Administrative/Business Tools


U Alaska System Consolidation Plans Anger Faculty

A multi-year initiative at the University of Alaska System to streamline individual campus degree offerings to cut expenses shows signs of heading off the rails.

ED Reveals Final Regulation on Open Licensing Requirement for Competitive Grant Programs

The United States Department of Education (ED) has announced final regulations tied to competitive grant programs and open licensing. When educational institutions apply for grants, they are required to share certain findings and resources publicly, with some exceptions, so other educators, students and institutions may benefit.



Study: Instructor Quality 'Clearly' an Important Factor in Student Success

The study analyzed information on 2,343 instructors who had taught 34,725 sections of MTH/208, covering a total of 396,038 student observations, between July 2000 and July 2014. Student performance on the final exam (or some variation) was used as the outcome measure.

UWGB Taps Snapchat to Notify Students of Acceptance

Admissions officers at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay are using Snapchat to notify prospective students who applied and were accepted into the university.

World Affairs Council Honors Blackboard for Global Commitment to Education

The World Affairs Council-Washington, D.C. has honored Blackboard with a Global Education Award, recognizing the ed tech company’s commitment to education worldwide.

Laserfiche Debuts Higher Ed Package of Business Automation Processes

Laserfiche has introduced a version of its Laserfiche Business Process Library that is specifically designed to provide services for higher education institutions.

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.

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