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Providers on how colleges could better utilize kiosks

July, 2018

Why are kiosks important on campuses and how can colleges better use the technology?

Kiosk conveniences at colleges

July, 2018

From wayfinding to making appointments to payment transactions, students and others move through their busy days with the assistance of interactive electronic kiosks.

Leveraging tech for learning and college administration

January, 2018
Significant technology investment areas anticipated for 2018

An increase in technology spending is the gift that about 4 in 10 campus technology administrators are unwrapping to start the new year. Sixteen percent of the 96 respondents to a UB survey, however, must deal with a decrease in spending.

How higher education is learning to grow

December, 2017
Michael S. Zetlin is a founding partner of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, specializing in construction and contract litigation. Ramsen Youash is an associate with Zetlin & De Chiara’s New York office.

More colleges are turning toward a public-private partnership (P3) model—a practice common in Europe and Australia—to fund new infrastructure or upgrade existing buildings.

Binghamton University builds the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator

October, 2017
SUSTAINABLE SPOTLIGHT—The incubator’s design incorporates natural lighting, and occupancy sensors are used to help save energy. The building location and exterior provide for optimal solar orientation.

Binghamton University has extended its reach to the business sector with the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and startup companies.

Sponsored Content

Colorado Mesa University’s new campus ID platform tracks the most popular items in the dining hall, but more importantly, it tracks when students aren’t making it to the dining hall in the first place.

What is the state of unstructured data on college campuses today?

There is a huge proliferation of information produced, from emails to applications for financial aid and dorm rooms. Gartner estimates that upward of 80 percent of enterprise data today is unstructured. But the business strategy to capture this content and organize it for efficiency and compliance purposes is lacking.

A Kentucky university saw Cohort Default Rates plummet and financial literacy improve almost immediately after implementing two programs that take different, but related, approaches to student success.

At the end of 2013, the three colleges that now make up Sullivan University in Louisville had Cohort Default Rates of about 25 percent each. At the end of the 2018 school year—five years after partnering with Student Connections to implement Borrower Connect—these same schools had default rates from 13.5 percent to 15.4 percent.

Ten years ago, Auburn University began using E&I Cooperative Services for purchasing, a move that dovetailed perfectly with the school’s shift to a strategic sourcing model of procurement.

As a result, Alabama’s second-largest university now has the time and money to build strong relationships among employees and further increase efficiencies, says Missty Kennedy, director of procurement and business services.

Three months before going live with a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system—Workday— Indian River State College was missing one important piece: payment processing technology, specifically a cashiering product for in-person payments.

“We would’ve been dead in the water,” says Amanda Bock, bursar. “The payment technology company [we reached out to] wasn’t even communicating with us. We were three months from going live and wondering what we were going to do.”