Administrative/Business Tools


Portals: How To Give Prospective Students What They Want

College recruits expect a lot from their prospective schools' Web sites, but there are two critical pieces of information they demand from a campus portal--information that should be fairly simple to provide. Is yours delivering what your prospective students want? If not, you may be driving them away.

UC Santa Cruz and UC Merced To Manage Rec Facilities with Active Network Apps

Two University of California schools, one in Santa Cruz and the other in Merced, will be implementing products from Active Network for managing the processes in their recreational programs.



Career College Looks To Sharpen Student Lifecycle Management

Bryan College, a career college in Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas, will be implementing a student lifecycle management application at its three campuses, one that's being delivered as an online service.

Datatel Teams with HR Service Company To Simplify Applicant Tracking

Datatel will soon be offering integrated functionality for its higher ed human resources application to provide applicant tracking management.

Adult Ed Institution Adopts Student Lifecycle Management

In an effort to boost its online services, Contractors State License Services (CSLS), a California firm specializing in adult education for prospective contractors as well as construction professionals, has launched a new portal and information tracking system for improving student management.

Iowa District Revamps Approach to First-Year Retention

Iowa Valley Community College District is working on its first year retention efforts through a new program that includes the use of services from EducationDynamics.

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4 Effective Prospecting Strategies

In the high-intensity world of student prospecting, everyone is looking for a competitive edge--but one of the greatest "edges" you can have is to simply understand what prospective students want, need, and expect and align your actions accordingly. Prospecting expert Michael O'Hara suggests four strategies colleges and universities can adopt to increase success related to prospective students.

Cal State Adds BI to Cross-Institutional Data Warehouse Project

The California State University system recently deployed Oracle's Business Intelligence (BI) Enterprise Edition on three of its 23 campuses as part of an ambitious cross-institutional project called the "Common Financial System Reporting and Data Warehouse."

Virginia State Tackles Timekeeping Automation Project

Virginia State University, based in Petersburg, will be automating its time and attendance processes with software from Kronos. Once the new timekeeping application is implemented, the university said, it will save the institution $200,000 annually.