This Week In Review – June 24th to June 30th

As the news cycle always slows down during the summer months, we will do the same with This Week in Review and only publish our newsletter every second week. Our next publication will thus be on July 14th.

Alumni Relations - The University of Holy Cross

The University of Holy Cross Selects Encompass from iModules as Its Alumni Engagement and Giving Solution

In order to develop a deeper connection with its alumni, the University of Holy Cross selected iModules’ integrated platform, Encompass. As a as partner for digital engagement, Encompass shall enhance strategic as well as data-driven marketing decisions, hence allowing the alumni association of the university to embark on a new capital campaign.

Source: Markets Insider

Human Resources/Payroll - Savannah-Chatham County School Board

Savannah-Chatham Schools to Upgrade Computer System

After dropping its support maintenance contract for its antiquated payroll, budgeting and data management system, the Savannah-Chatham County school board chose Tyler Technologies system to improve efficiencies for the school district.

“I understand this comes with a large price tag, but brings us into the 21st century. I think our staff, faculty, students and all constituents will be better served having a system that actually runs on Windows,” said the Chief Data and Accountability Division Officer David Feliciano.

Source: Savannah Morning News

Library Information System - CCT College Dublin

Digital Commons at CCT College Dublin

CCT College Dublin has just acquired Digital Commons as its new institutional repository. This acquisition is part of the College’s 2020 Strategic Plan “to progress excellence in innovation, knowledge transfer and reputation in an international higher education landscape.”

Source: The Library Association of Ireland

Online Program Management - Youngstown State University

Youngstown State to Expand Online Programs with New Partnership

Youngstown State University has entered into a new partnership with Texas-based Academic Partnerships. Academic Partnerships will help market not only two existing programs but seven new online education master's programs aiming to expand the demand and enrolment in online programs.

Source: Crain’s Cleveland Business

Textbooks - SUNY SYSTEM

SUNY Invests in OER Systemwide at No Cost to Students

In an effort to support wide-scale adoption of open educational resources (OER) across the system, the State University of New York signed a three-year agreement with Lumen Learning. Lumen shall provide a wide array of tools and services such as digital courseware, an OER efficacy research tool and help-desk support which will help raise awareness about OER and its benefits to faculty and students.

Sources: Campus Technology | Inside Higher Ed | Lumen Newsletter