Industry News

West Virginia University has been awarded $1 million from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Scholarly Communications and Information Technology program to develop a new academic publishing platform for mixed-media and print-based scholarship materials.

1/12/2015

H.R. 30 would change how penalties are imposed under the Affordable Care Act on employers that do not offer insurance (or offer insurance that does not meet certain criteria) and that have at least one full-time employee receiving a subsidy through a health insurance exchange.

1/9/2015

McGraw-Hill Education introduced the newest version of SmartBook, the company's adaptive reading platform, which helps students study more effectively and efficiently by guiding them through a personalized study experience that adapts to their needs and focuses their attention on what they need to learn the most.

1/9/2015

CampusBooks.com, a textbook price comparison website, announces their new “Buy vs. Rent” price prediction tool that helps students decide with confidence whether they should buy or rent based on current price and future estimated value.

1/9/2015

The University of California, Berkeley upgraded to Oracle’s PeopleSoft Financials 9.2 and implemented PeopleSoft Grants to achieve greater visibility into collections and spending.

1/9/2015

Aspen Group, Inc., a nationally accredited online postsecondary education company, announced that it has completed the migration to D2L’s (formerly Desire2Learn) integrated learning platform (ILP), Brightspace.

1/8/2015

In 2013, President Obama and President Peña Nieto announced the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research to expand opportunities for educational exchanges, scientific research partnerships and cross-border innovation.

1/8/2015

School officials are working with industry partners to expand the opportunities available to Ivy Tech students by securing internships. Honda Manufacturing of Indiana has agreed to offer two paid internship opportunities beginning in January, joining other local industries Aisin, NTN Driveshaft, Caltherm and Ryobi in this program.

1/8/2015

Rapid Insight Inc., the provider of easy to use predictive analytic and data blending software, announced the rollout of its predictive modeling educational video series.

1/8/2015

Huron Consulting Group, a provider of business consulting services, announced that the company’s efacs software has been selected as a University Business Readers’ Choice Top Product.

1/7/2015

Purdue University will partner with edX, the nonprofit learning destination founded by MIT and Harvard, through a two-year agreement to begin offering a lineup of selected Purdue courses to anyone anytime with an Internet connection.

1/7/2015

CAMS Enterprise, the enterprise resource planning software for higher education from Three Rivers Systems, has been selected as a University Business Readers’ Choice Top Product for 2014.

1/7/2015

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education, with the Information Network of Arkansas, announced the launch of a new “College for You” financial aid website.

1/6/2015

Inceptia’s Default Prevention Outreach service has been recognized a second year in a row for making a positive difference on college campuses by the higher education leaders who named it to University Business’ “Readers’ Choice Top Products” for 2014.

1/6/2015

Sparkroom Marketing Software was named a University Business (UB) Readers' Choice Top Product for 2014, announced online and in the January 2015 issue of University Business. Winners were selected by UB editors based on highest proportion of nominations and best descriptions from higher education leaders.

1/6/2015

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