Industry News: Higher ed institutions launch online programs, select management systems


Tulane University (La.) is launching an online social work program for doctoral candidates with Noodle Partners. Students will take the 56-credit program to explore the impact of social injustice, poverty and discrimination. The program will include an immersion weekend for students to meet faculty, colleagues and community organizations.

The University of Pittsburgh will use Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud to manage finance, human resources and student data on a single, secure and scalable platform. Oracle ERP Cloud is expected to increase productivity, lower costs and improve controls. The university also plans to implement Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud for HR processes. 

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The University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) recently went live with the Ellucian Banner SaaS-based enterprise resource planning system to streamline processes and improve the user experience. The university will implement Banner Financial Aid and Banner HR as well.

Chapman University (Calif.) has deployed Aruba switching, security and management solutions across its 11 schools and colleges. Aruba automates deployment and management tasks, onboards IoT devices and simplifies the connectivity experience. Chapman will pair the Aruba Meridian content management system with a safety platform to enable location awareness for reporting incidents.

Northwest Vista College (Texas) will provide Amazon Web Services (AWS) training. Students will learn how to provide clients with a managed cloud-computing solution and to create virtual servers on the AWS remote platform. The first course will take place in fall 2019.

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