Northeast Community College Adopts Coursedog

Northeast Community College Adopts Coursedog

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Northeast Community College Supports Guided Pathways and Removes Barriers with Coursedog’s Scheduling Solution

Northeast Community College has partnered with Coursedog to implement their academic and events scheduling solution with the goal of breaking down barriers to opportunity for students. Northeast’s guided pathway program and Coursedog’s flexible, modern scheduling tool were the perfect fit. 

“Scheduling classes should be one of the easiest things students can do, but we unintentionally put hurdles into place that make it more difficult. We are looking for ways to improve that with our guided pathways initiatives, and Coursedog fits right in as a great tool to help us with those goals,” said Shawn Tillotson, Technology Services Project Manager.

The Northeast’s team search for software initially began as they looked for a way to create a centralized calendar for all events on campus. In that search, they discovered Coursedog and appreciated Coursedog’s helpful team and straightforward implementation process. They also saw the opportunity to remedy the even larger issue of their time consuming, manual scheduling process. All of that, combined with the flexibility and versatility of the tool, ultimately helped them to get buy-in from the leadership team. 

“Once we saw how much time we could free up for the scheduling team, it was easy to get buy-in from leadership. They already knew the pain involved with our current process and were happy to support the partnership with Coursedog,” Tillotson said.

The Northeast team is excited to spend less time on manual processes and explore how they can use that time for innovation and other opportunities on campus. They are also looking forward to using the reporting and analytics tools to optimize their space utilization and ensure they are best using their institutional resources to serve their students. 

About Northeast Community College 

Northeast Community College has become one of the premier rural community colleges in the United States since it was established 48 years ago. It is a comprehensive community college that provides vocational/technical, liberal arts, college transfer and continuing education. Northeast offers approximately 45 concentrations leading to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, 33 occupational programs of study leading to the workforce and 31 diploma, certificates and short-term training experiences. 

Today, the 205-acre main campus in Norfolk includes over 30 buildings with classroom and lab facilities; library/resource center; a welcome center; student center; an activities center with a gymnasium and theater; residence halls and two apartment buildings for student living; outdoor student activity space; and a farm and an agriculture complex that are located on an additional 566 acres of farmland. In addition, the College operates extended campuses in O’Neill, South Sioux City, and West Point and regional offices in Ainsworth and Hartington to better serve residents district-wide.  

About Coursedog

Coursedog’s Integrated Academic Operations Platform empowers academic administrators with integrated academic and event scheduling, course demand projections, curriculum, catalog, and academic reporting tools through a single, bi-directional integration with your SIS.

Our modern software empowers higher education administrators to supercharge the academic scheduling, curricular exploration, and operational experience and deliver top notch services that help more students complete their educational pathways in less time.