Competency-based education (CBE) provides students with more flexible and cost-effective ways to complete their degrees, gives institutions more effective ways to assess learning, and helps to address concerns from many employers about the skill levels and readiness of recent college graduates.
Colleges and universities are facing a wide variety of business and finance challenges, but many are finding creative solutions.
Colleges and universities are under pressure to provide more flexibility in their learning environments, and offer students and faculty multiple ways to access and deliver content.
Campus cards are a critical component of campus life, serving not only as a student’s identification, but also providing access to facilities, meals, disbursement funds, events and more, interconnecting the institution and the community. New technologies are continually expanding the capabilities of campus cards, including the physical form they take.
Higher education is in the business of learning, but all too often, institutions fail to extend learning to staff members, by failing to provide professional development opportunities.
Document management through Enterprise Content Management (ECM) holds tremendous potential for improving business operations—as well as information security and recordkeeping compliance—by streamlining processes and enabling colleges and universities to do more with less.
In the Creighton University business office, administrators challenged with balancing the delivery of high-quality, hands-on customer service to students and families with the heavy workload that came with managing the university’s tuition payment options manually.
Why do students persist? Although there are some commonalities, the answer is different at every institution. Predictive modeling seeks to answer the question of why students persist by discovering hidden relationships in data. By leveraging a clear picture of past and present behavior, predictive modeling uses statistical analysis to generate a confident simulation of future behavior.
Higher education professionals responsible for administering financial aid continue to confront key challenges, from shifting regulations to fast-moving technology. The new Cash Management rules published by the U.S. Department of Education, for example, will significantly impact the administration and disbursement of financial aid.
Many colleges and universities face challenges when it comes to their phone and communications systems. Outdated phone systems offer limited capabilities and often consume time and resources due to support and maintenance requirements.