Ellucian: Creating Modern Campuses

Jeff Ray, President & CEO
In January 2015, St. Peter’s University that already offered a traditional degree in business, wanted to establish an online BA/ BS course to reach out to adult learners and students who were unable to attend conventional colleges. The educator partnered with Ellucian’s Academic and Grant Services’ instructional design team to develop an attractive online degree program that would retain St. Peter’s high academic standards. After consulting with Ellucian, St. Peter’s elected to build a business curriculum using gamification. The gameful-learning made the online courses exciting by giving scores and rewards to the students as they progress—building a more positive and self-motivated learning experience. For more than four decade, Ellucian has been providing technology solutions and services that remove learning barriers, helping higher education institutions to achieve student success.

Built on the latest technologies, Ellucian’s wide range of products is focused on enhancing every aspect of the modern connected campus, fulfilling students’ and faculty’s expectations. For students, Ellucian offers interconnected software and services designed to access registration, and financial aid. Ellucian’s integrated solutions connects administrative systems with Learning Management System (LMS) making it easier to manage online course content and reuse course materials. Using the company’s robust set of constituent relationship management solutions, institutes establish and cultivate relationships throughout the student lifecycle and beyond. These solutions enable organizations to view comprehensive details of interactions over time and make faster and better decisions about strategies with integrated and consistent data for improved education facilities. Further, Ellucian Brainstorm is a Competency- Based Education (CBE) solution that offers a personalized experience for students. Educators seeking an effective competency-based education model can finally meet modern students wherever they are. Brainstorm builds the right content toward competencies students need to master, driving substantive faculty-student interactions, with insightful feedback.

We are just ensuring that we bend the technology to serve the higher education system

Higher education industry is driving towards creating a community where students receive the services they demand, faculty facilitate teaching and learning in the classroom or online and departmental staff have the information and support to be more effective. All these necessary elements are fulfilled by Ellucian ERP system. Banner by Ellucian is the widely used higher education ERP that provides easy access, essential features, and speedy workflows for students, faculty, and staff alike. It strengthens major workflow in higher education, from student recruiting and retention to talent attraction and management.

With a view to empower institutions to extend, configure, and add technologies as campuses evolve— without sacrificing existing investments, the company has designed the Ellucian Extensible Ecosystem (XE). Ellucian XE is a technology strategy developed to protect institutions’ investments and help them expand or adopt solutions as priorities shift. Ellucian XE delivers a seamless experience to casual users and power users alike—whether they’re accessing applications via mobile, portal, or self-service interfaces.

According to the major plan of transitioning to the cloud executed last year, Ellucian has designed a cloud solution aimed at modernizing higher education institutions systems without disruption, while providing organizations’ the flexibility to choose their right options. The announcement of the availability of Banner Finance 9.0 is another upgradation in the company’s solution suite, providing a transformed user experience and modern functionality through the XE. Ellucian’s team believes in the power of collaboration, drawing on the collective insight of a global education community to help move education forward. “We are just ensuring that we bend the technology to serve the higher education system,” concludes Jeff Ray, President and CEO, Ellucian.


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Jeff Ray, President & CEO

Provider of software and services that higher education institutions need to help students succeed