After allocating time and resources over the last two years to studying chief information officer trends across the higher education space, Wayne Brown came to the conclusion that there's a mass exodus on the horizon that few institutions are aware of. Those that choose to ignore it could find themselves picking CIOs from a much smaller pool of candidates than has ever existed in the past.
Two institutions--the University of Illinois at Chicago and Texas A&M at Corpus Christi--have gone public with deployments of business process management systems to improve document workflow.
ePortfolios have been used widely in recent years for institutional assessment, but now academic ePortfolios have finally "arrived."
Microsoft has announced updates to come in Service Pack 1 of Exchange Server 2010, including management and search improvements.
When the Univerity of Alabama Crimson Tide took the national football championship in January 2010, it was the 13th such victory in the school’s history. But it represented a first for the university, as well—the first year the university got to test its e-commerce football ticketing system for a championship game.
The University of California (UC) has gone public with details about a multi-year risk management initiative that has reduced the cost of risks for the university system by $380 million since 2004.
The 7,700-student Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT has begun beta testing a new mobile application that provides users with access to information about classes, contacts, events, and other campus content.
Columbus Technical College in Georgia has deployed a retention tool to help monitor the progress of students taking developmental classes.
Quantrix, which sells modeling and analysis tools for a number of industries, recently launched Enrollment Insights for higher education. This set of customizable planning models provides numeric information about student enrollment for use in budgeting and strategic planning.
Transfer students don't always get the unique attention they need to succeed at their new institutions. They often feel isolated, display a false sense of security, and (wrongly) consider themselves expert at the higher ed system, resulting in frequent problems with registration, new student programs, academic advising, financial aid, housing, and career services.