Administrative/Business Tools


Online College Application Service Adds Plagiarism Detection

Hobsons and iParadigms have partnered to add plagiarism checking to the higher education online application process.

SunGard HE and Datatel: 'An Arranged Marriage'

Two of the biggest players in the education space have gone all in with their chips in a game not of their making. SunGard Higher Education, which became one of the largest companies in the segment, is being acquired from SunGard Data Systems in a $1.775 billion dollar deal by the same private equity firm that owns Datatel, another major education behemoth.



Purdue University

Purdue's Signals is a real-time, early intervention system that provides students with timely, concrete steps to improve their coursework, targeting specific areas where their academic success may be at risk.

Pacific Lutheran U Turns to CRM for Recruitment Efforts

As a next step in its multi-year strategic technologies initiative, Pacific Lutheran University will begin using a new set of tools to crank up results of its recruitment and enrollment efforts.

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.

BI Buy

Two universities apply the principles of business intelligence to procurement and purchasing, with significant results.

More Students and More Cuts Mean Tough Choices

Even as budgets are trimmed, enrollment at community colleges is soaring. Community college CIOs share strategies for weathering the storm.

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.