 18)

Scheduling visits to high schools can be a time-consuming process for both school counselors and admission counselors. That’s why Erica White, former school counselor and now a Product Manager at Hobsons, created RepVisits in 2015. RepVisits brings high schools and college admission counselors together on one website to schedule appointments and organize college fairs.

RepVisits – Taking the Pain Out of Visit Scheduling

Scheduling visits to high schools can be a time-consuming process for both school counselors and admission counselors. That’s why Erica White, former school counselor and now a Product Manager at Hobsons, created RepVisits in 2015. RepVisits brings high schools and college admission counselors together on one website to schedule appointments and organize college fairs.

The Art of Texting Students

We’ve all heard that today’s students prefer text messages to just about any other communication medium. But how do you use text messaging effectively? When should you text? Which topics are ‘text-worthy’? What kind of tone should texts have? And how do you incorporate text messaging into your communication strategy – and, more importantly, into your overall enrollment plan? Learn the answers to these and many other burning questions so you can decide whether text messaging is something you should pursue and how to do it successfully.

Getting Serious about Student Retention at SUNY Broome

This webinar focuses on advice and “lessons learned” in the early stages of implementing the Starfish platform at a community college. As Heather Darrow said, “In the beginning it seemed very abstract – I know it can be hard to conceptualize how Starfish will work. But I figured it out, and others can too. I look forward to helping other schools!”

“It Takes a Village” - Building Relationships to Ensure Student Success in Admissions

Hobsons is introducing a new community to help school counselors and college admissions officers network more effectively. We believe that creating close working relationships and simplifying connections between professionals "on both sides of the desk" can be a huge benefit to students. Join us for this webinar to learn more about the Hobsons Counselor Community - what it is, what it means for you and your students, and how you can participate.

Opportunities to Engage First Year Students at Community Colleges

As part of the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) led by the Chancellor’s Office, Los Medanos College began implementing tools from the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform – specifically, early alert and degree planning – in 2015. In this Webinar, you’ll learn about their recipe for implementing student success technologies within a statewide initiative.

Naviance: What’s New and Notable for 2016-17

In this webinar, you’ll learn what’s new in Naviance for the 2016-17 school year. You’ll also receive a preview of what’s on the horizon.

Increasing Retention Through an Integrated Student Experience Approach

This webinar will focus on effective implementation strategies, student success and retention outcomes, lessons learned and NECC’s plans for an integrated student experience using Starfish to increase student retention and success.

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