Simpson Associates demonstrate Jenzabar Student Relationship Management System at UCISA CISG15

Simpson Associates demonstrate Jenzabar Student Relationship Management System at UCISA CISG15

In November our Higher Education team attended UCISA CISG15 and demonstrated a Student Relationship Management System which combines data, student engagement and predicted outcomes, allowing tutors and support staff to communicate with each other, to agree on appropriate student interventions and then to monitor implementation and results.

With the event occurring soon after the release of a Government HE green paper: ‘Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice’ earlier in the month, the topic of student engagement was a recurring theme throughout the event.

A increasing number of Universities are telling us that they capture an abundance of information about their students but when this information is made available for analysis it is often limited to recorded facts about performance and excludes observations from the tutors. Our HE clients are telling us that they want a solution that allows their tutors and support staff to communicate with each other, to agree on appropriate student interventions and then to monitor implementation and results.

Therefore, recording this information is not enough as all Universities must have the resources and time available to meet the needs of their whole student community making it essential that they have the ability to get early warning of those “at risk” students who need assistance whilst there is still time to turn them around. Grades tend to be the highest predictors of past performance, standardised tests add some help, but adding predictive modelling techniques gives even more information to complete the picture for every individual.

“Simpsons experiences working in the Higher Education sector, have been focused on improving the capture and provision of performance management and planning data. Our new partnership with retention specialist Jenzabar enables the provision of a much more rounded view of the information used to satisfy decisions relating to student satisfaction, success and retention”

Samantha Boulton, Higher Education, Business Development Manager

Would you like to find out more about our Student Engagement tools? You can find out more about Jenzabar here, or alternately contact one of our team members at info@simpson-associates.co.uk

P.S. Well done to Gill Fraser at The University of Glasgow who won 2 Litres of Aultmore Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky at our Jenza ‘bar’ stand (see what we did there).

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