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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.

Secure e-payment system streamlines commerce for students at Washington institution

With the CASHNet® Mobile Payments App from Higher One, purchasing can be done anywhere, anytime at Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University is a private Jesuit institution with 7,400 students in Spokane, Washington. From club events to games played by its renowned men’s and women’s basketball teams, there is always something happening on campus. However, until eight years ago there was no secure, hosted environment where students, staff and visitors could purchase tickets to these events with a credit or debit card.

LECOM provides entire student body unprecedented protection

Student Protection Plus™ delivers travel assistance, balanced life assistance and life insurance

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) has launched a proactive approach to three pressing issues facing students, and they’re ready to share their strategy. When one exceptional LECOM student was lost too soon due to a cancer diagnosis, administrators recognized that there was a set of needs their students have that were not being met.

Creating a Communications Strategy For An Online Program

Fostering Student Success by Enhancing the Online Experience

Online education is an increasingly common strategy for growing enrollment, improving retention and expanding course offerings to students outside of the traditional on-campus setting. However, an important but often overlooked consideration of any online strategy needs to be the “customer experience” for online students, beginning at the potential-student stage and continuing post-graduation.

The New Career Roadmap: How Colleges Can Help Students Build the Skills for Success

Keys to giving students an education that ensures success in their careers

Committed to being a true partner to colleges and universities by supporting student success, Barnes & Noble College recently partnered with Why Millennials Matter to launch a national study on the state of student career preparation and student perceptions about careers after college. In this web seminar, originally broadcast on October 23, 2014, attendees learned the key findings from the survey related to the career preparation roadmap, the skills that today’s employers are looking for, and how schools can help their students build these skills needed for success.

Projectors facilitate learning in smart classrooms at Minnesota university

With a variety of models, Sony serves all of St. Cloud State University’s projector needs

Back in 1991, St. Cloud State University in Minnesota had only three classrooms outfitted with projectors. Now the 16,000-student university has built nearly 200 “smart classrooms” with projectors hooked up to laptops at instructor workstations. The vast majority of those projectors are Sony models. “Sony makes a wide range of workhorse projectors,” says Kelly Larson, electronic classroom specialist at St. Cloud. “They are at the right price point for us, and quite easy and quick to set up.”

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