Administrative/Business Tools


Web Community To Share Higher Ed Analytics Practices

Conversations on the topic of analytics across institutions in higher education may accelerate through funding by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The non-profit has just supplied a grant to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to develop and support a new group called the Action Analytics Education Partnership.

How Technology Is Transforming Admissions: 3 Stories

Paper applications and direct mail catalogs are going the way of the 8-track tape as more colleges and universities turn to technology for new student recruiting, communication, and information exchange. Tufts University, Washington College, and George Mason University share some of the ways they're using technology tools to reach, engage, and ultimately admit prospective students.



U Northwestern Ohio Overhauls Portal

The University of Northwestern Ohio is retooling its Web site to provide more online services for its students, faculty, and administrators.

Butler Tech Shifts Student Information Management

Butler Technology and Career Development Schools in Ohio is overhauling its student data system and implementing a new portal solution to tie in with its LMS.

U Arizona Moves Staff to Cloud-Based Microsoft E-Mail and Calendaring

The University of Arizona in Tucson will be moving 18,000 staff members to cloud-based e-mail and calendar applications from Microsoft that will include a larger inbox quota, instant messaging, and tools for holding online meetings. This will be the first major change to employee e-mail in about seven years, the university said.

Management Report Tool for Dynamics ERP Released

Microsoft has released a finance management reporting solution that's designed to work with its Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) products.

U Buffalo Takes Student Service Reporting Online

The University at Buffalo, part of the State University of New York, is implementing a new application to obtain self-service reporting and analysis of institutional information specifically related to student services.

Health College Moves Student Management Online

Allied Health Institute has adopted an online application to manage its student information.

Alloy Navigator 6 Automates Reports, Integrates with Exchange

Alloy Software has released Alloy Navigator 6, an update to its Navigator integrated IT operations management application.

Paul Smith's College Drives Retention Efforts with Support Software, Early Warning System

Paul Smith's College, a private institution with about 900 students and about 90 faculty, has deployed Starfish software to improve the institution's student retention rate.