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Healthy, convenient campus dining options made easy at California State University, Northridge

Subway franchise brings benefits for students, faculty, and the institution

For the leadership of California State University, Northridge (CSUN), providing a wide variety of dining options has always been an important part of serving the campus community, which is located in the San Fernando Valley. With 38,000 students and more than 4,000 faculty and staff, the sheer size of the university could create a big enough challenge by itself, but the demographics of the community make selecting campus restaurants even more daunting.

Integrated e-commerce system streamlines processes for finance staff

TouchNet U.Commerce® simplifies payments and refunds at Tennessee Technological University

Tennessee Technological University is known for being cutting-edge when it comes to STEM subjects. Many of its 11,349 students major in highly technical subjects such as engineering. Until 2006, however, how the institution’s finance department managed payments was not cutting-edge. “We had been cutting a lot of paper checks and wasting a lot of time in processing,” says Matt Smith, associate bursar.

Partnership reduces costs and increases sustainability at Alberta institution

Waste Management provides expertise to help Southern Alberta Institute of Technology become a waste diversion leader

With over 15,000 regular students and a campus that spans 96 acres, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary produces a significant amount of waste. “In late 2008, as part of a campus expansion project, we sought a more sustainable approach to our daily operations management practices,” says John Millington, manager of facilities operations and campus expansion projects. “We knew to meet the goals of that plan, we needed a new partner that would focus on waste diversion and sustainability.”

Mobile application allows students to connect to large campus from anywhere

Campus Guide Plus from AT&T gives University of Illinois at Chicago students one-stop access to campus information

With over 25,000 students, the University of Illinois at Chicago is the largest university in the greater Chicago area. Its urban setting just west of the Loop means it is an important part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of the city. With such a campus, the institution’s leaders knew that students, staff and visitors would need a singular place to access directional and other information.

University strategically partners with a cooperative for technology purchases

E&I’s GovConnection contract delivers major savings and increased services for Auburn University

The IT team at Auburn University in Alabama purchases a large amount of computers and related technology to serve the 25,000 students and numerous faculty and staff that use the institution’s facilities and infrastructure. This is an expensive undertaking, especially considering it wasn’t until 2009 that Alabama law permitted the use of cooperatives for purchasing.

Large-screen displays and video walls enhance gathering spaces on campus

Wharton School partners with NEC Display and Video Visions to update presentation technology

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education for its 5,000 students. Jon M. Huntsman Hall is Wharton’s newest and biggest building. A colloquium located on the eighth floor incorporates a video wall, but needed an upgrade after five years. The room can host as many as 150 people and is used most often as a social gathering space, as well as for hosting presentations, dinners and conferences.

Thought Leadership Q&A: Cyndie Schmeiser, College Board Chief of Assessment

How did plans to redesign the SAT® come about?

Partnership in profile: Follett includeED

Course materials are essential to success in the classroom. As the cost of education continues to rise, many students are struggling to pay for their materials, and some even choose to go without them. At Southeastern University, Follett’s includED® program integrated the cost of textbooks and materials for all mathematics courses into tuition, ensuring that students are ready with everything they need on the first day of class.

THE CHALLENGE
At Southeastern University, a persistent problem facing the mathematics department was many students were not able to purchase all required course materials by the first day of class. Many students had to wait until they had the money to purchase their textbooks. As a result, it was difficult for professors to start teaching and for students to begin learning. Some students would not acquire the correct materials until a few weeks into classes, at which point they were so far behind they would drop the class.

Comprehensive online billing system affords students at Texas college flexibility around tuition payments

Nelnet Business Solutions’ Enterprise eBilling & ePayment system streamlines payment process at Blinn College

Like any large community college, Blinn College in Texas processes and tracks thousands of student bills each semester. With over 19,300 registered students spread over 4 campuses, Blinn takes in tens of millions of dollars in tuition payments every year. “With so many students, billing get complicated,” says Jeff Cermin, executive director of business services at Blinn. To improve the billing process, since 2002 Blinn has partnered with Nelnet Business Solutions to offer e-payment options to its students.

Cloud-based ERP part of holistic IT strategy at Michigan college

Baker College partners with Jenzabar to solve ongoing IT challenges

Baker College is the largest independent not-for-profit college in Michigan and one of the ten largest private colleges in the country, with over 28,000 students across nine campuses, multiple extension campuses and an online program, including its flagship campus in Flint. Managing institutional data and IT systems at such a large college could be challenging in even the best situation, but until 2013, the college was using a cumbersome system developed in-house, which made things even more difficult.

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