ORLANDO — Today at its 6th Annual DigarcU User Conference, DIGARC, a leading provider of higher education technology solutions, announced a new software solution called EXPLORE. The easy-to-implement interactive website modules enable students to research programs, careers, transfer information, costs and more, without leaving an institution’s website.
“We’ve helped higher ed institutions modernize their website experiences since we launched the first online catalog management system in 2001,” says Angela Selden, CEO of DIGARC. “EXPLORE continues that history of innovation now in areas that accelerate enrollment and support student success.”
Colleges and universities can implement the pre-built, highly configurable EXPLORE modules on their websites with minimal IT involvement, improving their recruitment efforts without significant time investment or cost for application development, data collection or maintenance.
“With the insight gained from EXPLORE, institutions can create more effective communications across the student life-cycle, providing students meaningful value in their college selection process and beyond,” says Craig Maslowsky, VP of EXPLORE.
EXPLORE joins three other DIGARC Connected Curriculum™ solutions—the Acalog academic catalog management system, Curriculog curriculum management system and SECTION schedule planning system.
“Prospective students can quickly find the return on investment, accurate course and program data we know weighs heavily on the college selection process without going to other websites,” says Kevin Jensen, Associate VP and Chief Enrollment Management Officer for SUNY Oneonta, which uses Acalog, Curriculog and EXPLORE. “They get an improved website experience, and our staff are able to better connect with prospective students and support our marketing.”
The 6th Annual DigarcU User Conference brought a record-setting 270 DIGARC software users from 161 higher education institutions to Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Orlando. To learn more about DIGARC EXPLORE, visit www.digarc.com/solutions/Student-pathfinder.
LAKELAND, Fla.—More than 160 higher education institutions from coast-to-coast gather in Orlando from March 17 – 20, 2019, for the 6th Annual DigarcU User Conference. Over 270 DIGARC software users will obtain certifications, enjoy thought leadership sessions and connect with fellow education professionals at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Orlando.
DIGARC software users and DIGARC staff will lead sessions from March 18 – 20 on digital transformation, higher ed technology trends, DIGARC software best practices and more. Attendees can also experience new DIGARC solutions in demos and deep dives.
“We’re always focused on innovation and developing new capabilities for DIGARC users,” says Angela Selden, CEO of DIGARC. “Last year, we announced our new SECTION and SELECT products and this year we’re planning another big announcement to enhance the way our customers connect with students.”
Ranging from small private colleges to large public universities, from community colleges to for-profit institutions, the diverse attendee list includes professionals from various disciplines including provosts, VPs, registrars, along with technology, marketing and enrollment.
“This is my sixth DigarcU and each conference has gotten better,” says Deb Dewent, Assistant Director of Instructional Support for Grand Rapids Community College. “I look forward to connecting with my colleagues and hearing about best practices for DIGARC software. Plus, I love coming to sunny Florida in March.”
LAKELAND, Fla. – DIGARC, a leading provider of higher education curriculum management solutions, received the Ellucian “Integration Partner of the Year” award at the EDUCAUSE annual conference in Denver last week.
Ellucian, a leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, selected DIGARC for the prestigious award in recognition of the company’s outstanding integration for Ellucian’s Colleague and Banner solutions. More than 300 of DIGARC’s close to 600 customers use Ellucian Banner and Colleague, making DIGARC the most frequently used curriculum management solution provider among Ellucian’s integration partners.
“Integration with Ellucian enables us to connect curriculum and support a positive experience for students, faculty and staff,” said Angela Selden, CEO of DIGARC. “Our clients experience a significant increase in productivity and reduction in errors by eliminating duplicate entry.” Continue Reading…
LAKELAND, Fla. – Nov. 1, 2018 – DIGARC, a leading provider of higher education curriculum management solutions, today announced the release of its SECTION schedule planning software. SECTION is the third product in DIGARC’s Connected CurriculumTM platform.
DIGARC’s SECTION was built to increase student success by streamlining class section scheduling management. Institutions can transform decision making and approval processes to increase transparency, eliminate manual effort and schedule planning errors, and better align faculty and facility utilization to conform to budgetary guidelines.
“Class availability is an integral component of student success,” says DIGARC CEO Angela Selden. “DIGARC’s SECTION will help academic institutions better utilize faculty and facilities to ensure needed courses are available and students stay on track with their degree plans toward on-time graduation.” Continue Reading…
Higher education priorities are changing, reflecting economic, political, social and cultural shifts in society.
Future-ready institutions leverage technology and data to transform processes and modernize systems—what the tech world calls digital transformation. Here are four reasons universities and colleges make it a priority:
1. Enhanced competitiveness
The number of colleges and universities has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, while the number of traditional college students has decreased. With increasing competition for students, faculty and funding, higher education institutions need to streamline operations and enhance the student experience.
2. Controlling costs
Institutions are under ever-increasing pressure to cut costs, justify tuition prices and improve outcomes for students. From saving staff time to reducing square footage used to store files, digital transformation is a way to control spiraling administrative costs. Continue Reading…
If you’re involved with producing the academic catalog for your institution, it’s likely a painstaking process if you’re still outputting a PDF or using a homegrown software solution built by your IT department.
You’re not alone. There are four common complaints heard from registrars, deans, provosts, and even marketing and IT:
1. Tracking changes from various stakeholders
It’s time-consuming to pass around Word docs and ask reviewers to track changes. Once you collect all the docs, you have to combine changes and determine which to accept, leading to confusion and errors.
Group editing in the cloud in a Google Doc is another common tactic. It gives you one spot to collect real-time edits. But it may not be ideal if you don’t want everyone to see what changes are requested by their colleagues.
Academic catalog management systems have a dashboard that shows your customized workflow, tracks who is requesting what change and what stage in approvals a catalog or curriculum proposal is in. You control access to catalog and curriculum information and can adjust permissions so different people see different things.
“Since implementing an online, electronic catalog, we have been able to maintain our catalog with manageable time frames and in a manner that allows us to involve several members of the campus community in providing input and updates in a timely manner while still allowing for administrative control,” says Springfield College Registrar Keith Ingalls. Continue Reading…
LAKELAND, Fla. – DIGARC announced exciting new products to a record-breaking number of higher education attendees at its fifth annual DigarcU 2018 conference Feb. 18–20, 2018, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando.
DigarcU’s opening session celebrated the significant momentum achieved in 2017 with 249 professionals representing 140 institutions from around the world. DIGARC welcomed 60 new institution partners and applauded 131 new product go-lives.
Under DIGARC’s new brand, Taking Education Higher™, DIGARC’s industry-leading offerings have been expanded to include:
DIGARC SECTION – a course section management product that tracks requests, assesses faculty schedules, monitors classroom space and identifies conflicts through an intuitive, at-a-glance interface that eliminates documents and the need for duplicate entries. Continue Reading…
DIGARC and Ellucian Announce New Integration
Lakeland, FL, December 15, 2017 — Today, DIGARC announces full integration with the Ellucian Ethos platform, the first catalog and curriculum management software provider to deliver this capability. Now, any Banner or Colleague institution, including the over 300 that are DIGARC clients, have the ability to share critical data between systems, improving consistency and minimizing the time required to complete curriculum and catalog updates. This modern, seamless integration is quick and easy to deploy. Continue Reading…
At Purdue University, implementing Acalog led to a deeper understanding of institutional processes, and an opportunity to create consistency.
Purdue University implemented DIGARC’s industry-leading Acalog e-catalog system in 2016, resulting in built-in accountability among campus stakeholders. The project was more than publishing a catalog, according to Assistant Registrar Josie Galloway. Continue Reading…
Ensure that department-level websites are in sync with the catalog.
By Smita Mammen and Martin Nelson, DIGARC
You work hard every year to ensure the information in your academic catalog is the best it can be, and it just makes sense that other institutional stakeholders should be able to pull that content into other places on your website, or even into other campus systems.
There’s a powerful feature built into DIGARC’s Acalog academic catalog software called the Acalog API — application program interface, for long — and it’s used to extract data from Acalog and present it elsewhere online. That ensures the most up-to-date course and/or program information is automatically updated on a school’s departmental websites, for example. Continue Reading…