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Louisiana State Continuing Ed To Manage Programs with Jenzabar Software

Louisiana State University Continuing Education has selected Jenzabar Non-Traditional System (Jenzabar NTS) to consolidate various departmental administrative systems and to analyze student data for a better understanding of the university's non-traditional students. The software provides registration and course management functions, online registration, workflow, and features for marketing and tracking financial details.

Prior to selecting Jenzabar NTS, each program area at LSU Continuing Education was running on separate administrative systems that were tailored for specific program needs, making it difficult to analyze information across programs. During the selection process, LSU Continuing Education emphasized the importance of support for both its credit and non-credit programs and the capability to better identify, segment, and communicate with students.

"We chose the Jenzabar Non-Traditional System with the goal of consolidating our operations on a single platform," said Doug Weimer, executive director of LSU Continuing Education. "This administrative system is flexible enough to handle future growth and is the cost-effective solution to increase efficiencies among offices."

With the new application, students will receive a tailored and personalized experience based on their history, interest, and demographics. Faculty can use the software to obtain student data and determine how to best communicate and interact with each person. Jenzabar NTS will also allow users to set up new sections of course offerings in real time, accommodate flexible course dates, and audit financial, enrollment, and academic transactions.

LSU Continuing Education provides courses each year to 36,000 students.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.

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