Predictive analytics has become increasingly popular in the higher education community, as leadership seeks to determine students’ likelihood to enroll or withdraw from a given institution. Western Governors University (WGU), a private, nonprofit, online institution, has a dedicated research team at the forefront of the predictive analytics push.
The upcoming release of Schools App introduces exciting new features for students and staff, including real-time private messaging. We continue to give students more opportunities to build connections with their peers and school. Now with the latest improvements, we are facilitating a deeper, more personal experience for them.
Uversity is excited to announce a new partnership with Dev Bootcamp. Dev Bootcamp (DBC) is an immersive 9-week computer programming course founded by Shereef Bishay, Jesse Farmer, and Dave Hoover. They are the pioneers of the immersive “bootcamp” model which educates novices and transforms them into web developers.
Through Schools App, we’re helping connect nearly five million students to their classmates. Students can share personal experiences by posting photos about exciting milestones, make their first connections through Roommate Finder and ask important questions to staff members within the school feed.
Occasionally, I will share three somewhat random articles that caught my attention that I think might spur some conversation (or at least make you ponder the ideas). I welcome your comments here — as well as articles you feel we should all be reading.
You’ll hear me talk (and rant) about customer service and how I believe it’s the silver bullet to many institution’s issues building and maintaining a prosperous enrollment-to-endowment effort. And frankly, it hasn’t been one of higher education’s strong suits. But perhaps for some struggling to meet that first year enrollment this summer, keeping those you enroll or hitting that fund raising goal, some simple, yet powerful tips are in order.
“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.” — Joyce Carol Oates
Part three of our Enrollment Intelligence series features Andrew Borst, Director of Admissions at Western Illinois University, discussing how he incorporates students’ social behavioral data into his existing predictive model.
Having never worked in admissions, Andrew Borst stepped into the Director of Admissions role at Western Illinois University after being recommended by an enrollment management consulting firm.
Douglas College is known for delivering one of the most comprehensive and diverse orientation campaigns in the province of British Columbia, serving a wide variety of students, parents and partners. However, a significant percentage of students were still missing out on this vital transition experience.
We are excited to announce that Scott Lomas has joined the Uversity team as the company’s new Vice President of Enrollment Services. With extensive experience in higher education, Scott will oversee Uversity’s new strategic initiative to help higher education institutions achieve the class that they want by providing predictive enrollment analytics that are based on real-time student behavior.