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ERIC Number: EJ940884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
From the Classroom to the Boardroom: Schools Adopt Digital and Sustainable Practices across All Levels
Daniels, Marc
College and University, v86 n4 p57-58 Spr 2011
Significant responsibility for the transition from paper to online can be traced to the college admissions office. By instituting online applications, admissions offices fundamentally altered the way in which college admissions works. Always on the forefront of developing and implementing new technology for the benefit of faculty and students, admissions officers went digital, streamlining the applications cycle, decreasing overhead expenses, and reducing the administrative burden of sorting and filing thousands of papers. Following the initial push, to implement online admissions programs, a number of schools are taking the digital transition to a whole new level: the boardroom. Slowly but surely, boards of trustees at colleges and universities across the country are going digital, housing their information in "online board portals," virtual meeting rooms that enable trustees to conduct meetings online and thereby help to reduce travel demands, shrink administrative budgets, and reduce the environmental impact of conducting important business. Schools are continuing to prove that it is possible to make environmentally friendly changes that improve the day-to-day activities essential to serving students. With online board portals' ability to meet the needs of large corporate boards as well as local small businesses, academic institutions of all sizes are beginning to significantly increase their utilization of this digital "tool." For many schools, the use of an online board portal fits into an overall mission to "go green" and reduce their environmental impact. Board portals are the next logical step along the digital path that began with the online application process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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