Administrative/Business Tools


How User-Centered Design Improves the Student Experience

In a recent redesign of the University of Washington's MyUW student portal, listening to users was an essential part of the design process. Here's how MyUW provides dynamic, timely content to meet student needs, and what developers learned along the way.

DeVos Announces Federal Work-Study Experiment

A new federal work-study experiment proposed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will provide institutions with more flexibility to enable students to earn work-study benefits for apprenticeships, internships and work-based learning programs.



Study: Online Schools Have Not 'Dethroned' Faculty

Does online learning spend more on technology and less on people? That's the latest question posed by Eduventures Chief Research Officer Richard Garrett, in an essay published on the Encoura website.

4 Pilots to Test Technologies and Strategies for Transfer Student Advising

As part of the Education Design Lab’s Seamless Transfer Pathways design challenge, four college and university teams are using artificial intelligence, interactive tools and more to address low transfer and completion rates among community college students.

Development at SOCCCD: The Student Design Team Meets SmartSchedule

What can your students do to help improve the campus systems they rely on? At South Orange County Community College District, a student team is credited with the popularity and good fit of that institution's home-grown "SmartSchedule" program. Here, CT gets a brief history of SOCCCD's Student Design Team and its impact on the effectiveness of the software.

Initiative Urges Students to Identify Career Goals Early

At the same time that the Coalition for Career Development is promoting a greater emphasis on early career planning in K-12 and higher education, Complete College America has begun pushing a "Purpose First" philosophy for colleges and universities, a strategy intended to serve as the "missing link" among career choice, guided pathways and first-year momentum.

Report: Career Planning as Early as Middle School Is Key to Workforce Equity

Should career readiness be the first priority of American education, beginning in middle school? And could a focus on that lead to greater equity in the workforce? Those are a couple of the beliefs at the heart of a new whitepaper produced by a coalition of representatives from government, industry, education and nonprofits.

Net Price Calculators Failing in Mission of Helping Students

Net Price Calculators, those little tools made available by colleges and universities to help students understand the annual costs of their potential post-secondary education, aren't doing the job they need to.

Ole Miss Adds New Program to Process International Partnerships

The University of Mississippi, with some 1,100 international partnerships, has deployed a new agreements management application from Terra Dotta Software.

5 Ways to Promote Student Success in Online Learning

A new report from Strada Education Network offers key takeaways from last fall's Online Student Success Symposium, a two-day workshop focused on challenges, innovative practices and future opportunities in online learning.

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