Partnership with Hobsons’ ‘Starfish’ Enterprise Success Platform to connect University students with on-campus resources
MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is partnering with education technology company Hobsons to implement Hobsons’ Starfish Enterprise Success Platform in order to increase retention by providing students and faculty with easy-to-use and robust resources.
Launching Aug. 7, Starfish is Murray State’s new holistic student success platform that supports student engagement and success through academic support, student self-service capabilities, increased communication and stronger connections between faculty, students, advisors and support services.
The platform allows students to view their schedules and grades, ask for help and connect with their success teams. Faculty members can use early alerts, kudos, and progress reports to make sure students stay focused in classes while advisors, student support staff, and administrators can support students and their journey towards educational success.
“Our ultimate goal is to allow each student to achieve their own version of success,” said Peggy Whaley, director of student engagement and success at Murray State. “We chose Starfish to help us reach that goal because it offers our students and staff easy-to-use tools and resources. We are excited to embark on this journey with Starfish, and feel that the solution will help us to transform our university culture to provide holistic student support across all departments.”
“Starfish is dedicated to helping higher education institutions propel their students towards their educational and career goals,” said Howard Bell, senior vice president and general manager of Starfish. “We are excited to work with Murray State University as they use the Starfish case management and analytics tools to increase retention, while ultimately establishing a culture of holistic support across their campus.”
The Starfish Enterprise Success Platform helps nearly 500 colleges and universities — more than all other organizations in the industry — scale their student success efforts so more students can achieve their academic and life goals. By helping higher education institutions leverage reliable data to pinpoint areas of concern and opportunity within courses and student populations, as well as institutional programs and services, Starfish connects these findings to action by identifying at-risk students, connecting students with valuable resources, and building career and academic plans to achieve student goals with the least momentum lost.