This Week In Review - February 4th to February 10th
Hello Faculty Information Systems!
A few months ago, an acquaintance of mine sent me information about a company that I did not know. The company was selling a product called Faculty Information Systems. It wasn't a system category that we had been tracking and it looked to be a one-off product. Not wanting to create a new category for just one product, I asked him if he knew of other companies in this field. He sent me a few others and so this started our discovery of this new category.
The Data Problem In Higher Education
Matthew Mandich, VP at Info Tech Research Group, says that while more than half of CIOs believe their IT is well aligned with their business’ needs, only one third of their CEOs report the same. This discrepancy may stem at the executing level where half of the CEOs reported IT having a problem in this department while only ten percent of CIOs agreed.
Another important finding was that only a third of the chief academic officers report that their institution’s investment in ERP systems has been effective. A 2015 working group found that the perceived value of ERP systems comes from the degree to which they improve operations, compliance, and decision making, but these improvements come largely from redesigning business processes in ways enabled by ERP systems, not the systems themselves.
Customer Relationship Management - Indiana University
Indiana University to Manage Cross-Campus Graduate Enrollment with Liaison's UniCAS™
Indiana University (IU) will partner with Liaison International to implement Liaison's UniCAS as the university's admissions platform for graduate and professional school applications, starting in Fall 2019.
Adopting UniCAS should significantly streamline the application process for prospective IU students, applicants having access to all their applications on one standardized platform, as well as reducing administrative costs for the institution.
e-Portfolio - Swinburne University
Swinburne University of Technology in Australia Selects Portfolium to Increase Student Employability
Swinburne University of Technology has selected Portfolium’s ePortfolio and Assessment platform to help students showcase their academic work, experiences, and reflections in a lifelong learning ePortfolio to future employers, thus supplementing their traditional resumes.
Source: Portfolium News
ERP - Jenzabar - Texarkana College
Texas community college seeing significant annual return on investment with Jenzabar
After a thorough search, Texarkana leaders chose Jenzabar as their new ERP provider. By switching to Jenzabar One, the college would drastically not only cut hiring and operational costs but could also devote much fewer resources to recruiting and retaining top quality IT staff, which would then free up the IT staff to spend more of their time supporting faculty, staff and students.
Source: UB University Business
Learning Management System - Oconee County Schools
Oconee County Schools Expand Partnership with itslearning
Oconee County Schools (OCS) has chosen to expand its partnership with itslearning after successfully piloting the company's LMS last year.
OCS ultimately chose the LMS for its robust content management and extensive library of more than 5 million carefully vetted K-12 resources as well as its customizable course templates that can be easily replicated and shared. By the fall of 2019, this initiative will encompass all schools and grade levels.
Source: Markets Insider
Online Program Management - Yeshiva University
Noodle Partners Works with Yeshiva University to Offer Online Degrees
Noodle Partners will partner with Yeshiva University’s Katz School of Science and Health and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law to launch three online master’s degrees in Fall 2019.
The centerpiece of Noodle Partners and YU’s partnership is the Convertible Revenue Share (CRS) model, a first in the OPM industry, which consists of Noodle Partners funding the program and then charging a small management fee once its initial investment is recouped versus taking a percent of the initial revenue.
Online Program Management - Northwestern University
2U, Inc. Partners With Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management to Deliver New Online Short Courses
2U, Inc. announced a new partnership with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University to deliver two online short courses. The business-focused short courses will provide executives with in-demand career skills and are expected to launch in October 2019.
Source: Cision PR Newswire
QUT poaches Metro North Hospital CIO
The Queensland University of Technology has revealed Cathy Ford as its new chief information officer. Ford joins the university from Brisbane’s Metro North Hospital and Health Service, where she led IT since December 2017. In her new position, she will be responsible for the creation and execution of the university’s Digital Strategy as well as building on the institution’s current efforts to innovate in its virtual and physical learning and research environments.