Community colleges are in a good spot in some ways during the economic downturn, as tight family budgets drive up the appeal of the community college option. But along with the rest of higher education, most community colleges also face shrinking IT budgets and tighter resources. That makes it that much harder to handle the growing enrollment numbers that some community colleges are seeing.
At Kuali Days VII, rSmart announced several agreements for 2008 aimed at helping colleges and universities implement Kuali's open source enterprise solutions.
Six higher education institutions have recently gone public with plans to implement Jenzabar EX for their enterprise resource planning, including Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, TX.
Salem Community College in Carneys Point, NJ has selected SunGard Higher Education's PowerCampus Unified Digital Campus (UDC) to replace its existing campus administrative system.
The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA will be deploying the Jenzabar EX enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and Internet Campus Solution.
Jenzabar this week launched its new "Collaborative Source" initiative, a program that will make available the source code for the Jenzabar EX enterprise resource planning system. The aim of the program is to allow participating colleges and universities view and modify Jenzabar EX code "in order to align the administrative system even more closely with their institutional mission and goals."
Gordon College, based in Wenham, MA, and Columbia College, based in Columbia, SC, have upgraded to the Jenzabar EX enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
Colleges and universities worldwide are turning to the hosted SaaS model and saying goodbye to issues like patch management and server optimization.
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in British Columbia has selected SunGard Higher Education's Banner Unified Digital Campus (UDC) to integrate its ERP systems.
SunGard Higher Education announced Monday the newest release of Banner Unified Digital Campus (UDC), which includes the Banner 8 administrative suite.