Get to Know CollegeSource This Spring

Jan 27, 2020

CollegeSource a AACRAO 2019Having some fun at the booth for Janie Barnett’s retirement from AACRAO.

Have you made any travel plans for this Spring? We would love for you to join us on the road for our tour of trade shows and conferences!

We’re headed out to some of the biggest higher education conferences of the year. The first stop is Washington, D.C., for the annual meeting of SACRAO! Then we’ll be hopping across the U.S. and looking forward to the opportunity to connect with even more of our customers face-to-face and to hear exciting news about what’s going on in the industry. Stop by our booth where we’ll have fun swag and special prizes for lucky attendees to take away, as well as some great information on our degree completion and transfer solutions!

Where We Are Headed This Spring

The conferences we’ll be attending in the coming months are listed below.

73rd SACRAO Annual Meeting (Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers)

Washington, D.C. | February 1-5, 2020 | Visit us at Booth #7
Hear from Elizabeth Daigle, MBA, Associate Registrar of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for “A Complete 180 on the Transfer Evaluation Process” on Monday, February 3, at 9:40-10:30 a.m. in Beech B.

NISTS 2020: Reimagining the Transfer Student Experience (National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students)

Atlanta, Georgia | February 5-7, 2020 | Visit our booth!
Join us for “Think Globally, Act Locally: The Transfer Experience is a Community Issue with a Larger Impact” on Friday, February 7, at 9:00-10:00 a.m. in Venetian 5.

ACE 2020 (American Council on Education)

San Diego, California | March 14-16, 2020
We’ll be participating in ACE 2020 as attendees. Come meet us there!

Alliance Conference presented by HEUG (Higher Education User Group)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | March 29-April 1, 2020 | Visit us at Booth #639
We’ll be presenting “Taking the Headache Out of Schedule Building with Schedmule™ by CollegeSource” on Monday, March 30, at 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m in Room 112A.

106th AACRAO Annual Meeting (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers)

New Orleans, Louisiana | April 5-8, 2020 | Visit us at Booth #221
Learn “What You Can Achieve with uAchieve®” on Monday, April 6, at 10:00-10:45 a.m. in Room 206.
Shortly after, we invite you to join us for a presentation with Patrick Sullivan, University Registrar of University of Massachusetts Amherst, on “A (Transfer) Day in the Life…,” Monday, April 6, at 11:00-11:45 a.m. in Room 212.

Ellucian Live 2020

Orlando, Florida | April 5-8, 2020 | Visit us at Booth #446
This is your chance to connect with our technical services and support team, or to learn more about our solution portfolio.

CIAC Annual Conference (California Intersegmental Articulation Council)

Long Beach, California | April 22-24, 2020
We’ll be participating at CIAC as attendees. Come meet us there!

If you are attending one of these conferences across the country this Spring, we’d love for you to come by our booth to say hello. If you’d like to set up a meeting or have any questions, please get in touch.

Summer is Just Around the Corner

As soon as we get back from these Spring shows, we will be hosting our biggest training event of the year!

2020 CollegeSource Annual Conference

San Diego, California | June 22-25, 2020
Taking place over four days this summer at the beautiful Paradise Point in San Diego, California, our annual gathering of users and CollegeSource staff will be filled with valuable training sessions, networking with colleagues and product experts, and plenty of bayside entertainment. Learn more and register with the Advanced Rate available through March 31st at collegesource.com/2020.

We hope to see you!

2020 Is Not for Hindsight!

Jan 14, 2020

Hindsight Is So NOT 2020!

A message from the President of CollegeSource, Troy Holaday—

Greetings to all of you hardworking professionals out there using CollegeSource products to influence higher education experiences for the better! We appreciate what you do and we want you to know that we are not resting on our laurels in 2020, though 2019 was truly a good year for us.

In 2019, Transferology reached double the number of institutions participating in the network since its inception nearly five years ago. We picked up some significant new state and system-wide projects. (For example, we have implemented Transferology in the University of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Technical and Community College Systems and are adding uAchieve Planner to the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities offerings for students.) Once again we saw remarkable growth in the number of institutions utilizing TES, the Transfer Evaluation System. Stories about these and other achievements will be shared throughout the year and at our Annual Conference.

The first month of a new year, however, isn’t the time for hindsight. Let’s talk about 2020.

The theme for this year is Support and Success.

Support

Goal: To amplify the support we offer to people who use our software to make a difference.

Each year users pay maintenance or subscription guaranteeing that some of our best time and effort at CollegeSource go into answering your questions, fixing reported bugs, improving system performance, connecting you with critical resources, providing you with opportunities for professional development, and more. We will be doing some re-organizing early this year to enhance our policy and processes related to responding to client needs. This means faster responses, more and better documentation, abundant opportunities for webinars and other training, and generally more attention to client conditions, challenges, and creative solutions.

Success

Goal: To make extra efforts to ensure client project success!

Your success is our success, now and in the future. We have a number of large projects on our plate right now and a handful of clients who were first with uAchieve in the cloud. We are going to be going the extra mile on our direct work with clients such as these throughout the year, devoting additional hours and resources to problems. These will be extras, beyond the work that we have already agreed to do for support. We feel like throwing our shoulder into clients’ efforts may be the best “sales” strategy we have. Not only do we get opportunities to experience the work firsthand, we also get a sense of accomplishment when your work – and ours – pays off. We fulfill our mission when you help “maximize human potential” by graduating students who are well-rounded, informed, and employable.

We know that “word gets around.” Clients talk to other clients, and we want them to hear good things about us from you all!

We are looking forward to serving you in 2020. Let’s do great things, together.