Here for You: Meet Your New Client Advisory Board Member

Jan 14, 2019

CollegeSource is excited to welcome Drew Lurker, Director of Student Records at Ivy Tech Community College System to the Client Advisory Board (CAB). The CAB serves as a liaison between CollegeSource and our base of users, representing the community by collecting feedback from users, organizing it, and relaying that information to the company. Drew brings a new perspective to the board, representing one of the largest community college systems in the country. He has been an active member of the CollegeSource community and you may have seen him featured in our Transfer Week Webinar Series this past fall.

Drew Lurker CollegeSource-Client Advisory Board Member
CollegeSource welcomes Drew Lurker to the Client Advisory Board.

 

Drew has an abundance of experience in Academic Advising, Career Advising, Residential Life, and Greek Life. He is a higher education professional passionate about creating positive change in students and the communities to which they belong. Currently, he is a Doctoral Candidate at Indiana State University and holds an M.S. in Student Affairs and Higher Education, and a B.S. in Management Information Systems.

Drew has worked at Ivy Tech Community College for the past 9 years and has managed uAchieve Degree Audit, Planner, and TES for the Statewide Ivy Tech system for the last 3 years. He has lead initiatives to implement the Equivalency Manager in TES at Ivy Tech resulting in over 31,000 established equivalencies and has worked with campus Registrars to use data from uAchieve to support the strategic goals around student success, retention, and recruitment. One of Drew’s recent accomplishments is helping Campus Registrars to use data from degree audits to increase the number of credentials awarded. This past academic year, Ivy Tech awarded over 26,000 credentials—an increase of over 5,000 credentials from the previous academic year.

In addition to Drew’s passion for student services, he is committed to efficiency, so much so that his coworkers often (in good fun) tease him about having a second keyboard that he has programmed to automate repetitive tasks.

We are grateful for Drew’s willingness to work with the CAB and are excited for you all to get the opportunity to work more closely with him, too.

If you or any of your colleagues would be interested in joining the Client Advisory Board, email Mindy Aufderheide at mindy@collegesource.com.

New Year, New Product Updates – uAchieve 4.5.2

Jan 14, 2019

uAchieve - Product Updates

We are ringing in the New Year with the release of uAchieve 4.5.2 on January 15, 2019. Although this is a minor release, we’ve successfully addressed over 200 enhancements and improvements across the uAchieve degree audit and student planner!

  • Introducing the Transcript Importer for streamlining transfer evaluation
  • New custom audit report templates
  • Improvements to the Admin help area, including the following:
    • New ability to theme your web apps with custom color selections that are accessibility-friendly
    • New configuration option can define what condition code gets assigned to planned courses when requesting an audit that includes planned courses from the student’s declared plan

Additional highlights:

  • Improved Planned Course Demand report now allows you to “drill down” to additional levels of detail to learn more about students with a specified course on their plan, and whether the plan is approved
  • Extended the FULL versus RESTRICTED settings on existing Batch app functions setting up group or user access to all batches, as opposed to more restricted access to your own batch or shared batches
  • New ability to delete groups of courses (AND/OR/RANGE) within a roadmap
  • When building roadmaps, a new filter allows hiding of pseudo courses when hidden course filters are enabled to show on the audit
  • Planned courses no longer decrement hours on the roadmap if the roadmap requirement’s linked audit sub-requirement doesn’t require anything

uAchieve 4.5.2 Webinar

Register now for our free webinar to learn about the new features and enhancements in 4.5.2!

When: Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. EST

If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to email us.


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