Last week I was fortunate enough to participate in a discussion about student migration with several educators in Puerto Rico. One of the major concerns in higher education on small islands, small countries and smaller states in the US is the recruitment and retention of students. This is especially true in the Caribbean now following the devastation that occurred to many schools during the 2017 hurricane season.
“Student lifecycle management includes attracting students, relationship management, predictive analytics to improve learning outcomes and management of marketing and institutional performance.” –Microsoft
I was able to introduce the group and educators to the Microsoft Dynamics 365 suite of portals, analytics, and shared resources which would allow them free licenses for the students. The goal is to use the tools to drive student lifecycle management which includes:
- Attracting new students
- Relationship management
- Predictive analytics to improve learning outcomes
- Management of marketing and institutional performance
- True enterprise ERP level security and enterprise capabilities.
Learn more about Microsoft Dynamics and Student Portals here.
Learn more about student lifecycle management here.