Administrative/Business Tools


Big Data

In the first installment of a two-part series, CT explains what Big Data is and its potential for improving student learning and success.

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.

Putting Admissions Data to Work

The smart use of business intelligence has turned around graduate admissions at Wayne State University.

Community Colleges Leverage Predictive Analytics

With today's emphasis on student success and retention, along with more restrictive funding that's increasingly performance-based, community colleges are sharpening their strategic decision making and gearing up their toolboxes with predictive analytics.

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.

PAR Framework Project Eyes Student Data Through a 'Multi-Institutional Lens'

WCET, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, has been awarded $2.56 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to validate and extend the PAR Framework Project, ongoing research into the use of predictive analytics on a large-scale federated database to support decision making that removes barriers to student success.

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.