KualiCo, an open source software company focused on the delivery of innovative administrative solutions for higher education, announced today the University of Maryland has joined as the first product partner for the new cloud-based student information system. The announcement was made publicly during the opening plenary session of Kuali Days 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
"As a long-standing member of the Kuali Community, the University of Maryland is honored to bring our institutional expertise and resources to help shape this next generation student information system," said Chuck Wilson, the Associate Vice President for Records, Registration & Extended Studies at the University of Maryland. "We are confident this partnership will result in a sustainable solution that meets the needs of the University of Maryland and a diverse mix of higher education institutions."
As a product partner, the University of Maryland will leverage KualiCo's technical and product development expertise, while contributing subject matter knowledge and personnel to help guide features and functionality in the new system. The end result will be a student information system designed to meet the current and emerging needs of higher education.
The first phase of the student project is the Curriculum Management module that will assist faculty and administrators develop and manage a catalog of courses and program offerings from entry to graduation. Future modules include Enrollment, Financial Aid, Academic Planning, Student Accounts, and Degree Audit.
"UMD has the vision and expertise to help us create an amazing student information system. They've wanted to do groundbreaking stuff in this space so it's fitting that they are the first partner to sign on," CEO Joel Dehlin adds. "KualiCo will continue to work with higher ed institutions to create innovative solutions."
Kuali Days 2014 continues through November 13 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana. This year's conference recorded more than 730 attendees representing 134 institutions or organizations, 39 states, and eight countries.
About University of Maryland
The University of Maryland is a public research university, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland and original 1862 land-grant institution in the State. It is one of 63 members of the Association of American Universities, an organization composed of the leading research universities in the United States and Canada. The University creates and applies knowledge, providing outstanding instruction and nourishing a climate of intellectual growth in a broad range of academic disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. As a land-grant institution, the University shares its research, educational, cultural, and technological strengths with the Maryland citizenry and other constituencies. Its collaborations with State, federal, private and non-profit partners promote economic development and improve quality of life.
KualiCo delivers open source administrative software using modern cloud-based technologies built specifically for higher education. Our thoughtfully-designed products streamline processes to significantly reduce costs for grants and research, finance, student services, and continuity planning. KualiCo is privately held and has offices in Salt Lake City, Utah and Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, visit www.kuali.co.