Humboldt State University, Lehman College – CUNY, and University of Southern California Recognized for Best Practices in Transfer and Degree Achievement
SAN DIEGO, June 23, 2020 – CollegeSource, the higher education industry’s most trusted SaaS provider of transfer and degree achievement solutions, announced the winners of its annual Sourcies Awards, which recognize institutions’ best practices in transfer and degree achievement. Announced during the CollegeSource Annual Conference – held virtually this year – the 2020 Sourcies went to Humboldt State University for Superior Student Planning Support and to Lehman College (The City University of New York – CUNY) and the University of Southern California (USC) for Innovation in Transfer Evaluation Automation.
“It is an honor to present this year’s Sourcies to schools that are doing remarkable work with CollegeSource’s solutions to achieve excellence in student degree planning support and in automating transfer evaluation,” said Troy Holaday, president of CollegeSource. “These three institutions have gone above and beyond in delivering critical technology innovations to benefit not only their students and faculty but also advisors, registrars, enrollment staff and overall campus leadership in enabling student mobility.”
Humboldt State University implemented and began using CollegeSource’s Planner to proactively foster students’ degree pursuits. With support from CollegeSource in providing data schema, a data dictionary and a unique query, Humboldt’s team was able to present the Planner to students in a format customized to meet their constituents’ streamlined needs. They further surrounded this improved format with a bevy of tutorials that quickly help students master the process of planning their academic careers.
Lehman College utilized application programming interfaces for CollegeSource’s TES solution to underpin its new electronic Transfer Credit Evaluation (eTCE) system. eTCE helps Lehman identify courses that require evaluation ahead of the actual course transfer and automatically alerts advisors by email when a review is needed. The new system has significantly enhanced student, faculty and staff satisfaction by replacing a manual process for evaluating over 5,000 transfer credit evaluation requests annually.
Faced with evaluating transfer credits for thousands of new students who were slated to arrive for orientation during a short two-week cycle in the summer of 2020, USC deployed CollegeSource’s robust, self-service transfer credit engine along with its uAchieve degree audit solution to automate the process for delivering reliable, properly formatted and rapid results. As a result, USC was prepared to evaluate transfer credit for 100 percent of the incoming coursework for this summer’s batch of potential transfer students well ahead of the two-week orientation window.
CollegeSource is the higher education industry’s trusted SaaS provider of transfer and degree achievement solutions. For nearly 50 years, CollegeSource has led market-changing transformation by inventing and investing in technology solutions that aid the staff and students of higher education in their quest to plan and complete academic careers. As the archiver of the nation’s extensive higher education course catalogs, CollegeSource’s degree audit, academic planning, and transfer credit evaluation solutions are depended on by more than 2,000 institutions and millions of individuals worldwide. Founded and led by higher education and technology veterans, CollegeSource is a privately-held company based in San Diego with offices in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, please visit collegesource.com.
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