Blackboard has acquired CardSmith, a competitor in the student debit card business.
The University of Pennsylvania has formally begun moving away from ID cards that use a magnetic stripe and to cards with embedded chips.
To keep students' academic plans on track, the University of Washington developed open source software that integrates previously siloed administrative functions such as degree audit and articulation, student lifecycle and recruitment, registration and advising.
Looking to better serve its 115,000-plus student population, the City Colleges of Chicago system built a "data democracy," empowering all faculty and staff with a flexible reporting and analytics system.
Haverford and Bryn Mawr College recently completed three joint technology rollouts that aim to improve student services and save on costs.
The Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) is contracting with a new e-procurement company for volume purchasing.
With its Virtual Assessment Center, Kennesaw State University put the technology and processes in place to give MOOC students a clear pathway to credit and potential entry into degree programs.
A Washington, D.C. organization is suing three universities and one college to challenge what it considers "unconstitutional speech codes in academia." That includes attempts by one school to censor a faculty blog critical of the administration and trustees.
Tidemark has introduced Financial Planning for Higher Education, its first business planning and analytics app configured specifically for higher ed. Designed with input from the company's higher education clients, including Brown and the University of Miami, the cloud-based product provides a flexible, scalable platform for institutional planning, budgeting and reporting.
Southern New Hampshire University's complex array of enrollment models — including its competency-based College for America program — makes financial aid management at the institution a significant challenge. The university is rolling out the Regent 8 financial aid management solution from Regent Education in an effort to support students' needs and control costs.