2021 Practice Guide: Student Success Initiatives

Why Read This Research

Student success has been on institutions’ radars for decades, but recent events, such as COVID-19, and trends, have made it of utmost importance to critical stakeholders. This guide analyzes interviews with campus leaders and provides insight into what contemporary student success looks like. Read this research to grasp an understanding of modern student success and learn strategies and practice recommendations for future initiatives.

Key Questions Answered

  • What is the modern definition of student success?
  • What are some strategies and trends essential to student success initiatives?
  • Who should spearhead student success initiatives and why?


  • Vendor in Focus: Anthology, Ellucian, Frequency Foundry, Liaison, PeopleGrove, Salesforce, AspirEDU, Aviso Retention, Civitas Learning, CollegeSource, EAB, Pharos Resources, Ready Education, HelioCampus, Othot, SAP, Unizin
  • Software Category in Focus: Advising and Retention, Advising and Retention CRM, Student Analytics
  • Author: Laura Gogia, Research Director, Learning Technologies and Student Success, The Tambellini Group
  • Research Availability: August 2021

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Practice Landscape
  3. Practice Trends
  4. Practice Recommendations
  5. Conclusion

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