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2012 ECAR Study of Analytics in Higher Education

This research assesses the current state of analytics in higher ed, outlines the challenges and barriers to using analytics, and develops a maturity index to provide a common means of assessing progress in analytics.

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Achieving Gold Standard Document Retention and Security

College and university records administrators are increasingly under the gun to meet regulatory and compliance mandates pertaining to document retention and security. This would be no big deal if they just had to track and control a couple of documents (and if these documents were all pretty much the same) but of course, this is hardly the case.

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Putting an End to the Wrestling Match

Although the medical school’s old system of managing records with paper spreadsheets and custom databases was working fine, keeping things current did depend on programmer availability, says Monica Baccardax, IT project manager for the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University Medical School, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. And even when all systems were “go,” staying on top of the paper flow was time-consuming.

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Simplifying a Complex, Challenging Task

Imagine the life of a university or college records manager or compliance officer. Facing an almost uncountable number of federal and state document management requirements that grow more complex by the day, they’re somehow expected to stay on top of these regulations, and to ensure that every document accurately adheres to them. Any failure to do so puts a university system at a high risk of being out of compliance.

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Achieving Gold Standard Document Retention and Security

A records management system in full compliance with two important certifications delivers document security and peace of mind to university records administrators.

College and university records administrators are increasingly under the gun to meet regulatory and compliance mandates pertaining to document retention and security. This would be no big deal if they just had to track and control a couple of documents (and if these documents were all pretty much the same) but of course, this is hardly the case.

Putting an End to the Wrestling Match

Thanks to Laserfiche, Dalhousie University Medical School pins record-keeping headaches to the mat, achieving efficiencies and clarifying responsibilities.

Although the medical school’s old system of managing records with paper spreadsheets and custom databases was working fine, keeping things current did depend on programmer availability, says Monica Baccardax, IT project manager for the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University Medical School, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. And even when all systems were “go,” staying on top of the paper flow was time-consuming.

Simplifying a Complex, Challenging Task

University records managers must adhere to countless federal and state regulations; Laserfiche provides the tools that help them effortlessly maintain compliance.

Imagine the life of a university or college records manager or compliance officer. Facing an almost uncountable number of federal and state document management requirements that grow more complex by the day, they’re somehow expected to stay on top of these regulations, and to ensure that every document accurately adheres to them. Any failure to do so puts a university system at a high risk of being out of compliance.

The ABCs of TDABC

Universities face a conundrum: Funding for higher education is on the decline, but enrollment is at an all time high—how can they do more with less? One answer may be Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing (TDABC). It’s a system to discern and analyze costs and compare this to what is driving demand. For example, a finance officer may know how much certain departments spend on which vendors, but not have the ability to align shared services (duplicate services or programs) between those departments.

Campus Planners: Find Your Mojo

This fall, along with moving its Planning for Higher Education journal from print to completely online, the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) is introducing The Campus-Space MOJO (Multilevel Online Journal Odyssey).

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More than 275 Universities Around the World Use Splunk® to Achieve Operational Intelligence

Higher education solves complex IT infrastructure and security challenges with Splunk

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