Selecting a Vendor to Augment Your Student Success Efforts

Last updated June 9, 2022

Course Length

1h 21m

Last Updated

June 9, 2022

Selecting a Vendor to Augment Your Student Success Efforts

Last updated June 9, 2022

Drive student success by building vendor partnerships for data management.


As institutions increasingly use data and technology to drive decision-making, it is important to have ways to efficiently collect, store, and parse that data. But with so much information to store and manage, institutions often need good partners and solutions to aid in managing their data. Many institutions have therefore turned to working with outside software vendors to help manage student retention and engagement. Institutions often have more than one of these outside vendors and work with campus IT professionals to integrate those software tools into their daily work. But how do institutions decide which vendors will help them to be the most successful?

Join us for a 90-minute virtual training where you’ll learn the considerations that go into selecting and communicating with a new vendor for student success. Our expert Joseph Connell will discuss what questions you should ask of potential vendors and your on-campus staff to help you decide what the best support looks like for you. You will also learn to create a timeline for onboarding a new vendor for your institution.

Who should attend?

Student affairs, as well as success leaders and directors who are interested in learning more about the vendor selection process, will benefit most from this training. Frontline staff will also be able to gain perspective on the decisions leaders are making when it comes to vendor selection and how it will impact their work.


September 21, 2022

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern

Our expert instructor will walk you through the key considerations in selecting and working with a new vendor, including:

      • What questions you should ask of potential vendors, and how best to communicate with outside vendors
      • What a vendor trial looks like
      • How to negotiate pricing and other priorities
      • How best to involve on-campus staff from multiple divisions
      • How to create a timeline for the onboarding process with a vendor
      • How to plan for the change management involved in implementing new technology