Administrative/Business Tools


Tuition Cuts Less Effective than Increased College Spending for Retention

In a recent study, researchers found that increased institutional spending led to higher persistence in enrollment of students and to greater degree completion than tuition reductions.

MIT Pilots Digital Diplomas Based on Bitcoin's Blockchain

Dubbed Blockcerts Wallet, the app allows students to share a tamper-proof diploma with employers, schools, friends or family.



Scholarship Service Enters Beta Outside of U Arizona

Seven years after the service was launched, ScholarshipUniverse is finally getting the chance to be tested by more institutions than the one where it was created. Four schools, including Oregon State University, will be joining a "beta" network to act as advisory partners.

Chapman University Rolls Out Marketplace for Student-to-Student Commerce

At Chapman University, students can buy and sell products with each other via a new online marketplace powered by Ulyngo.

Adams State U Intros Digital Award Letters to Simplify Financial Aid

Adams State University is streamlining the financial aid process for students and families with a digital award letter system from CampusLogic.

U North Texas Rolls Out Career Development Tools for Students

This fall, students at the University of North Texas have access to new tools for career development, searching for jobs and showcasing skills.

Cornell U Merges Teaching Excellence, Academic Tech Units

Cornell University has recently reorganized part of its provost's office to bring together faculty development and instructional technology.

Online Hub Offers Complete Picture of Higher Ed Finance

Individuals can access a few resources on the project website, including an overview of the total investment in higher ed that draws from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Survey, U.S. Treasury reports for federal taxes, and other data.

Community College Students Now Eligible for Micro-scholarships

Raise.me, a performance-based scholarship platform that helps high school students raise funding for college, is now open to community college students interested in transferring to four-year institutions.

University of Maryland Deploys Spend Management Tools

The University of Maryland, College Park is rolling out a suite of spend management tools from cloud-based e-procurement provider ESM.

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