Administrative/Business Tools


UConn: Kuali Community Supports Move to Open Source Financials

The University of Connecticut is among the most recent institutions to go live with the Kuali Financial System. During the Kuali Days conference in Austin this fall, Campus Technology interviewed Charles Eaton, UConn's controller, to get his comments on "the buzz" at this year's show and what it means to be a member of the Kuali community.

Ellucian Unveils Extensible Ecosystem Architecture

Educational technology solution provider Ellucian has announced a new architectural approach designed to help its customers implement new technologies faster than before.



Alabama Colleges Adopt Banner for Data Work

Three small Alabama institutions are adopting applications from Ellucian (the firm formed with the merger of Datatel and Sungard Higher Education) at the recommendation of their accrediting body.

Report Points to Need for Improved Student Services

A new survey from Oracle revealed that the majority of students say that the quality of student services directly affects their overall satisfaction with their school, but just about half say their schools meet their customer service expectations.

King's U Moves to Web-Based ERP System

King's University, based in Van Nuys, CA, has migrated to a Web-based academic enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to replace its existing on-premises system.

CRM Pioneers: One Decade Later

Working at a university that gets 45,000 applications for 3,800 spaces, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo Associate Vice Provost for Marketing and Enrollment Development James Maraviglia is grateful every day for the efficiency and effectiveness of the institution's CRM system.

Chester Named First Vice President for IT at U Georgia

Timothy Chester has been named vice president for information technology at the University of Georgia, becoming the first person to hold the title.

U Georgia Personalizes Student Services

U Georgia expects to bolster student services and tighten institutional processes with deployment of its new administrative system.

University of Arizona

The University of Arizona designed a new system that helps UA students find scholarships and also streamlines the institution's process for awarding departmental scholarships.

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.