Administrative/Business Tools


ePortfolios, Finally!

ePortfolios have been used widely in recent years for institutional assessment, but now academic ePortfolios have finally "arrived."

SP1 Arriving This Year for Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft has announced updates to come in Service Pack 1 of Exchange Server 2010, including management and search improvements.



The Online University Marketplace

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.

U California Multi-Year Initiative Cuts Risk Management Costs

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.

Quinnipiac U Beta Testing Mobile Campus Data App

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 Tech Tries Retention Software in Developmental Courses

Columbus Technical College in Georgia has deployed a retention tool to help monitor the progress of students taking developmental classes.

Quantrix Builds Higher Ed Models To Analyze Student Enrollment

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.

U North Carolina at Charlotte Program Targets Transfer Student Retention

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.

Simmons College Uses Intelliworks for Student Recruitment

Simmons College will be introducing a new constituent relationship management (CRM) service into its operations. The Boston-based college will be adopting Intelliworks to automate tracking of prospective students, manage marketing campaigns, gain better reporting, and improve its recruitment efforts for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

Hillsborough CC Launches First Campus Card Program

After a five-year delay, Hillsborough Community College in the Tampa Bay, FL area will be introducing its first multifunctional identification card. The college will be using Heartland Payment Systems' Campus OneCard to launch the "Hawk Card" to provide the campus community with a cashless mechanism for accessing services on and off campus.