Administrative/Business Tools


Kaltura Intros Video Messaging Tool

Video platform provider Kaltura has introduced Kaltura Pitch, a video messaging tool that allows users to create and share personalized video messages via desktop or mobile device, and provides data reports for measuring recipient engagement.

Purdue Online Writing Lab Teams with Chegg

Purdue University will be working with Chegg, a company that produces online homework help among other lines of business, to amplify its Online Writing Lab services.



Student Success Efforts at Winston-Salem State U Boost Learning Outcomes

A number of new student success services at Winston-Salem State University, including 24/7 access to tutors online, have resulted in an increase in students’ writing and math grades at the institution.

6 College Experiences that Spell Confidence in Job Outlook

The share of current students who expect to graduate with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the job market goes up with the greater the number of specific experiences they have during their college years. That finding came out of a survey of 32,000 U.S. undergraduates undertaken by polling company Gallup and Strada Education Network, a nonprofit that focuses on setting up pathways between college and career.

Technology for Student Support Abounds, but Implementation Remains an Obstacle

Some 200 companies sell technologies and services intended to help colleges and universities with their student support work, which has become a $560 million business. Yet colleges and universities still have obstacles to overcome in implementing and integrating student support systems, according to a study undertaken by Tyton Partners.

Robots Delivering Pizzas, Coffee and Donuts on Campus at George Mason U

George Mason University has what is easily one of the first large-scale college programs to use robots to deliver food on campus.

Cengage Adds Career Resources to Subscription Service

Cengage is adding a free Career Center for subscribers of Cengage Unlimited, the company's course materials subscription service.

Report Finds AP Credits Reduce Student Loan Debt

A report from a Vanderbilt University researcher finds correlations between AP credits earned in high school and outcomes in college graduation trends.

Advising Program Helps Underprivileged Students Find the Right College Fit

A recent project found that low-cost advising techniques can help disadvantaged students increase the number and selectivity of colleges they apply to. "Find the Fit," as the initiative is called, is intended to address the continuing problem of "undermatch," in which students don't go to college at all or choose a college that's less selective than their academic credits warrant.

DePaul Wrangling Faculty Processes with Interfolio

A Chicago-based school is implementing an application intended for managing faculty affairs. DePaul University adopted Interfolio to merge faculty affairs processes under a single system designed to support the lifecycle of faculty careers, including hiring, promotion and tenure and accreditation reporting.

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