This Week in Review – November 12th to November 18th

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Small Institutions are First to Move to Cloud-Based SIS

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Why would smaller schools be early adopters?  Reasons vary by institutions, but here are many of the reasons that we have heard from our clients...

Source: LISTedTECH

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Florida School District Reassesses Troubled ERP Project

An ERP project for the Manatee County school district which started with an estimated budget of $9.8 million in 2016 is now estimated at $27 million and is still growing.

While it is said that an overhaul of the current system's software system will require additional time and money, technical problems as well as poor management and misconduct, seem to be part of the equation.

Source: government technology

Learning Management System - Rutgers University

Sakai, Blackboard To Be Phased Out as Rutgers Selects Canvas for Official Software

With the aim of enhancing the educational experience at Rutgers, the University selected Canvas as its new learning management system (LMS). However, the transition to this LMS will take a few years, the university stating that users will continue to have access to Blackboard for the next three years.

“The move from multiple systems to a single, universitywide LMS will foster collaboration, reduce complexity and simplify the learning and teaching experience for Rutgers students and faculty,” said Michele Norin, senior vice president, and chief information officer.

Source: The Daily Targum(student editing)

Textbooks - Cengage Unlimited - University of Missouri System

University of Missouri System Chooses Cengage Unlimited Subscriptions to Save Students Money on Course Materials

Beginning in January 2019, the University of Missouri System will be offering Cengage Unlimited subscriptions to all students enrolled in Cengage courses.

"We're fully engaged on battling the problem of student debt," said University of Missouri System President Mun Choi. The subscription will save the average University of Missouri student $75 or more each semester.

Source: Boston Business Journal

LEADERSHIP

Lynn University Appoints Christian Boniforti as Chief Strategy and Technology Officer

Christian Boniforti will become Lynn University's first chief strategy and technology officer (CSTO).

As CSTO, Boniforti will focus on organizational strategy, helping Lynn deliver measurable, cost-effective results to make the Lynn 2025 strategy a reality.

Source: Markets Insider

Miami Chooses David Seidl as New IT VP and CIO

David Seidl was selected as Miami University’s new vice president of the Department of Information Technology, mainly for his extensive experience with computing in higher education.

Seidl, who will be arriving in December, says he is both honored and delighted to serve the Miami family.

Source: The Miami Student (student editing)

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