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How Florida State University Established an Effective Energy Conservation Program

For the second year in a row, Florida State University has been named 2014’s “Most Efficient High Quality University in the Country” by U.S. News & World Report. Establishing an effective energy conservation program was one of many key elements that allowed the university to attain national recognition for efficiency.

Process simplification has been key in maintaining FSU’s status as a national leader in conservation.

Look to the On-Demand Model for Higher Education to Weather the Storm

Colleges and universities are facing tremendous headwinds today. Competition is increasing as more institutions compete for fewer applicants.

6 Academic Video Tips That Help You Out-recruit, Outperform and Out-retain: Strategies from University of Maryland Dental

Effective use of video can transform teaching and learning

When a student gets accepted to a top-10 ranked program like the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, they’re entering the most challenging, rigorous educational environment they’ll ever experience

Achieving Operational Excellence through Innovative IT Strategies

Becoming more efficient and focusing on your constituents with ERP

Institutions are under increasing pressure to provide more services, despite reduced operating budgets and elusive funding, and amid calls to hold down tuition. To meet these challenges, leading institutions are combining innovative approaches to technology and strategy by moving to the cloud, adopting managed services and focusing on strategic planning.

IT: Mobilizing Your Campus Ecosystem

Keys to developing an engaging campus mobile app

Students and faculty at higher education institutions prefer to access information about courses and the campus community on-the-go. And the best mobile apps are seamlessly integrated with all of an institution’s information infrastructure. This web seminar, originally broadcast on May 6, 2014, featured an enrollment administrator who discussed the major considerations when connecting the campus app to LMS and other systems, and keeping students and staff consistently engaged.

Best Practices for Going Paperless in Higher Ed

Keys to effective electronic document management

Complying with recordkeeping laws and information security requirements can be made easier with electronic document management. This is critical for higher ed institutions that are struggling to do more with less. This web seminar, originally broadcast on April 22, 2014, featured leaders from the Washington Student Achievement Council, a state agency working with colleges and universities to expand access to higher education in Washington.

The Perfect Payment Plan and Tracking Pending Aid

Developing consistent payment plan policies, processes and procedures

Dealing with covering financial shortfalls in student packages, managing tuition refunds and providing excellent customer support with small staffs are common problems business offices face. This web seminar, originally broadcast on May 8, 2014, featured a financial leader who explained how her institution adapted department policies as enrollment continued to rise. She also discussed the positive impact that providing payment plan options to students and pending aid tracking had on her institution.

Designing AV Interfaces to Support Classroom Instruction

User-friendly, Consistent and Reliable Technology Facilitates Active Learning Environments

We want to ensure the technology does not cause any disruption to instruction. We want the equipment to always be working, and if there are problems, we want to find them before the faculty do.

Give students an education on how to pay for one

The American Dream is an enduring ethos in the United States.

Why ‘One Size Does Not Fit All’ in Student Risk Prediction and Retention Strategies

How regular monitoring and adjustments can have a positive impact on student retention rates

The goal of retaining students—and seeing them through to degree completion—has become the focus of numerous research initiatives, articles, technology solutions and intervention strategies.

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