Industry News: Higher ed institutions offer faculty, students new tech to boost efficiencies

Schools implementing new platforms for online course material sales, faculty information systems, credit transfers and more
By: | Issue: November/December, 2019
November 7, 2019
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Sinclair Community College’s traditional bookstore will transition online via eCampus.com to help students obtain reduced-cost course materials and to streamline ordering. The Ohio college will repurpose part of the store’s physical space for on-campus package pickup. The new platform will integrate with Sinclair’s student information and financial aid systems.

Western Washington University faculty will use Interfolio’s faculty information system to complete review, promotion and tenure processes. Faculty can review their peers as well as evaluate candidate qualifications and backgrounds more efficiently.

The Juilliard School (N.Y.) will offer Oracle’s cloud-based ERP, student information and human capital management systems in English and Chinese to accommodate Juilliard students in Asia. Oracle will combine the systems in a unified platform that will work with existing IT resources. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey will also adopt the unified platform.


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Students can now transfer credits from Study.com to Champlain College Online (Vt.) for use toward a degree. Champlain advisors will receive annual reviews of Study.com courses and ongoing training covering student support, progress reporting and transcript delivery. Study.com combines short, animated video lessons with one-to-one personalized coaching and diagnostic practice tests.

Seven institutions recently selected Jenzabar’s cloud-based student information system and ERP platform, Jenzabar One: Flagler College (Fla.), University of Jamestown (N.D.), Mary Baldwin University (Va.), Shaw University (N.C.), Shawnee State University (Ohio), Treasure Valley Community College (Ore.) and an unnamed private liberal arts college in Virginia.


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