This Week in Review – Sept. 3rd to Sept. 9th

General News

The PIEoneer Awards 2017 – Who Made the Shortlist?

“I knew we wanted to showcase the projects and achievements that we get excited about every week in our coverage on The PIE News,” says managing director Amy Baker. “But I also wanted us to be a connector, to bring together the exciting people that we all know, but who might not know each other.”

Creating categories that did justice to the all the sectors’ players was a mighty task. The end result was 12 award categories, which received more than 300 entry submissions from 39 countries.

Sources: The PIE NewsThe PIE Partnership

Adaptive Learning Platform

Augusta U Invests in Assessment and E-Portfolio Tool

Augusta University is rolling out learning assessment technology from Chalk & Wire to evaluate student achievement and meet accreditation requirements. The institution's College of Education and Office of Experiential Learning are using the company's CWPro product for a variety of assessment and e-portfolio needs.

"Chalk & Wire offers many different layers of reliable academic assessment data for measuring student performance, as well as how the College of Education is progressing at the course level and program level," said Judi Wilson, associate dean of the College of Education at Augusta University.

Sources: Campus Technology | prwebTopix

Data Management

California State University Selects Unisys Analytics-based Hybrid-Cloud Solution to Transform University-wide Delivery of Institutional Services

Unisys Corporation announced that the California State University (CSU), the largest four-year public university in the United States, has selected the company to implement a secure, system-wide hybrid cloud designed to expand options for services to students, faculty and staff; enhance operational efficiency; and reduce costs.

"The Unisys solution creates a secure, analytics-driven cloud environment to integrate our information resources to develop and deliver more innovative educational and administrative services across all 23 campuses quickly and cost-efficiently," said Steve Relyea, executive vice chancellor and chief financial officer for the CSU.

Sources: Markets InsiderUnisys | TheStreet | PR Newswire Association

ERP (SIS, HR, Finance)

Campus Management Partners with California Western School of Law to Bolster Recruitment and Administrative Processes

In order to transform their business operations to focus intently on attracting creative, judicious-minded students who are committed to improving society through legal application, California Western School of Law selected Campus Management's administrative solutions – CampusNexus® Student and CampusNexus Finance, HR & Payroll in the CampusNexus Cloud.

"With Campus Management, we not only gain a cutting-edge, flexible architecture to successfully engage with these students but also a true partner who understands our unwavering pledge to student growth and achievement." (Niels B. Schaumann, President and Dean at the California Western School of Law)

Sources: cision PR NewswireCrossroads Today

Financial Systems

Indiana University Selects Chrome River to Streamline Expense Management

Indiana University (IU) has selected Chrome River EXPENSE to increase the efficiency of its expense management processes across all eight campuses. Chrome River will integrate with IU’s Kuali Financial System, as well as its travel booking solutions and U.S. Bank procurement and travel card program, giving travel and payments administrators the ability to streamline processes for accounting reconciliation, reimbursements and card payments.

“After a thorough RFP process, Chrome River EXPENSE was selected because it will seamlessly integrate with the Kuali Financial System used by IU, and will allow us to streamline our processes through automation, while at the same time strengthen policy compliance and internal controls,” said Jill Schunk, IU’s chief procurement officer.

Sources: Business WireCampus Technology


Canvas to replace Blackboard as new learning management system

This fall, as students return to the University of St. Thomas, their classes won’t be the only thing changing; The Blackboard Learn platform is being replaced with a new learning management system: Canvas.

“The feedback we got during the pilot from students was ‘this is great, it makes sense, just do it,’” said Eric Larson, an instructional systems consultant based in the STELAR Center.

Source: TommieMedia

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