The Colorado School of Mines, a public higher education research institution, has rolled out a new student information system with the aim of modernizing its technology operations and elevating the student experience.

The school has opted to work with Ellucian to deploy the company’s Banner SaaS [software-as-a-service]. Ellucian said integrating the new platform will “transform and streamline business processes at Mines, while also providing students with a modern interface that keeps pace with technological advancements and meets their evolving needs.”

“As Mines continues its move to cloud services, Ellucian Banner SaaS provides a modern SIS cloud solution with a framework that will allow us to move from on-premise to the cloud in a streamlined way,” said Andrew Moore, chief information officer, Colorado School of Mines. “By taking advantage of business processes we already know, we will save time and critical resources.”

The company explained that the Ellucian Banner SaaS offers schools wide ranging benefits. With the new student information system, schools can improve registration by giving students self-service capabilities so they can plan, register, and build schedules online. The platform can also help schools strengthen their advising capabilities by giving advisors best practice recommendations with easy access to student profile data and planning tools. Educators will also have more tools to help manage the grading cycle by being able to import grades from Excel and streamline the process of posting grades for students.

“Ellucian serves nearly 82% of top research universities in North America, guided by our mission to power higher education so institutions can empower student success,” said Laura Ipsen, president and CEO, Ellucian. “We are proud to extend our partnership with Colorado School of Mines and support its efforts to deliver transformational learning experiences through the Ellucian SaaS Platform.”

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