Articles on Academic Operations
Read best practices, thought leadership, and technology updates on administration in Higher Ed
Coursedog Wins Ellucian’s 2022 Innovation Excellence Award
Ellucian recognizes the Coursedog team for their innovation excellence as an outstanding Ellucian technology partner.
Public Fundraise Announcement
Coursedog, the leading Academic Operations Platform for higher education, announced today that it has received a $90 million strategic growth investment from JMI Equity (“JMI”).
Top 3 Student Barriers to Academic Success: Insights From 1,500 Students
College Pulse’s survey highlights student barriers to academic success when enrolling in classes and navigating academic offerings.
How to Leverage Student Degree Planning Data to Create a Student-Centric Schedule
Leverage student planning and degree audit data to create a student-centric schedule. Understand which courses students plan to take in future terms and plan your schedule and instructional resources accordingly.
4 Policies to Create a Student-Centric Schedule
Optimize institutional resources and increase student completion rates with these four powerful changes to your scheduling practices.
3 Common Course Scheduling Errors That Hurt Students
Look for these course scheduling errors at your institution that impede student progress and program completion.
5 Signs Your Course Scheduling Process Needs an Upgrade
Find out if it’s time to streamline your course scheduling process. Look for these bottlenecks that jeopardize student success.
4 Insights From AACRAO’s Survey on Academic Operations & Student Success
Discover how 280+ institutions run their academic operations and the connection to student success. Read the top takeaways from AACRAO’s most recent survey.
Do Your Scheduling Practices Create Inequitable Course Access for Students?
Learn how your institution can increase course accessibility and improve scheduling practices to support underserved student groups.
What the Research Tells Us About the Connection Between Course Access and Student Success
Students’ first term course load indicates likelihood of graduation. Learn how improved course access leads to higher enrollment, retention, and completion.
How to Build A Program Map That Goes Beyond a Course List
Include these four elements in your program maps to give students a clear path to program completion and make the connection to meaningful careers.
Northeast Community College Adopts Coursedog
Northeast Community College supports guided pathways and removes barriers with Coursedog’s scheduling solution.
5 Hidden Barriers to Look For When Creating Academic Program Maps
Not sure which courses to include in your program map and which ones to remove? Proactively plan for and address these barriers to improve student outcomes.
4 Guidelines to Decide Which Courses to Include in a Program Map
Deciding between hundreds of courses for your program map can be daunting. Use this simple framework to prioritize the most important program requirements.
4 Tips to Build a Modern, Student-Centric Catalog
PDF catalogs no longer serve student needs. Learn how to create a modern catalog that serves current and prospective students.
Isothermal Community College Adopts Coursedog
Isothermal Community College keeps students at the center with Coursedog’s integrated academic operations platform.
College of Coastal Georgia Partners with Coursedog
The College of Coastal Georgia partners with Coursedog to support operational excellence & student progression with Coursedog’s integrated academic operations platform.
The Top 5 Academic Data Points Your Institution Should Track for Student Success
Key data points to track to understand roadblocks to completion and ensure students can access the courses they need.
Des Moines University and Coursedog Partnership
Des Moines University partners with Coursedog to implement modern scheduling and curriculum management tools to create more efficient processes.
The 4 Components of an Integrated Academic Operations Platform
If you’re an astute Registrar, CIO, Provost etc, and are concerned with curriculum development, you may have been exposed to four different types of software so
Why Professional Schools Need an Integrated Academic Operations Platform
Professional schools often choose to adopt point solutions to solve different needs: individual products for section scheduling, event scheduling, curriculum, a
Why Excel for Class Scheduling & Information Silos are Bad for Student Success
Many institutions continue to rely on manual scheduling processes that negatively impact students and administrators. How information silos hurt scheduling?
Is Classroom Scheduling Software for Higher Education Dead?
Many institutions believe they are running out of space for scheduling classrooms on campus because they don’t have an effective classroom scheduling software tool. However, their problems truly begin with the other scheduling processes.
Updated HEERF Funds and Guidelines for 2022
Learn about the HEERF Funds guidelines updates. Learn about where you can use these funds and the restrictions associated with them.
3 Best Practices for Class Scheduling
Three tips to help address the increasing responsibilities of registrars as responsibilities become more and more complex. Learn how to effectively manage course scheduling and classroom space management.
The Role of the University Registrar with Rodney Parks, Elon University
Key insights from two thought leaders in Higher Ed based on their presentations at our conference, Community 2020.
The Future State of Higher Education with Doug McKenna from George Mason
The future of higher education has taken on a new look. Doug McKenna discusses what it might look like in the future and how institutions can prepare.
Supporting Currently and Previously Incarcerated Students with the Classes They Need
Tactics to support currently and formerly incarcerated students and their course needs. Promote equity and increase access to underserved populations by offering education opportunities to those impacted by the criminal justice system.
Selecting a Course Scheduling Software to Meet Your Institution's Needs
Selecting the right vendor to partner with on scheduling can be daunting. This article breaks the process down to ensure you efficiently and effectively choose the right partner for your institution.
A Guide to Overhauling the Course Scheduling Process
Students’ needs are changing drastically, and universities recognize that they need to do more to keep up. But taking the necessary steps to de-prioritize faculty scheduling preferences to better service students can be tricky.
The 4 Challenges of Excel Course Scheduling
This article discusses the problems many institutions face today in their section scheduling endeavors and how to identify areas for improvement.
Optimizing Time Blocks on Campus for Success
The research on how to effectively structure your college’s academic course scheduling may be scarce, but that doesn’t mean it’s not out there.
Is Your Academic Planning Software Growing with You?
Three ways academic planning software can help your institution evolve. It's no secret that colleges and universities have transformed over the past few decades.
Instructor Preferences, Course Relationships, and Approval Workflows: Optimized and Automated
Section & room scheduling optimization amid COVID. How different campuses are adapting and where Coursedog fits in.
How to Run a Class Schedule Optimizer
How do you optimize your schedule? The idea of clicking a button, building the perfect schedule and sitting back is tempting; however, not all solutions are built equally. Learn the benefits of modern solutions and what to look for.
How to Evaluate an SIS Integration for Class Scheduling
Learn how to evaluate an SIS integration to determine if it is right for your institutions. These three guidelines will help you determine if a vendor can deliver a true integration.
3 Reasons Academic Scheduling Analytics Fuels Student & Administrative Success
Scheduling data visualization and reporting can hold key insights that inform current and future iterations of the schedule. Learn how institutions can benefit from leveraging their scheduling and enrollment data.
How Much Are Academic Operations Inefficiencies Costing You?
Examine how academic operations inefficiencies are impacting your institution and students. It’s no surprise to higher ed leaders that managing academic operations such the curriculum, catalog, and class scheduling is a complex and involved effort.
Carnegie Mellon University's Registrar and the Future of Higher Ed in the Time of COVID (and Beyond)
John Papinchak, University Registrar at Carnegie Mellon University, discusses what COVID-19 means for Registrars, scheduling, and higher-ed writ large.
Make Class Scheduling Easier for Department Schedulers
We know that academic class scheduling can be frustrating. Course scheduling in Excel, your SIS, or in a system that was built from an older vendor can lead to a ton of administrative manual work and problems with the schedule.
What is End-to-End Scheduling Anyway?
Learn about what it means to conduct end-to-end scheduling and how it can benefit your institution. Explore the multiple processes that fall under the umbrella of end-to-end scheduling.
Does Your Course Scheduling Promote Student Success?
Explore insights to create a student-centric schedule. As the realm of student success has grown over the years, course scheduling is now another tool institutions can use to promote positive student outcomes.
Do Your Academic Reporting Dashboards Reflect and Impact How Your Institution Operates?
Understand why integrated academic reporting is critical for end user adoption and data-informed decision making.
Decentralized Communication & Project Management: Insights From 3 Leading Registrars
At Coursedog’s Virtual Summit for Higher Ed, our VP of Demand Generation moderated a panel of three academic leaders about how things get done in their decentralized academic environments, especially challenging during the pandemic.
Coursedog Raises $17M to Break Down Barriers in Higher Education
Coursedog Raises $17M to Break Down Barriers in Higher Education. In 2018 my co-founder Nick Diao and I were sitting in our university dining hall repeatedly refreshing our browsers as our class registration window approached.
Coursedog To Provide Stanford with Curriculum & Catalog Software
Coursedog Provides Stanford University with Curriculum & Catalog Software to enhance the student experience and drive efficiencies.
Coursedog Joins Ellucian Community of Ethos Connected Partners
Ellucian and Coursedog improve scheduling and curriculum management processes via Ethos integration.
Coursedog Co-Founders Receive Forbes 30 Under 30 Award
Read about this prestigious honor Coursedog co-founders, Justin Wenig and Nicholas Diao, received from Forbes 30 Under 30.
Adopting Class Scheduling Rules to Drive Departmental Scheduling Autonomy
Tips to achieve departmental scheduling autonomy through a scheduling software solution. Map scheduling processes, align scheduling rules, and set departments up for success.
Boost Student Credit Hours through Strategic Course Scheduling & Reporting Analytics
In order to improve on-time graduation rates, it is crucial for institutions to identify how they can help boost their students' credit hours.
4 Best Practices for the Registrar's Strategic Scheduling Roadmap
Course scheduling can play an important role in overall institutional effectiveness. Read this article to learn how scheduling best practices can help your institution achieve its goals.
7 Benefits of Cloud Software for Higher Education
Cloud-based solutions help Higher Education institutions reduce costs, protect their data, streamline administrative processes, and respond to changing needs quickly and efficiently. Read this article to learn how a SaaS platform can benefit your institution.
5 Tips to Improve the Class Scheduling Process for Registrars
Learn how to save administrator time, boost student success, and increase faculty satisfaction with these five tips for scheduling processes
5 Things to Look for in Curriculum Management Software
Five areas to assess the strength of a curriculum management software and what it can offer your institution.