Lasell College Selects Starfish By Hobsons as Student Success Platform

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Lasell College Chooses Starfish to Increase Persistence and Retention

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“We look forward to working with Lasell not only to help more students find the resources available to support their academic journey, but also to help them attain their goals,” said Howard Bell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Starfish.

Hobsons, the education technology leader, today announced that Lasell College has selected the S tarfish Enterprise Success Platform to increase communication and connection between students and faculty across campus.

Lasell College, a private, coeducational college located outside of Boston, Mass. serves about 2,000 undergraduate students annually. To assist the college in its mission to provide connected learning through classroom education, internships, practicum and meaningful projects, the college has chosen to implement the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform across campus.

“Providing prompt and frequent feedback is an important teaching and learning best practice, and we’ve had a lot of interest on campus from faculty and staff regarding ways in which we can better communicate and connect with each other and our students,” said Helena Santos, Dean of Academic Success at Lasell College. “We wanted a system that would provide a proactive way to connect with students in order to provide holistic support.”

“The goal is to facilitate and enhance our proactive and strength-based approaches to working with and engaging our students,” said Dolores Radlo, Director of the Academic Achievement Center and Learning Disabilities Services at Lasell College. “Starfish offers multiple ways of doing just that through case management and analytics to help us do an even better job at providing support to all students.”

Lasell College joins a community of over 450 higher education institutions currently using the Starfish platform.

“At Hobsons, our mission is to help students obtain their educational and career goals,” said Howard Bell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Starfish. “We look forward to working with Lasell not only to help more students find the resources available to support their academic journey, but also to help them attain their goals.”

The Starfish Enterprise Success Platform helps hundreds of colleges and universities efficiently scale their student success programs so that more students can achieve their academic and life goals. Hobsons’ Starfish analytics solution helps higher education institutions to identify at-risk students, pinpoint areas of concern, and connect students with valuable services. With Starfish, institutions can leverage reliable, actionable data to assess which services and interventions are working to keep students on track.

About Lasell College
Lasell College is an independent coeducational college that emphasizes the integration of professional and liberal arts programs leading to bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Established in 1851, the innovative institution is located on a 53-acre campus eight miles from downtown Boston. Adjacent to the college is Lasell Village, the first-of-its-kind, college-sponsored continuing care retirement community with a learning mandate that has drawn international attention.

About Hobsons
A global leader in education technology, Hobsons helps more than 15 million students to identify their strengths, explore careers, match to best-fit educational opportunities, create academic plans, and reach their education and life goals. More than 13,000 K-12 and higher education institutions partner with Hobsons and leverage our expertise and our solutions -- Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish -- to improve college and career readiness, college recruiting and admissions, and higher education student success to support millions of students around the world.

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