As pressure mounts to increase completion rates and forge clearer pathways from a college education to a successful career, administrators are less concerned about throwing open their doors and more focused on identifying students whose goals align with the mission and values of the institution. Fortunately, the process for recruiting those best-fit students is getting easier, thanks in large part to technology.
With all the talk about transparency and accountability in higher education, one might think the decision to invest in a comprehensive ERP system — a system that streamlines efficiencies and enables administrators to track all manner of data from one end of the institution to the other — would be a no-brainer.
There’s not an administrator among us who wouldn’t like to close his or her eyes and pretend for a second that the threat of campus data breaches is a nightmare the world will eventually wake up from.
The cloud has quickly evolved from a trendy buzzword into a critical asset for college and university IT departments. While administrators have wisely approached the cloud with caution in the past, the trend is clear: More institutions are adopting cloud services to address very specific challenges.
We live in a mobile world. But is your college truly ready to serve the needs of today’s on-the-go student?
No institution’s IT environment is 100 percent safe. There will always be some risk in submitting and sharing information online. But that doesn’t mean colleges and universities can’t do more to reduce that risk — and keep their reputations intact.
With so many students moving at warp speed, educational institutions need to be able to deliver services and information through any device, be it a smartphone, a tablet, or a laptop. Smart administrators know that they need more than a mobile solution for their institution; they need a mobile strategy designed to meet, and exceed, students’ expectations.
Before you invest in new software for your campus, make sure it’s built from the ground up to meet the needs of today’s mobile user. Here are a few tips for distinguishing between mobile-compatible and mobile-first.
With so many potential online touch points, institutions have to do a better job of meeting current and prospective students where they are.
Want to ensure your systems are in tip-top shape for the early fall semester rush? Here are 11 changes you should consider today—as in, right now.