After a five-year delay, Hillsborough Community College in the Tampa Bay, FL area will be introducing its first multifunctional identification card. The college will be using Heartland Payment Systems' Campus OneCard to launch the "Hawk Card" to provide the campus community with a cashless mechanism for accessing services on and off campus.
Plagiarism appears to be endemic in applications, according to a recently published study by iParadigms. The company examined 453,000 applications submitted to institutions of higher ed and found that 44 percent of the personal statements contained matching text and that 36 percent contained significant matching text--suggesting, according to iParadigms, plagiarism, collusion, or the use of recycled or purchased documents.
By October 2011, all post-secondary institutions receiving federal Title IV funds must meet a new federal requirement to offer prospective students a net price calculator (NPC) on their Web sites. How will your institution meet this requirement?
EducationDynamics has begun offering a new customized market assessment service for colleges and universities that helps them pinpoint new online student prospects.
TopSchool has begun rolling out a set of Web services that allows its customers to extend the functionality of the company's student lifecycle management applications.
Leo Irakliotis has been the victim of an institutional security breach. Yet, after two years of monitoring his credit reports, the new dean of Nova Southeastern University's Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences said the possibility of the thief using his Social Security number for illegal activity doesn't concern him nearly as much as the general incompetence of people who have access to his personal information as a matter of course in their jobs.
Two companies that develop software for higher education operations have teamed up to help customers with enrollment management. Intelliworks, which sells constituent relationship management applications, and Starfish Retention Solutions, which sells early-alert programs to monitor daily student participation, have begun working together to integrate their offerings.
Gathering data isn't much of a problem for colleges in today's information age, but getting that data into a format that's useful for administrators, faculty, and students is a completely different story. To help manage and disseminate the information being generated in this electronic age, some schools are turning to the very source of the overload: the technology itself.
The American College of Healthcare Sciences, which provides holistic health education online, has selected TopSchool for student lifecycle management.
Four community colleges in New Hampshire have adopted software for data analysis from Rapid Insight, a company based in that state. Manchester Community College, White Mountains Community College in Berlin, Nashua Community College, and River Valley Community College in Claremont have all selected Rapid Insight as their analytical software provider.