Administrative/Business Tools

State University System of Florida Implements New Financial Reporting System

The State University System of Florida — a system of 12 Florida public universities serving more than 300,000 students — has adopted a cloud-based financial reporting tool to assist with data collection related to bond refinancing, state-funded projects and tuition and fee schedules.

Utah Valley University Adopts New Procurement Software

Utah Valley University, the largest public university in the state, has begun using a cloud-based procurement software.

West Virginia Wesleyan College Looks to Private Partner to Improve Access to Payment System

West Virginia Wesleyan College has adopted a new tool in an effort to make it easier and more accessible for students and parents to make payments.

A Foundation, a Company, and an Enduring Community at Kuali Days 2016

While the conference and the community that developed the original software and pioneered the Kuali movement have been active for more than 12 years, it's been only two years since the advent of Kuali as a new company — now, the software is being developed and offered through a separate, for profit entity. The Kuali Foundation's executive director tells CT how a foundation, a company, and old and new customers thrive and complement each other.

Report: Higher Ed Neglecting Employee Engagement

Faculty and staff engagement and retention is financially beneficial to higher education institutions and contributes to student success, yet many colleges and universities are not measuring employee engagement, according to a new report from Cornerstone OnDemand and Ellucian.

Schreiner U Pilots Online Course Redesign Dashboard

A company that helps colleges and universities build and refine online courses has introduced a higher ed redesign service that includes a "continuous improvement" dashboard. iDesign has tested its new offering with Schreiner University, a private liberal arts school in Kerrville, TX.

Carson-Newman U Goes Paperless in Financial Aid, Registrar, Admissions and Student Accounts

Tennessee's Carson-Newman University is one step closer to a paperless campus. The institution is rolling out Etrieve, Softdocs' enterprise content management, e-forms and process automation platform, in an effort to automate manual, paper-based processes and streamline operations in the financial aid, registrar, admissions and student accounts offices.

NCHEMS: From Data to Decision Making and Educational Attainment

The work of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, while perhaps not as highly visible as that of some other organizations, is continuing as it has for the past 40-plus years, helping colleges and universities translate data into usable information for decision makers. Here, CT speaks with Sally Johnstone, who recently began her role as the nonprofit organization's new president.

Central Arizona College Adopts Administrative Suite for Scalability

Central Arizona College has adopted a suite of academic and administrative software in an effort to better serve a growing student population.

Liberty U Automates Procurement Processes

Liberty University, in Lynchburg, VA, is moving from a collection of manual procurement processes to a new portfolio of spend management software programs.

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