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Coordinating Academic Planning and Advising (EAB 7/10/13)
Education Advisory Board Research on Strategies for Effective Technology Implementation.  Read full article.

Course Scheduling as a Strategic Initiative: Using Technology Tools and Timetable Data to Enhance Student Success (AACRAO Journal College & University) Read full article.

SCC's 'smart growth' saved it $3.4 mil (Commonwealth Journal 4/29/13) Read full article.

Ad Astra Launches Industry's Only Visual Academic Operations Metrics in Data-Rich Dashboards (University Business 10/23/12) 
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Ad Astra Launches New Astra Cloud SaaS System (University Business 10/22/12) Ad Astra Information Systems announces the new Astra Cloud that provides off-premise hosting and application management services.  Read full article.

Ad Astra announces new data-rich dashboards for higher ed (The Kansas City Star 10/18/12) Industry's only visual academic operations metrics now available in an easy-to-use application. Read full article.

Classroom scheduling for fall quarter done in record time. (DePaul University Enrollment Matters 9/24/2) Read full article. 

The Complexity Issue (Career College Central 7/1/12)
Driving academic operations and efficiency through analytics.  Article by Tom Shaver, Founder and CEO, Ad Astra Information Systems. Read full article.

Kansas City's Top Tech Women (Kansas City Business Journal 7/1/12)
Ad Astra Information Systems President, Jackie Shaver, listed as top tech women in Kansas City.  Congrats Jackie! Read full article.

Floor Plans (University Business July/August '12)

University Business article featuring Ad Astra Information Systems clients, Howard CC and KCTCS, that have completed Strategic Scheduling Checkups and the work they are doing as a result. Read full article.

Can't Live Without It (Education Executive Summer '12)
Feature article about higher education and the decisions they have when choosing technology to help control costs and improve efficiency.  Read full article.

Schools Benefit as Ad Astra Expands Services (Education Writers Association 5/16/12)

Higher education institutions document savings and efficiencies with data-driven professional services and analysis.  Read full article.

Higher Education Leaders Looking for Efficiency in Classroom Use (WKU Public Radio 4/17/12)
More than 80 education leaders from across Kentucky are expected to attend a statewide summit next week to learn more about "best practices" in scheduling classroom space. The issue has become increasingly important as energy costs have risen and budgets have grown tighter.  The summit will be held in Versailles, at KCTCS  offices. Dr. Tony Honeycutt, the Provost of Somerset Community College, spoke with WKU Public Radio about the story.  Listen to interview.

Colleges Hold Summit to Share Cost Cutting Technology Uses (WNKU 4/17/12)
Responding to growing concerns over funding cuts and the need to trim budgets, college administrators are turning to high-tech software to better manage their resources. Kentucky Community and Technical College System spokesperson Melinda Holbrook says more than 80 education leaders from 25 institutions will share their experiences at the Kentucky Ad-Astra Summit. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Holbrook how the Summit will help save energy and money. (get more information at Listen to interview.

IHL Administrators to Meet at Southern Miss for Software Demonstration (Southern Miss NOW 3/5/12)
Key representatives from all eight major universities in Mississippi will convene on The University of Southern Mississippi campus March 8-9 for demonstrations and discussion of strategic planning software developed by Ad Astra Information Systems. Read full article.

Full-time workers boost volunteer rate in 2011 (The Kansas City Star 2/28/12)
Something about the recovery is prodding more full-time workers to volunteer their time outside of work. Data released last week chart a significant uptick in the number of American adults who volunteered last year for a religious, educational or other nonprofit organization. And the biggest increase came from those who theoretically had the least free time to give. Read full article.

Ad Astra eschews tech startup stereotypes, finds success the slow and steady way (Kansas City Business Journal 11/11/11)
Absent from Ad Astra Information Systems Inc.'s beginnings are a garage, a deluge of angel investors and overnight success.  Instead, the software company has invested in technology development, fine-tuning its offerings again and again, relying heavily on feedback and research from existing customers. Read full article.

Ad Astra Associates Published in SEM Source (11/09)
We are proud to announce that our own Ellen Robbins, Platinum Analytics and Strategic Product Specialst, and Laura Kelley, Platinum Analytics and Strategic Product Manager, both formerly with University of North Carolina Greensboro, have been published in SEM Source, a monthly newsletter released by AACRAO. Their article, "Efficiency and Student Success with Strategic Scheduling," discusses UNCG's strategic approach to data driven decision making with Platinum Analytics. Read full article.


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