Timothy Chester has been named vice president for information technology at the University of Georgia, becoming the first person to hold the title.
Software provider Campus Management has partnered with professional services firm EC Group, which will provide financial aid delivery and federal compliance consulting services.
U Georgia expects to bolster student services and tighten institutional processes with deployment of its new administrative system.
Villanova students get hands-on experience tackling real-world business issues, thanks to a new grant program that provides educators with free licenses of business intelligence software to use in their curriculum.
The University of Arizona designed a new system that helps UA students find scholarships and also streamlines the institution's process for awarding departmental scholarships.
Campus Technology 2012 keynote George Siemens says, "The changing way we create and share knowledge is at the core of what's driving education. It's not the fact that we have mobiles and the Web that requires education to change, but rather that we are using these technologies to begin circumventing existing knowledge processes. And what we do with knowledge determines the types of institutions we need." Here, Campus Technology asked Siemens for his perspectives on the groundswell of change apparent in higher education.
Case Western Reserve University will be implementing a $2 million to $2.8 million pre-award grant system to manage the processes involved in research proposal generation and submission as well as award management.
Universities must foster both discovery and commercialization.
An emphasis on the open sharing of ideas makes higher ed more vulnerable to network attacks than corporations. How can schools mitigate the risks while still preserving their academic freedom?
Retention and advising tools help students stay in school and graduate. But they can also be a boon to a school's bottom line.