Administrative/Business Tools


Quinnipiac U Beta Testing Mobile Campus Data App

The 7,700-student Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT has begun beta testing a new mobile application that provides users with access to information about classes, contacts, events, and other campus content.

Columbus Tech Tries Retention Software in Developmental Courses

Columbus Technical College in Georgia has deployed a retention tool to help monitor the progress of students taking developmental classes.



Quantrix Builds Higher Ed Models To Analyze Student Enrollment

Quantrix, which sells modeling and analysis tools for a number of industries, recently launched Enrollment Insights for higher education. This set of customizable planning models provides numeric information about student enrollment for use in budgeting and strategic planning.

U North Carolina at Charlotte Program Targets Transfer Student Retention

Transfer students don't always get the unique attention they need to succeed at their new institutions. They often feel isolated, display a false sense of security, and (wrongly) consider themselves expert at the higher ed system, resulting in frequent problems with registration, new student programs, academic advising, financial aid, housing, and career services.

Simmons College Uses Intelliworks for Student Recruitment

Simmons College will be introducing a new constituent relationship management (CRM) service into its operations. The Boston-based college will be adopting Intelliworks to automate tracking of prospective students, manage marketing campaigns, gain better reporting, and improve its recruitment efforts for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

Hillsborough CC Launches First Campus Card Program

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 May Be Rife in Higher Ed Applications

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.

Go Figure: What Net Price Calculator Should Your Institution Offer?

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 Drills Down on Online Prospect Data for Student Assessment Service

EducationDynamics has begun offering a new customized market assessment service for colleges and universities that helps them pinpoint new online student prospects.

TopSchool Releases Web Services for Application Integration

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.