Student Information System

There have been long time discussions by higher education institutions about the significant investment and reliance on an institution’s Student Information System (SIS). Many schools, especially small to medium colleges and universities find the SIS is the largest line item in the IT budget and the one system that everyone on campus depends on. From academics, to financial aid, to billing the SIS is often the system of record and a system that no institutions can do without.

Many Student Information Systems were designed decades ago and the larger the system the more work it requires to update and modify. Many systems are not agile or flexible and continue to depend on old technology. Additionally, making one change can impact many customer institutions. It is no easy task to own, manage and pay for a SIS and as student demographics, society and the higher education sector changes, some Student Information Systems do not meet current needs.

This month’s Campus Consortium EdTalk webinar reviews the evaluation and assessment process of a Student Information System. Hear from Higher Ed CIOs and Consultants who will share process, procedure and philosophies of how to lead positive change in an institution by recruiting everyone across the campus. Best practices and case studies will be discussed.

About the Author

Dr. Karl Horvath, currently the President of Campus Consortium is a versatile and objective technology and business leader who understands how to communicate, relate to others and build diverse teams using experience, emotional intelligence and self-awareness. His administrative work ranges from fortune 500 businesses to large non-profit organizations. Dr. Horvath’s academic career as a teacher and researcher began by attaining multiple academic and professional degrees while working full-time and raising a family. His experience combines a blend of interpersonal attributes, executive acumen and collaborative skills that achieves strategic vision and organizational transformation. He worked as a Chief Information Officer in Higher Education for over 20 years and volunteers to serve regional nonprofit organizations.