News release

John Carroll University Renews GlyphEd™ Software Agreement to Support Ongoing Commitment to Student Success 

Alexandria, Va, August 29, 2018 -- Ohio's "First in the World" (FITW) grant recipient will renew GlyphEd™ software focused on student retention and lifelong learning

GlyphEd TM the leading provider of interactive data visualization and discovery technology for college and university Enrollment Management, and John Carroll University announced, that John Carroll University will renew its' agreement with GlyphEd™. The company and university have worked together to enhance GlyphEd’s student success and retention software functionality.

In September 2015, the U.S. Department of Education awarded John Carroll University a “First in the World” (FITW) program grant, totaling nearly $1.3 million. “First in the World” grants fund initiatives that improve academic outcomes and retention rates through innovative programs for students at colleges and universities. John Carroll is one of 17 recipients out of 300 applicants to receive the grant nationwide. The University devised its Blue/Gold program in October 2015. The John Carroll project organizes students into a program of block schedules and clustered courses, including some foundational core courses that enroll a common cohort of students into learning communities. The university considers GlyphEd TM a uniquely valuable tool in support of its retention and success programs like Blue/Gold.

GlyphEd developed Student Success and Retention oriented visualizations in support of John Carroll University and its First in the World program beginning in 2017. The visualizations aid users in the discovery of key insights regarding drivers of attrition and retention, incoming student’s needs, and outreach that may be needed across segments of the student body to drive student success.

"GlyphEd visualizations give us integral indicators of when to provide support to individual students," said Terry L. Mills, Ph.D., Assistant Provost at John Carroll University. "The software gives key insights into the well-being of our student population as we work to help them persist and thrive. We are very excited to continue our work with GlyphEd."

"We admire John Carroll University's team and their commitment to student success," said Mark Sloan, Founder and CEO of GlyphEd. "Their focus on students comes through in all of their programs -- from the day that someone becomes a student through to career success. We are excited and honored to support their efforts."

GlyphEd integrates with existing CRM and Enrollment Management data systems to allow non-technical users to more easily make sense of the available data that Enrollment Management offices have in various systems and databases.

About GlyphEd

GlyphEd™ is transforming the way Colleges and Universities interact with data to discover insights and make informed decisions. GlyphEd’s innovative approach to data visualization is being applied to: Enrollment Management; Retention & Student Success; Academic Research, and Data Science Curriculum. GlyphEd™ software is in use by faculty, students, and administrators – and is credited with: attracting non-traditional students and optimizing recruiting travel spend; improving retention by 5 points; discovering a lifesaving insight in a patient medical study; and improving a student’s performance in the video game Counter Strike. GlyphEd™ sits on top of existing IT investments, in CRM systems, and other data – allowing colleges and universities to get a greater return on IT investments.

About John Carroll University:

John Carroll University, founded in 1886 as Saint Ignatius College, is located in University Heights, Ohio, in suburban Cleveland. Its Jesuit Catholic mission inspires individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and the world. John Carroll University is recognized nationally for an exceptional four-year graduation rate, teaching excellence, and a commitment to living a faith that does justice as central to its mission. John Carroll is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. 

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