In response to rapid technology shifts, IT's role on campus is changing. How CIOs adapt to the new reality will determine whether their organizations remain viable and valuable, or see their relevance slowly diminish.
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Tiffin University has deployed a virtual student orientation program that, starting with the school's distance learning population, will allow the Tiffin staff to "be more efficient and effective and to provide more convenience to our students," the school said.
Schools see valuable opportunities in moving course evaluations online, but only if they can raise student-participation levels.
As part of its effort to improve graduation and retention rates, Becker College has adopted a hosted early alert tool and a case management system from Starfish Retention Solutions.
Leads360 has released Dial-IQ Inbound and Dial-IQ Multi-line for college and university admissions departments.
Higher education enterprise software and services developer Jenzabar has launched a new enrollment management solution, Jenzabar Recruitment Manager.
When funding levels are reduced, IT leadership struggles to find ways to continue delivering expected levels of service and support. Joe Traino, CTO at Coconino Community College in Arizona, says that while the current economic environment seems daunting, creative strategies and partnerships will help IT departments run the institution's technology infrastructure more efficiently without reducing services--and may even present opportunities for new resources and services.
Boilerplate equipment warranties are giving way to negotiated agreements that give institutions the ability to manage their IT operations more efficiently and strategically.