Kentucky Community & Technical College System has hired the services arm of Blackboard to help redesign its processes for delivering services and support to students as part of major efforts to improve student retention, streamline operations, and reduce expense.
Workday, which offers software-as-a-service programs for human resources, payroll, and finance--has just announced versions of its services specifically for colleges and universities.
Frederick Community College, a two-year college in Maryland with about 6,300 students, has begun implementing a new refund disbursement system.
Northeastern University's College of Business will use Turnitin for Admissions to verify admissions essays submitted in 2011 in an effort to combat plagiarism.
IBM is expanding its presence in education cloud computing with the release of a new SaaS-based service named Decision Management for Education.
Jenzabar has released a new version of its student retention system and renamed it FinishLine.
Heartland Payment Systems has launched CampusAssist, a new communications tool designed to help connect students with campus services using anonymous texting.
Jenzabar has released an update to its Jenzabar EX enterprise resource planning solution.
Coordinating a geographically dispersed student body that learns primarily online is just one of the key challenges that modern institutions of higher education are facing. With more education taking place online--and in some cases, all of that education happening on the Web--colleges are being forced to rethink their classroom and student management strategies.
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) will be using a plagiarism checking service to assess admission essays going forward.