At the heart of Cal Poly's high-tech recruiting strategy is a mission to communicate with students on their own time and using their own tools. So the California institution is continually evolving its recruitment practices with technologies ranging from customized student "VIP" microsites to mobile device-augmented campus tours.
State budget cuts are hammering higher education. CT looks at three public schools that are using proven IT tools to help weather the storm.
University ASPs can benefit both the host institution and smaller client colleges, but there's a cloud on the horizon.
The Houston Community College System is operationally decentralized, with six colleges and 26 campuses spread out across 660 square miles. With faculty and staff running their own reports in different formats using data from various sources and time periods, it was not uncommon last year to find six different versions of the same report. HCC’s Vice Chancellor of Information Technology explains how a BI solution implemented in the past year has provided centralized online reporting, a dashboard, and consistent information for better decision making.
SunGard Higher Education has launched a new business intelligence product in its Banner line specifically to help institutional customers analyze and report on the results of their retention programs.
Edison State College has added Higher One's CASHNet ePayment to allow students to make electronic payments.
The California Community College system is turning to business process management software to streamline the work behind issuing grants to schools to help students in healthcare fields.
Purdue University Libraries has adopted an application to track and help it analyze how its resources are being used--including those that are digital.
SunGard Higher Education has introduced a repository where customers can share functional enhancements, scripts, tools, and other contributions with each other. The Shared Code Repository is part of SunGard's Community Source Initiative and will include contributions from the company as well.
Three institutions created their own customized programs to keep at-risk freshmen in school, with positive results.