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Consensus, Compromise, and Persistence: Implementing a Single ERP for 13 Colleges
July 14, 2014

Key Takeaways Using the multi-entity processing (MEP) model let the Colorado Community College System transform 13 instances of ERP at its individual community colleges into …

We Built, We Bought, We Shared: The Costs of Administrative Service Systems vs. the Academic Mission
July 14, 2014

Higher education institutions need to minimize the costs of administrative systems in order to invest in their core missions. Here, seasoned CIOs talk candidly about three strategies: building…

The NACUBO/EDUCAUSE Working Group on Administrative Services and Systems
February 20, 2014

Higher education institutions generally face significant resource pressures and challenges to their traditional modes of operating, as well as the emerging need to renew or replace administrative…

Doing More for Less: The Benefits and Practicalities of Collaboration
February 24, 2014

Key Takeaways At its core, collaboration of any kind relies on timing, trust, and opportunity to succeed, as Emmanuel College and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design de…

Brad Wheeler: The Path to Scale
January 27, 2014

CIO for Indiana University and EDUCAUSE Award Winner Brad Wheeler says that universities need to embrace digital interdependence. CIO for…

Speeding Up on Curves
January 27, 2014

Curves are full of unknowns, including their shape and whether they are gradually accelerating or decelerating. What are the curves that are reshaping higher education, and what are the smart …

Supporting Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities
December 6, 2013

Key Takeaways Staff members at two universities — the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and George Mason University — sought to investigate how librarians, academic t…

7 Things You Should Read About Makerspaces
October 25, 2013

Makerspaces are physical location s where people gather to share resources and knowledge , work on projects, network, and build. The "7 Things You Should Read About..." series fro…

Adopting OER: A Case Study of Cross-Institutional Collaboration and Innovation
November 4, 2013

Key Takeaways By leveraging investments in open educational resources across institutions, universities can both increase the return on investment beyond the initial adoption a…

Striving for Interdependence: Transparency Considerations when Expanding Globally
November 11, 2013

Rob Sparks Rob Sparks is vice president of Product Management and Strategy, Education, and Research, UNIT4 Business Software. The challenges in education and the opportunities e…