Administrative/Business Tools


School of Music Streamlines Application Process, Moves to Web

A state university's music program has moved its application process online to streamline a previously paper-based enrollment workflow.

Recruiting with Technology

At the heart of Cal Poly's high-tech recruiting strategy is a mission to communicate with students on their own time and using their own tools. So the California institution is continually evolving its recruitment practices with technologies ranging from customized student "VIP" microsites to mobile device-augmented campus tours.



The Host With the Most: University as Application Service Provider

University ASPs can benefit both the host institution and smaller client colleges, but there's a cloud on the horizon.

An Intelligent Use of Business Intelligence

The Houston Community College System is operationally decentralized, with six colleges and 26 campuses spread out across 660 square miles. With faculty and staff running their own reports in different formats using data from various sources and time periods, it was not uncommon last year to find six different versions of the same report. HCC’s Vice Chancellor of Information Technology explains how a BI solution implemented in the past year has provided centralized online reporting, a dashboard, and consistent information for better decision making.

Brief: Edison State College Improves Electronic Payments

Edison State College has added Higher One's CASHNet ePayment to allow students to make electronic payments.

California Community Colleges Turn to Business Process Management for Grant Distribution

The California Community College system is turning to business process management software to streamline the work behind issuing grants to schools to help students in healthcare fields.

SunGard HE Opens Up Shared Code Repository

SunGard Higher Education has introduced a repository where customers can share functional enhancements, scripts, tools, and other contributions with each other. The Shared Code Repository is part of SunGard's Community Source Initiative and will include contributions from the company as well.

TopSchool SLM 3.0 To Go Mobile

TopSchool has begun rolling out version 3.0 of its student lifecycle management suite, TopSchool SLM.

Putting the Focus on Performance

In the push to improve student performance, two universities institute comprehensive, data-driven systems to assess their departments.

Scanning the Dashboard

Managing myriad institutional goals and objectives is complicated. Dashboard software can provide top-level metrics at a glance, with easy access to more detailed data below the surface.