Simplifying the Financial Aid Process for Students
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by Nicole Engelbert
1y ago
Written in collaboration with Ted Simpson and Steven Hahn of Huron Consulting Group   The simplified Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) is a shift in how the federal government assesses affordability and access. This change provides an opportunity to make the process work better for students and counselors alike. Key Takeaways Technology needs to change to further support administering financial aid. Automation and machine learning can reduce time and money spent on administrative tasks, further allowing financial aid profession ..read more
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Navarro goes for the gold with Oracle Cloud
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by Joyce Kim
1y ago
Navarro College is a lot more than its award-winning cheer team – though its 14 National Championship trophies are hard to ignore! That plucky, fearless spirit is representative of the institution itself, a four-campus community college that annually serves around 20,000 students in the North Texas region, with a mission to empower students and provide socioeconomic uplift to its broader community. And to meet these transformative goals, it’s partnering up with Oracle.  While Navarro has its own unique identity and mission, its challenges are shared among many other community colleges: a ..read more
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The Society for College and University Planning: Top priorities in higher ed capital program ...
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by Guest Author
1y ago
In conversation with Mike Moss, certified association executive, president, Society for College and University Planning. Founded in 1965, the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) brings the integrated planning discipline—including courses, content, community, training, and tools—to approximately 650 colleges and universities. The organization’s mantra focuses on how academics, student life, staff, faculty, and the community unite to support the university’s overall strategic plan. Mike Moss, president of SCUP, explains the organization’s ongoing communal and integrated approach t ..read more
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The First Step Towards Embracing Change
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by Laura Shevling
1y ago
Within the culture of higher education, a spirit of mentorship and learning thrives: not only for students, but for staff. Those of us fortunate enough to have worked in the field know that it provides a safe place     to share candid feedback and discuss career goals. People are never shy in asking "What are you going  to do next?" Normally, I’m never at a loss for words, but  I always stumbled through an inarticulate answer that essentially amounted to an admission that I had no idea. I fundamentally loved the work I was doing at the University of Wyoming—but a ..read more
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Oracle Cloud EPM and the “New Rutgers”
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by Joyce Kim
1y ago
Today’s finance professionals know that Enterprise Performance Management provides a useful toolkit for forward-thinking companies and higher education institutions. How? It helps them uncover new insights, plan for the future, and find greater operational efficiencies to advance their core institutional missions of teaching, research, and public service. And throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Oracle Cloud EPM’s ability to navigate scenarios of financial uncertainty - budget cuts, reduced funding, fluctuating student populations – has been helpful to  Rutgers University.  In Oracle’s ..read more
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Bowie State University and Coppin State University transform the financial aid experience with ...
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by Joyce Kim
1y ago
  The merry month of May is full of special occasions: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, even a day to celebrate Star Wars. But for those of us in the higher ed industry, May represents spring graduation: one of the most meaningful events in a student’s journey. Whether these ceremonies take place in-person or virtually, they allow an institutional community to celebrate not just a student’s academic achievements, but the professional and earning potential that their diploma or certification confers upon that graduate. There’s been plenty of research on how higher education symbolically and lit ..read more
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3 ways to benefit from the European public procurement framework for cloud services
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by Peter Szegedi
1y ago
The outbreak of an unprecedented modern day pandemic posed extraordinary challenges to all industry segments, especially the higher education and academic research sector. Educators needed to rapidly adapt to remote teaching and learning environments while researchers were urged to develop new vaccine candidates with the help of public cloud services. 2020 was also the year when the OCRE (Open Clouds for Research Environments) project consortium launched a European-level public procurement tender for a cloud services framework – funded by the European Commission. This framework  ..read more
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Ensuring Higher Ed Affordability with Florida A&M, Lorain County CC & Butler University
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by Joyce Kim
1y ago
In the last of our three-part series exploring how technology serves as the foundation for resiliency in higher education, we brought together leaders from three higher education institutions and one implementation partner to discuss the financial aid office of the future. Nicole Engelbert, Oracle Higher Ed Development’s Vice President of Product Management, served as the moderator of this panel of financial aid and student services experts: William E. Hudson Jr., Ph.D, Vice President Student Affairs, Florida A&M University; Carrie Short, Director, Financial Services, Lorain County Communi ..read more
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The Universidad del Istmo de Guatemala (UNIS) upgrades to Oracle Cloud for its institutional ...
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by Joyce Kim
1y ago
The Universidad del Istmo de Guatemala (UNIS) might be the smallest post-secondary institution in Guatemala, but it has big goals for its future. As its name suggests, it sees its mission to serve as to serve as a bridge or “isthmus,” combining academic research and development with the spirit of religious and community-oriented service. And its institutional leadership sees their recent, end-to-end Oracle Cloud implementation (Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning, Human Capital Management, Customer Experience, and PeopleSoft Campus Solutions on Oracle Clou ..read more
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How Northern Illinois University moved to Oracle Cloud during COVID-19
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by Joyce Kim
1y ago
Many universities have successfully moved on-premise workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. But what’s it’s like for a large institution to move their critical PeopleSoft application to the cloud, during the COVID-19 pandemic? Two Northern Illinois University (NIU) IT professionals told their story in a webinar that described their successful migration strategy, despite the shuttered campus. Although migrating enterprise applications to a cloud platform can be demanding, the implementation was successfully completed with minimal disruption, thanks to the partnership between the university ..read more
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