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AUDIO | Next Generation Institutional Management: Beyond ERP and Best-of-Breed

The following interview is with Leif Anderson, chief information officer at Augsburg College. Today, more than ever before, higher education institutions are focusing on improving their operational efficiency and institutional management. It’s widely accepted that working with vendors is the ideal approach to finding the best system possible, but what’s unclear is what is actually available. As an industry, we’ve been bogged down in debates around best-of-breed versus enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, but is that representative of the state…


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Percentage of EvoLLLution readers who think three-year bachelor’s degrees should be introduced at universities across the United States, according to a recent poll.


“They are asking us more and more, ‘What is the cost of this?’”
~ NICHOLAS ZEPPOS, president of Vanderbilt University, said the businessmen on his board of trustees are amazed by the degree and complexity of the regulatory environment higher education institutions operate within.


“We have a unique opportunity to begin the process of transforming an industry.”
~ DAVID HAWN, president of the ECMC Group, discussed his group’s plan to overhaul the 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses they purchased from Corinthian Colleges Inc. and create the nation’s largest non-profit career college system.



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Prevention Better Than Cure: Security Breaches Cost Higher Ed

The following email Q&A is with Novadean Watson-Stone, IT program director at the American Public University System. A recent report by BitSight Technologies said higher education institutions…

Authentic Learning: Creating Meaning in the Higher Ed Classroom

—Co-written with Brandon West | Instructional Design Librarian, SUNY Oswego— Over the last several years, authentic learning has become a buzzword in the higher education community. It’s…

Breaking Barriers to Higher Ed: How CE Can Improve Accessibility for Low-Income Students

In January 2014 the White House published a report, “Promising Models and a Call to Action,” in which leading experts convened to identify the barriers to increasing college opportunity.[1] Test preparation was one of the barriers noted in the report. Continuing education leaders have the opportunity to respond to this…

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