Administrative/Business Tools


Wayne State To Cut Tuition, Pursue Student Success

At new program at Wayne State University in Michigan will give students a financial break. The "Spring/Summer Tuition Break" initiative offers students a 30 percent tuition discount in those semesters if they tackle a full load in the previous fall and winter semesters and carry a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

UC Berkeley Adopts Financial Platform for Grant Management

The University of California, Berkeley has implemented a grants management system to help researchers and administrators track and report on grant milestones and spending.



Pepperdine's Graziadio School Dumps Paper Course Catalogs

Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management has abandoned the age-old print and PDF course catalog in favor of a new e-catalog based on technology from Digital Architecture.

College's Student Success Portal Handles Admin, Communication Functions

A newly designed online portal is letting current and prospective Southwestern Michigan College attendees handle a range of administrative, financial, and curricular functions, in a system expressly designed for mobile use.

Blackboard Expands Transact Business with CardSmith Acquisition

Blackboard has acquired CardSmith, a competitor in the student debit card business.

Michigan State University Adopts e-Procurement

Michigan State University is enhancing the functionality of its Kuali Financial System with integration of a third-party purchasing service.

Montclair State U Overhauls Financial Management System

Montclair State University in New Jersey is implementing a new financial management solution with the goal of improving service for students, staff, customers and partners.

U Penn Converts to Contactless ID Cards

The University of Pennsylvania has formally begun moving away from ID cards that use a magnetic stripe and to cards with embedded chips.

University of Washington MyPlan team

Open Source Planning and Advising Tool Supports Student Success

To keep students' academic plans on track, the University of Washington developed open source software that integrates previously siloed administrative functions such as degree audit and articulation, student lifecycle and recruitment, registration and advising.

Better Together: Small Schools Find Common Ground for IT Projects

Better Together: Small Schools Find Common Ground for IT Projects

Haverford and Bryn Mawr College recently completed three joint technology rollouts that aim to improve student services and save on costs.