An Academic Operations Platform provides a crucial view of educational operations by generating transparent data and automated workflows that save something in short supply these days — money. Although some solutions on the market may help manage documents and staffing, they usually require a bridge to align missions and strategic goals with student outcomes and faculty data. That bridge is what a properly executed Academic Operations Platform can achieve. Here’s how an Academic Operations Platform can help:
To properly evaluate faculty workloads, staffing, performance, contract management and professional development, an institution must have a unified and transparent view of its departments. Comprehensive higher education software ensures that educators get an accurate analysis that leads to better faculty performance and student satisfaction. Tools characteristic of a comprehensive platform promote data-driven decisions about assessments and preparation for accreditation. They provide a unified portrait of learning that helps educators adapt to changing student needs. APL nextED offers a comprehensive higher education software that integrates seamlessly with existing LMS and SMS data, providing true metrics on faculty and student success.
2. Intention and Purpose
You must know what you want to achieve to ensure that higher ed software will be well implemented. Worthy goals include:
- Make it a simple, streamlined process
- Make it easy to use
- Create a trusted and timely report
- Reduce faculty administrative overhead
If you aren’t sure where to start, speak with the software sales team about your goals and they can provide an overview of the available tools and capabilities to help you narrow in on right solution to maximize resources.
3. Function and Organization
Proprietary systems built in-house have to be maintained and evolve with the changing market demands which can lead to prioritization challenges and unexpected resource increases. Innovation involves tricky implementation times, uncertain expenses and the all-too-common mindset: “that’s the way it’s always been done”.
But institutions seeking new ways to streamline and unify processes will be the educators that thrive long-term. APL nextEd is the market’s leading academic operations platform that provides complete access to modules that seamlessly integrate with an institution’s existing systems. Utilizing a third-party cloud-based system often frees up time and money. With APL’s single hub, institutions can see upwards of a million dollars or more in savings over a period of ten years by eliminating point solutions and realigning resources to strategic objectives.
Third-party implementations see fewer roadblocks due to seasoned teams leading the process. APL maintains an implementation and integration process that efficiently sets up a fully-functioning operating platform through simply-executed manageable steps, including easy API setups for IT teams. The platform can be implemented in 60 days! Finding and implementing the right solution is a process. APL takes a thoughtful approach to meet the unique needs of higher education.
Learn how you can quickly automate academic operations with a comprehensive platform at your institution here.