Administrative/Business Tools


Seeking Systemic Change: Higher Education in a Digital, Networked Age

Campus Technology 2012 keynote George Siemens says, "The changing way we create and share knowledge is at the core of what's driving education. It's not the fact that we have mobiles and the Web that requires education to change, but rather that we are using these technologies to begin circumventing existing knowledge processes. And what we do with knowledge determines the types of institutions we need." Here, Campus Technology asked Siemens for his perspectives on the groundswell of change apparent in higher education.

Case Western Reserve Tightens Research Administration with Help from Huron

Case Western Reserve University will be implementing a $2 million to $2.8 million pre-award grant system to manage the processes involved in research proposal generation and submission as well as award management.



Taking Back Innovation

Universities must foster both discovery and commercialization.

Open to Attack?

An emphasis on the open sharing of ideas makes higher ed more vulnerable to network attacks than corporations. How can schools mitigate the risks while still preserving their academic freedom?

5 Ways to Save Students--and Money

Retention and advising tools help students stay in school and graduate. But they can also be a boon to a school's bottom line.

Breaking the Ice

6 ideas to help vendors and IT leaders forge a more productive relationship.

Don't Dictate, Facilitate

In response to rapid technology shifts, IT's role on campus is changing. How CIOs adapt to the new reality will determine whether their organizations remain viable and valuable, or see their relevance slowly diminish.

An Issue of Credibility

In the new world of campus technology, credibility has never been more important.

Tiffin U Deploys Virtual Student Orientation Program

Tiffin University has deployed a virtual student orientation program that, starting with the school's distance learning population, will allow the Tiffin staff to "be more efficient and effective and to provide more convenience to our students," the school said.

Grading Online Evaluations

Schools see valuable opportunities in moving course evaluations online, but only if they can raise student-participation levels.