rSmart, which develops open source applications for the education sector, has launched a new professional services offering to support the Kuali Financial System (KFS).
St. Edward's University in Austin, TX has completed a pilot intended to explore the connection between a student's physical and mental health issues and academic performance and quality of life.
Alma College in Michigan will be working with Datatel to implement an administrative system encompassing the company's enterprise resourcing planning application, Colleague, and ActiveAdmissions eMarketing software.
Remington College will be using programs from Sparkroom to automate its lead delivery and obtain visibility into the performance of direct marketing efforts.
UK's Nottingham Trent University will be implementing a data warehouse built with Cognos 8 Business Intelligence from IBM to improve its reporting and analysis capabilities in finance, human resources, space management, and student records.
As one of the smallest liberal arts colleges in the United States, Shimer College is facing some formidable challenges. With just 100 students, Shimer focuses its curriculum exclusively on the "Great Books," from the Bible to Homer to Nietzsche to Virginia Woolf. Despite the fact that the college ranks in the top 1 percent of U.S. colleges and universities in producing doctoral candidates, it is working hard to maintain and grow its enrollment.
Datatel has tweaked its higher education recruiting tool, Datatel Recruiter, to bolster its ability to work with Twitter. The application, which is part of Datatel's constituent relationship management suite, now tracks and captures pre-defined search terms in Twitter to uncover conversations about the institution and allow the admissions professional to participate in the discussion.
Financial services and payment company Higher One has signed agreements with three institutions--Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, Lansing Community College in Michigan, and Polk State College with multiple locations in Florida--to move disbursements of funds for refunds and financial aid off of paper processes and into digital transactions.
SunGard Higher Education will be opening a digital campus test center at Dell's headquarters in Texas to help higher ed customers test out potential data center interoperability of Dell hardware and SunGard applications.
Chemeketa Community College in Salem, OR. has chosen Intelliworks' constituent relationship management application to expand its marketing and recruitment efforts. One of the first initiatives the college will work on with Intelliworks is increasing outreach to students who have been admitted but are not yet enrolled.