In this episode of "In Good Company," Meredith Coughlin, assistant dean of enterprise systems at Indian River State College, and Sean Hanna, analyst of student systems at the University of Rochester, discuss the current challenges higher education institutions face as the traditional path to degree completion has evolved.
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.
When considering the right finance and HR system for the school, Mur Muchane, CIO at Wake Forest University, knew he would need to team up with campus colleagues and conduct a thorough assessment of the university’s technology infrastructure before selecting vendors. We sat down with Muchane to discuss the challenges he faced, the benefits of undertaking a project this way, and why Wake Forest ultimately selected Workday Financial Management and HCM.
The University of Pennsylvania is moving ahead with an HR transformation plan that it will accomplish with the help of Workday Human Capital Management. Jack Heuer, vice president of human resources at Penn, reveals the progress they’ve made toward becoming an even more connected campus.
A huge mismatch exists between what higher education institutions offer in terms of digital tools, and what students themselves want when they get to campus. Watch our video to find out how Workday's recently-graduated product managers build a system with students in mind.
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.
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.
While the pressure for increased accountability can seem daunting for higher education institutions, having the right systems in place can provide a win-win solution. Learn how higher education institutions can leverage cloud technologies to drive student success.
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 In Good Company.
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.
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.
The world of work is evolving, and the skills needed in today’s workforce have changed. With this new reality, Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University (ASU), is guiding the institution’s transformation into one of the nation’s most innovative research universities. In this interview, he shares his views on the future of higher education, the importance of lifelong learning, and the role that technology plays.
At Workday, we are extremely proud that Indian River State College, whose overriding mission is to enable the success of students, is the very first higher education institution to go live on Workday Student. Paul O’Brien, vice president for institutional technology and CIO, and Meredith Coughlin, assistant dean of enterprise systems at IRSC, discuss their Workday experience and the power of one unified system.