Only one-third of college students go immediately into their chosen careers after graduation, while the rest will take several years or more to find their paths. Author Jeffrey J. Selingo identifies three things that lead to more immediate success.
In celebration of the general availability of Workday Student next week, we sat down with Broward College's Patti Barney, VP of IT, and Caleb Cornelius, associate VP of student business services, to talk about their journey as early design partners.
The higher education landscape is changing, requiring colleges to take a closer look at the way students are learning and preparing for life after the classroom. Liz Dietz explains how Workday and its design partners are rethinking the tried-and-true methods of the past and building something to support the next generation of students.
Three higher-education administrators discuss how their colleges are adapting to changing student and employer expectations through the use of modern technologies and student systems in this episode of Work Talk.
Higher education institutions are dealing with big changes. The makeup of their workforces has shifted, the role of their HR teams has evolved, and many are looking to replace dated process and systems with modern approaches and technologies. Mike Knitter, interim associate vice president at the University of Chicago, shares his tips and thoughts on change in today’s Workday Community Voices.
Colleges and universities are moving their administrative systems to the cloud to meet the modern-day expectations of students and employees. Read these tips from Workday customers on how they prepared employees for the change.
Technology has impacted many roles in academia, including the university registrar. Nancy Specht, assistant dean for institutional research and the university registrar for the University of Rochester in New York, explains how the registrar’s office has become a technology hub and partner to IT. Specht also talks about how the university is partnering with us and other customers on the continuing design of Workday Student, and why she turned from skeptic to Workday Student’s “biggest cheerleader.”
Workday@College is a new training and internship program for college students. Learn more about Workday@College in our interview with Bill Wilson, a former Navy SEAL who joined Workday last fall to lead the new program.
Last fall we introduced Workday Student Recruiting, the first application as part of Workday Student. We’ve worked closely with colleges and universities to design this offering and have developed a deep understanding of the pressures they face to get student recruiting right.
In the book “College Unbound,” author Jeff Selingo observes that if online dating sites can “help two people fall in love based on a short questionnaire, we should be able to design a better method for matching students with colleges.” Selingo’s observation highlights one of the biggest challenges that higher institutions face today: recruiting the right students.
Today we announced Workday Student Recruiting, following a year of close collaboration with nine customer design partners from a variety of colleges and universities. It is so important for higher-education institutions to get recruiting right. In this video, I talk a little bit about why it's critical, and what happens when they get it wrong. I wrap that up with a tour of the application.
As millions of members of the digital generation went off to college for the first time this month, they arrived on campuses largely built for an analog age and not ready for how today's students learn, communicate, and engage with the world around them. Ultimately, it is these students and those following them within the next 10 years who will drive colleges to reimagine the future of higher education.
Since we announced plans to develop Workday Student last fall, we've teamed with nine universities to build this end-to-end student and faculty lifecycle management solution. We knew of the challenges institutions and their students face before we started this work, and we've seen first-hand how older administrative systems fall short of addressing them. Of most concern in our society on the topic of higher education is that too many students, after spending large amounts of money and time on their college experiences, have difficulty finding meaningful employment upon graduation.
With two kids in college and three more close behind, like any parent, I hope for the best possible experience for them. I want them to have a clear understanding of the course paths they’ll need to take to earn their degrees, course availability, other interesting on-campus opportunities, and so forth. I want them to feel that their universities are supporting their needs and guiding them through their college years. And, of course, being an information systems guy, I want them to have easy access to all the course and college information they need, which in this age means a social and mobile experience.
This month marks the beginning of a new era for Brown University that encompasses our people, our processes, and how we use technology to support our community. We just went live on Workday for Education & Government, a cloud-based administrative system for our workforce of more than 11,000 people.