This Week in Review – August 13th to August 19th


1 in 5 Grant Management Systems are Homegrown

Why would an institution choose to build a homegrown system? And why would that answer be different for one specific product within the realm of higher education systems?

Let's delve into that conundrum for a moment.

Source: LISTedTECH

Advising and Degree Audit - Queensland University of Technology 

Queensland University of Technology to Modernize Business Processes with Appian Cloud Platform

Appian will work with Queensland University of Technology to roll out new enterprise applications on the Appian Cloud Platform.

The University will use Appian to digitize and streamline processes, providing a simple, intuitive interface which should improve student and staff experience.

Source: Globe Newswire

Conferencing - Penn State

Penn State to Adopt Kaltura as its Media Management and Streaming Platform

Starting August 20th, Kaltura, a media management and streaming platform will work with Zoom, Penn State's conferencing system, to provide Penn Staters with a complete conferencing and streaming solution to replace Adobe Connect.

Adobe Connect service will not be disrupted while media is being copied over to Kaltura, and users do not need to take any action to move or copy content.

Source: Penn State News

Enterprise Performance Management - Abu Dhabi University 

New Oracle Cloud Solution Helps ADU Integrate Budget Analysis and Execution

After a procurement process, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) settled on Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service, a cloud solution designed around enabling organizations to quickly adopt planning and budgeting applications.

Oracle Planning and Budgeting stood out based on its intuitive, role-based web and MS Office interfaces as well as its capability of offering a flexible 'what if' modeling system.


ePortfolio - La Roche College

La Roche College Chooses Portfolium to Assess GenEd Learning Outcomes

As part of the institution's First Year Experience, La Roche College chose Portfolium's Student Success platform to provide students with the ability to access a lifelong digital repository of curricular and co-curricular learning artifacts, all of which can be linked to identifiable hard and soft competency skills.

Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal


ePortfolio - University of the Ozarks

The University of the Ozarks Selects Portfolium's Student Success Platform

Portfolium has been chosen by the University of the Ozarks to help students validate and display skills gained in the classroom, and hence connect their curricular and co-curricular learning with career opportunities.

Source: Portfolium News

Online Program Management - Vanderbilt University

2U, Inc. Partners With Vanderbilt University School of Engineering to Deliver Engineering@Vanderbilt: Online Graduate Degrees in Computer Science and Engineering Management

2U announced it is partnering with Vanderbilt University School of Engineering to deliver Engineering@Vanderbilt.

Engineering@Vanderbilt will launch in 2019 and represents a new Domestic Graduate Program for 2U.

Source: MarketWatch


U of G Appoints New CIO

The University of Guelph has named Dave Whittle as its new associate vice-president and chief information officer (CIO).

“Dave brings continuity and innovation to this position. He possesses sound understanding of the University’s IT operations and of the transformative role of technology in higher education. This, coupled with his vision for expanding and enhancing our IT environment, makes him the ideal candidate,” said Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic).

Source: News U of Guelph

Polly Parnell to Assume New Role as Associate CIO

Polly Parnell, assistant vice chancellor for finance, has assumed a new role as associate chief information officer effective immediately.

"Polly has vast experience at the university which will enable her to bring clarity to how BASIS and UAConnect interface as we move toward increased coordination and integration with Workday," said Chris McCoy, vice chancellor for finance and administration.

Source: University of Arkansas News

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