Initially, Campus Management’s primary focus was on building an efficient student information system. In due course, the product tree branched out to include more engaging solutions, such as constituent relationship management software, finance, human resources, payroll solutions, and fund-raising solutions. With Campus Management’s solutions working behind the scenes, the customer becomes the frontman for delivering a transformational student experience.
A Balanced Ecosystem
The company’s products—developed with the university as well as the student in mind—steer the process-chain of a student’s life cycle from admission to graduation. On one side of the equation, students go through the rituals of finding the right institution, checking if their goals and financial budget align with that of the university’s paradigm, applying for it, awaiting acknowledgement of reception and selection, and finally enrollment.
CampusNexus helps institutions realize optimized levels of student retention, one of the critical concerns higher education organizations deal with today
Having set-up an amiable environment already through the campus visit, CampusNexus’ online application form enables the student to apply from anywhere. The system immediately sends an auto-generated mail of acknowledgment which if gone unread, will promptly send a reminder text message to the student’s mobile phone. The analytical algorithms, that underpin the software, then make a note of the preferred mode of communication as “text messages” to that particular candidate. In the next step, when the student approaches the financial representative, CampusNexus expedites the process through paperless procedures. The enhanced engagement doesn’t stop here, though. Post admission, CampusNexus helps institutions realize optimized levels of student retention, one of the critical concerns higher education organizations deal with today.
From Enrollment to Employment
With several performance monitoring features, the tool stays at the helm of tracking the student’s grades and recommends advisory consultation if the need arises. CampusNexus also assists with the employment and internship application procedure, suggesting appropriate positions and openings suited for the candidate and speeds up the form-submission process by auto-filling the necessary details. When the time comes for the student to graduate, the CampusNexus platform provides the guidance through a multitude of related tasks, including setting up appointments with the advisor, and signing up for the graduation ceremony.
Campus Management has helped many leading universities with streamlining and automating the multifarious background processes that go with managing the student fraternity. To cite an example, Pennsylvania based YTI Career Institute, which offers career training in programs ranging from business and computer technology to healthcare, culinary arts, and criminal justice, wanted to expand its curriculum by adding a fifth campus dedicated to Motorsports Technology. Up until then, its IT infrastructure was capable of handling the various needs of the university that encompassed around 2,000 students. However, with the addition of the newest curriculum, problems started to arise with financial aid packaging. “No one was processing financial aid the same way,” says Tom Parker, Regional Director of IT, YTI Career Institute. “Most of our programs are on a 21-month schedule, but the new Motorsports Technology program was based on credit hours. In addition, the increasing regulatory complexity of originating, approving, and dispersing aid was taking huge amounts of advisors’ time away from working with students.” Parker recalls that it was at this time, that they came across Campus Management, when YTI’s financial aid director attended CampusInsight, the annual conference in Orlando, Florida.
"Technology is an enabler to resolving many of the challenges"
With Campus Management’s team helping YTI deploy the system in a rapid pace, it took only three days for the client to set up a training environment for its financial aid administrators to learn the new automated system. The project was a success and today, it has become a lot easier for YTI’s advisors to package loans, even with increased regulatory complexity. At the end of the day, this translates into a smoother on-boarding and graduating experience for students, which goes a long way in increasing the brand value of the educational institution.
Campus Management has demonstrated its proficiency with more than 2,000 universities and colleges spread across 18 countries. This is testament to the promise the company holds when it comes to delivering an ensemble of solutions that enable universities to transform student experience through every stage—from enrollment to employment.