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.
A state university's music program has moved its application process online to streamline a previously paper-based enrollment workflow.
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.
University ASPs can benefit both the host institution and smaller client colleges, but there's a cloud on the horizon.
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.
Edison State College has added Higher One's CASHNet ePayment to allow students to make electronic payments.
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 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 has begun rolling out version 3.0 of its student lifecycle management suite, TopSchool SLM.