This Week in Review – June 4th to June 10th

Conferencing - Trent University

Panopto Decommission

Trent University has selected YuJa Enterprise Video platform as a replacement for the Panopto WebCasting system which has been entirely removed as of May 28th.

The University has been working to convert Panopto content to YuJa as well as integrate YuJa into their environment; a process which has now been concluded.

Source: Trent University News

ePortfolio - Henderson State University

Henderson State Partners with Portfolium for Assessment & Co-Curricular Learning

Henderson State University is implementing Portfolium as a 3-dimensional transcript that will combine non-academic experiences with formal assessments of in-class learning. This is intended to help student showcase their learning from outside of the classroom to employers as they venture into the career marketplace. The University will then leverage analytics to measure the impact on student employment rates within 6 months of graduation.

Source: Markets Insider

Student Information System - Research College of Nursing

Jenzabar Student Information System Continues to Saturate the Higher Ed Market

Research College of Nursing in Kansas City, MO has selected Jenzabar SONIS for their student information system.

Jenzabar SONIS is a robust and flexible student information system that will help improve efficiencies for the research college as well as provide them with integrated services from admissions to course management.

Source: benzinga

Online Program Management - Paul Quinn College

Paul Quinn College Partners with Instructional Design Pioneer to Scale Urban Work College

Paul Quinn College today announced a partnership with iDesign, an instructional design firm. This collaboration will improve both access and affordability for students, 90% of whom are Pell Grant eligible, by making general education courses available online.

The institution's partnership with iDesign emphasizes entrepreneurship and job opportunity, giving busy students the flexibility to earn a degree while gaining valuable work experience.

Source: Cision PR Newswire

Textbooks - Texas State University

Follett Inc to Take Over Operation of University Bookstore

A lease contract is being negotiated between Texas State University's Bookstore and Follett Inc., thus changing the internal management of the bookstore to a third party. This should allow for better pricing and a better availability of textbooks.

“Follett will introduce many new programs that will save students and their families money on course materials and support faculty goals,” said Alan Stratman, vice president of marketing at Follet Inc.

Source: The University Star


Slater Named Interim CIO

Western Illinois University has named Rebecca Slater, current director of University Technology-User Support Services as interim Chief Information Officer /Executive Director of University Technology effective July 1.

"Rebecca's expertise brings a history of broad experience. Her ability to balance customer needs with the realities of technology, risk management and compliance, as well as business continuity will enable her to provide sound guidance and oversight of University Technology," says Interim Provost and Academic Vice President Kathy Neumann.

Source: Western Illinois University News


University of New England Upgrades IT Leadership Role

The University of New England (UNE) is on the hunt for someone to lead its Information Technology Services Directorate.

Former UNE director, information technology, Robert Irving, departed in January. A university spokesperson said the vacant role had been reclassified to chief information officer “to reflect the increased demands of the role brought about by the university’s increasingly multifaceted information technology environment.”

A five-year contract is being offered by the University.

Source: Computerworld