February 14 – 17, 2022

Ocelot @ DREAM 2022

The Achieving the Dream Annual Convening is rapidly approaching. While this year’s conference is virtual again, we’re looking forward to being an engaging part of this year’s program in multiple ways. Read on to learn more.

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Ways to engage with Ocelot

Session Spotlight: 2/16 at 2:30pm ET

Using AI and Student Engagement to Eliminate Barriers to Success

Join this session to hear how Hudson County Community College’s AI chatbot, “Libby”, is improving engagement for students of all backgrounds. With a focus on access for remote, evening/weekend, and Spanish-speaking students, Libby goes beyond normal office hours to support students where they are, when they need it.

Alongside Lisa Dougherty, HCCC’s Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment, we’ll hear HCCC’s journey as it started using Libby for Financial Aid and Admissions, but now has expanded to additional departments such as Advising, Hudson Helps/Mental Health, and Student Life. Come see how Libby is making a difference for everyone at HCCC.

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AI Communications Benchmark Study

AI communications are becoming a “go to” across college campuses – both physical and virtual. This trend is driven both by students’ changing communication preferences and the need to expand service capacity with personalized, virtual advising after hours.

This inaugural study analyzed 9.7 million AI interactions since the beginning of 2020 and provides insight into the trends, topics, and student behaviors that are impacting departments across the country.

Insights from this study will enable institutions to develop the appropriate engagement and support strategies to increase student success.

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What higher education leaders need to know about AI communications

Ocelot gives students a single, unified experience for personalized 24/7 communications and unburdens departmental staff from the repetitive work that gets in the way of impacting enrollment, retention and student success. Read our 2-pager to learn everything you need to know in order to incorporate AI communications into your engagement strategy.