Administrative/Business Tools

New Cloud Entrant in Student Admissions Ties to Financial and HR

Workday, a company better known for its cloud-based HR and financial systems software, is releasing Student Admissions, an application to help institutions with enrollment.

Quincy U Streamlines Administrative Work, Improves Student Services With New ERP

Quincy University is simplifying administrative processes, improving student-facing tools and boosting data analytics with a new ERP system.

Fine Tuning the Focus — 25 Years of Campus Computing

Kenneth Green draws on 25 years with The Campus Computing Project to reflect on higher ed's IT priorities.

Not Your Mother's Portal — A New Architecture to Access Campus Info

The traditional campus portal has long served us well to navigate and link to what we need. But today's students have grown up in a culture of mobile devices, finding what they need with simpler search protocols, usually with just one click. So is it time to dump the portal and invest in more up-to-date technology?

U Central Florida Signs with 'Concierge' Service for Help in Peaks

The University of Central Florida is working with an external service provider to get help with student services during busy periods.

student asleep in lecture hall: study shows early school start times are harmful to students

Early Class Start Times Conflict with Student Biology

How about starting high school at 10 a.m. and college at 11? That's among the recommendations from a new study examining the impact of early start times for students.

Michigan State U Streamlines Payments with E-Invoicing

Michigan State University has selected a new electronic invoicing tool in an effort to streamline invoice and payment processes.

Report: Most Common Diversity Practice Targets Underserved Students to Apply

Sometime during its 2015-2016 term the Supreme Court will be revisiting the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case, in which a white woman accused the school of discriminating against her on the basis of her race. Against that background, a new research project has examined the diversity strategies employed at 338 non-profit four-year institutions. Researchers at the American Council on Education's (ACE) Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS) found that six out of 10 of the "most selective" institutions consider race in admissions.

Regent Ed Software Supports Accounting for Competency-Based Programs

An education technology company has confirmed that its financial aid software can work in schools that offer non-typical enrollment models such as non-term and competency-based education.

KualiCo as a Driver of Open Source Development

Joel Dehlin reflects on KualiCo's first 8 months operating as a for-profit company that offers Kuali as a cloud service.