Liaison International Acquisition of Othot Raises the Bar for Data-Driven Strategic Enrollment Management and Retention
Liaison International has acquired Othot, an advanced analytics platform for predictive modeling and prescriptive actions for colleges and universities. This acquisition confirms Liaison’s intent to support the full student lifecycle.
“By leveraging modern technology (AI and machine learning), Othot stands apart from the historical approach to modeling financial aid and retention. […] Othot gives institutions complete transparency, control and dynamic updates in real-time, based on what is happening in-market now, versus acting on what happened in prior years,” says Craig Stanford, Chief Strategy Officer at Liaison.
Customer Relationship Management – Community and Technical College Systems
Community and Technical College Systems Combat Pandemic-fueled Enrollment and Retention Declines with TargetX CRM
Community Colleges are surprisingly seeing a steep decline in enrollment, particularly among underserved populations, even though historically, enrollment tends to surge in times of economic recession.
To combat this, Raritan Valley Community College, Mid Michigan College, and the Technical College System of Georgia have turned to TargetX’s Community College Suite, a comprehensive CRM, to improve their recruitment, admissions, and student success operations.
“The Technical College System of Georgia is obsessed with student success: Our programs utilize the best available technology to complete our workforce development mission by delivering lifelong education and training to all Georgians and industry partners. […]” said Steven Ferguson, Chief Information Officer of the Technical College System of Georgia. “Because of their extensive experience with systems like ours, TargetX was an easy choice as we work to re-imagine and digitize the full student journey.”
Source: TargetX Press Release
Online Program Management – Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College
Bisk Announces Partnership with Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College
Bisk announced a new partnership with Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (KBOCC) to deliver professional development courses for faculty.
These courses will provide best practices for effective online instruction: foundations of online teaching and learning, principles for designing and facilitating dynamic online discussions, understanding adult learners, and best practices for synchronous remote learning.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the importance of providing distance learning opportunities,” said Lori Ann Sherman, President of KBOCC. “We chose Bisk as our strategic partner because of its depth of experience in online program management and their flexibility to create a service model that offers the support services we need the most. Bisk’s expertise will be invaluable as we continue to bring high-quality education to the students we serve.”
Source: EIN Presswire
Textbooks – Vanderbilt University
Follett Higher Education to Assume University Bookstore Operations June 1
Following a yearlong strategic planning process, Vanderbilt University has entered into an agreement with Follett Higher Education to assume operation of the university’s bookstore. Follett was selected for its affordable textbook solutions, its technology integrations to support academics, as well as its forward-thinking retail experience.
“With a convenient storefront situated at the front door of Vanderbilt’s new residential colleges, an updated selection of Commodore fan gear and a refreshed in-store customer experience, the new Vanderbilt University Bookstore will bring a fresh look to the campus store—and provide a welcoming experience for all guests,” said David ter Kuile, executive director for Business Services.
Source: myVU News