Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA, has implemented a workflow automation system to streamline the process of approving user accounts for the institution's identity management system.
The University of San Diego has virtualized nearly all of its IT infrastructure and has now dramatically reduced the backup times and storage requirements for its virtual environment, all while saving money.
A new identity management system at Jefferson College gives users access to their accounts through a single sign-on Web portal and lets them reset their own passwords, resulting in a significant reduction in help desk requests.
San Diego State University has reduced its transcript evaluation process from eight weeks to two days, even during peak periods, by implementing a new scanning process that automatically reads and records transcript data faster and more accurately than before.
Terry Austin, an instructor of anatomy and physiology at Temple College in Texas, has boosted student retention rates in his classes -- and he attributes part of that success to the real-time feedback system he's using in his flipped classroom.
The University of Western Ontario has implemented a hybrid storage appliance to ensure continuous availability of its online video lectures.
The newly furnished room includes high-resolution Christie MicroTiles that start two feet off the ground and form a seamless, curvilinear video wall that's 256-square-feet in size, spanning nearly the entire width of the room.
University Center of Lake County (UCLC), a satellite campus facility serving 19 colleges and universities in Illinois, has made it easier for students, faculty and corporate visitors to access copy and print services, while reducing administrative overhead for its staff.
Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) has implemented a delivery and discovery service for its library resources throughout the state.
Students in the University of Southern California's School of Engineering no longer need to crowd into busy computer labs to access the specialized software they need. The school has implemented remote access to both Windows and Mac software, so students can do their work from anywhere using their own laptops. And they can access both platforms with a single user account, so the school's IT team doesn't have to manage separate Windows and Mac user profiles for thousands of engineering students.
One of the country's largest engineering programs has implemented virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) so its students can access industry standard engineering software tools from any computer, anywhere they are connected to the Internet.
Clemson University in South Carolina has developed a Social Media Listening Center (SMLC) for real-time monitoring of online blog posts, tweets, status updates and other public social media communications. Students in the university's Creative Inquiry class use the SMLC for research projects, as do students in management, communications and other classes.
Dalton State College in Georgia has replaced its manual Fact Book development process with an automated dashboard that draws data directly from the student information system and delivers information on demand through an online interface.
Missouri State University (MSU) has implemented a flipped classroom model for its Introductory Psychology course, resulting in dramatic improvements in student learning outcomes and course completion rates.
Northwestern University in Illinois has implemented a custom transaction processing system for its core facilities that lets researchers place orders and makes it easier for core facility directors to track, fulfill and bill for those orders.
Harper College, a two-year community college in Illinois, is using early warning and student tracking software as part of its Project Success initiative, which identifies and tracks students who are at risk of not completing their diploma or certificate programs and then intervenes to ensure those students have the guidance they need to help them complete their courses.
George Washington University's (GWU) art therapy program uses high-definition video recording and streaming to supervise and support student therapists in its student-run community clinic.
Large concentrations of mobile devices can cause interference and connectivity issues. Early adopter Georgia Tech is solving the problem with focus-beamed antennas for its large-capacity classrooms.
By turning its Web site into a recruitment tool, this small university lost traffic and gained applicants.
The smart use of business intelligence has turned around graduate admissions at Wayne State University.