Like many institutions of higher education, Purdue University is dealing with its fair share of economic challenges right now. Balancing those hurdles with the need to remain progressive and in touch with student needs isn't always easy, as the university's board and administration have come to realize.
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore is replacing its previous enterprise resource planning system with a Web-based application from Three Rivers Systems. The college said it was moving to Comprehensive Academic Management System (CAMS) Enterprise because the legacy system had become too expensive to maintain and update.
The University of Texas at Dallas has joined nine other institutions in the University of Texas system by announcing it will deploy a suite of procurement-related applications from SciQuest.
Pennsylvania State University will use an automated system to manage researcher disclosures. Total funding of research at Penn State's 22 campuses totaled $765 million in the 2008-2009 fiscal year.
With its acquisition of Sun Microsystems complete, Oracle intends to go after Microsoft's lucrative Office franchise, the company revealed yesterday. While Oracle had been quiet about its intentions for supporting Sun OpenOffice, the company disclosed plans for a forthcoming upgrade called Oracle Cloud Office during a five-hour briefing at its Redwood Shores, CA headquarters.
Starting this summer, Infinite Campus, which sells a multitude of applications for K-12 administration, will be adding electronic payment processing to its online registration program through an alliance with Vanco Services. Vanco is a Payment Card Industry (PCI) service provider that offers electronic payment processing for recurring and one-time transactions.
Ever since the first customer relationship management (CRM) tools found their way onto North American campuses around 2002, higher ed administrators have cringed at the mention of the word “customer,” preferring to substitute “constituent” for the more sales-driven term. Yet, with competition for qualified candidates heating up over the past decade and the recent economic downturn decimating recruiting budgets, nomenclature has come to matter a good deal less than fresh intelligence and the ability to attract top-level prospects.
Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana has bolstered its recruitment and retention efforts with a new Web-based application.
ACCOUNTABILITY, PERFORMANCE, stakeholders— this is the language of corporations, not academia. But thanks to a growing fascination with business intelligence dashboard technology, college administrators are fast learning the lexicon. Dashboards are visual representations of key performance indicators (KPIs) that, in the style of the car dashboards they are named after, give the viewer a real-time “snapshot” of how an organization is doing.
EdTek Services, which provides services to colleges and universities, has chosen an online learning environment from It's Learning as the company's learning management system (LMS).