Today’s students are more easily discouraged than those of previous generations. If they take a course or two they didn’t need, they may drop out. But even though they are less resilient, they’re also more tech savvy and expect communication to be fairly instantaneous. Students don’t use email. They text you at 2 a.m. when they are studying to ask questions.
Governance is an essential part of your institution, but is your current methodology as beneficial and productive as it could be? Nothing is perfect, but when your board, president, administrators and faculty are on the same page, the possibilities for your institution are endless.
What keeps your institution running day after day, year after year? Students and infrastructure are a huge part of your ecosystem, but few resources are as critical to your success as top-notch faculty and staff.
Colleges and universities have a reputation for being decentralized, with many departments operating independently of one another. This decentralized structure has arguably been nurtured for decades in support of faculty independence and the resulting academic freedom that drives new thinking and research. That’s the good news.
Payroll management is tricky business. College HR staff have to make numerous records and calculations each pay cycle, so an antiquated system is a drain on valuable time and resources.
After months of research, your institution has finally made the decision to invest in a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) tool. If used right, the technology promises to help your institution optimize every facet of its business.
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.
A successful ERP implementation is less about software—assuming the technology is integrated the right way, it will do its job—and more about ensuring your institution, particularly your people, are positioned to help your college achieve its goals.