Student Success, Continuing the Transformation Journey

Top of Mind: Student Success, Continuing the Transformation Journey

Co-Columnist: Dave Kieffer, Vice President, Research, Large Enterprise Systems, The Tambellini Group Increased and Changing External Pressures Pressures outside an institution’s control—beyond accreditation, compliance, and regulation—continue to expand. Diversification and the shrinking size of student populations, and student expectations for a personalized educational experience (when, where, and how they want to experience learning) are growing […]

The Only Constant is Change

Top of Mind: The Only Constant is Change

In 2015, Lubbock Christian University took on a five-year institutional strategic planning process that our president named Vision 2020. It was a broad look across the university to identify improvement opportunities. Every university employee was involved, and at the conclusion, the overarching theme of the document became “a transformational student experience.” There were many parts […]

Tambellini’s Student System Insights in Higher Education

Top of Mind: Tambellini’s Student System Insights in Higher Education

In June, The Tambellini Group published its highly anticipated 2019 Student Systems U.S. Higher Education Market Share, Trends, and Leaders Report, which focuses on student product trends and adoption and provides details unavailable from any other single source. This is the report’s 11th year in publication, and over the past 10 years, Tambellini has seen […]

Collaborating in a Changing IT Environment

Top of Mind Podcast: Collaborating in a Changing IT Environment

Smith College is in the early stages of a multi-year plan to transform its overall technology. Collaboration is more critical than ever in its changing IT environment, according to Samantha Earp, Vice President for IT and CIO.  Earp is also the 2019 Tambellini CIO Award winner. This podcast is a great opportunity to hear her […]

The Coming Convergence of Campus Data Brings Educational Intelligence

Top of Mind Blog: Coming Convergence of Campus Data Brings Educational Intelligence

As higher education institutions increasingly seek the data needed to support student success and demonstrate institutional effectiveness, they are turning to purpose-built software focused on particular areas of concern, such as assessment and curriculum management. Each of these software systems answers a specific set of questions or operationalizes specific processes, and many do these things […]

Rethinking IT in the World of Cloud

If you’re busy trying to keep your old legacy system going and are in a perpetual state of adapting to meet your campus’s needs, you’re not alone. Colby College realized two years ago that things had to change. CIO Cindy Mitchell faced it head on. Her strategic plan includes “the things that eat our lunch” […]

Contract Negotiation Roadmap Infographic

Technology journeys require careful planning and determination of your final destination before you even start. With this infographic, The Tambellini Group offers a roadmap for finance, HCM, student and implementation contract negotiations. Use this guidance to assist your higher education organization through this complex and highly stressful process. ©Copyright 2019, The Tambellini Group. All Rights […]

The Blockchain Movement in Education

The Supply Chain vs. Student Life Cycle Blockchain is a relatively simple approach that leverages the Internet of Things to securely transfer digital records among people and organizations. Unfortunately, the confusion around Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies has limited the public’s understanding of blockchain, which is completely independent of bitcoin or cryptocurrency. In its simplest form, blockchain […]

The Data-driven University with Gordon Wishon

Tambellini’s Alex Freeman sat down with Gordon Wishon, recently retired Chief Information Officer at Arizona State University (ASU), to learn more about Wishon’s work over his many years as a CIO in higher education using data for operations and academics. Wishon serves on the Tambellini Executive Advisory Council. Highlights include: Data architecture Data-driven university Student […]

The End of the Student Information System Era

Are you working at an institution that is involved in an evaluation to replace your legacy student information system (SIS)? If so, you are probably noticing the “student system” nomenclature shift. Modern SaaS cloud vendors are no longer referring to student software solutions as student information systems and have since rebranded them as “student systems.” […]