Administrative/Business Tools


Kentucky System Plans Process Redesign with Blackboard Services

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 Delivers Higher Ed ERP in the Cloud

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 CC Moves to Debit Card Refunds

Frederick Community College, a two-year college in Maryland with about 6,300 students, has begun implementing a new refund disbursement system.

Business Schools Use Software, Online Groups To Combat Plagiarism in Admissions

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 Tackles Education Analytics with SaaS Suite

IBM is expanding its presence in education cloud computing with the release of a new SaaS-based service named Decision Management for Education.

FinishLine 3 Expands Retention Prediction Model

Jenzabar has released a new version of its student retention system and renamed it FinishLine.

CampusAssist Brings Anonymous Messaging to University Services

Heartland Payment Systems has launched CampusAssist, a new communications tool designed to help connect students with campus services using anonymous texting.

Jenzabar EX 4 Adds Personalized Workspaces

Jenzabar has released an update to its Jenzabar EX enterprise resource planning solution.

At Capella University, a recently upgraded Web portal serves as the center point for the virtual schools student and course management activities.

Managing Students Virtually

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.

Pharmacy College Apps To Be Scrutinized for Plagiarism

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) will be using a plagiarism checking service to assess admission essays going forward.