Partnering to Achieve Sustainable Transformation in Higher Education

BlueLine Associates assists higher education entities with analysis, recommendations and implementations of strategic initiatives. We recommend options and pathways for governance structures, technology selection, change management and program approaches. We understand that inclusion and shared governance are important to success.

Our Experience

  • Assessing your complete technology portfolio, with focus on value provided to faculty, students, staff, alumni and other constituents.We are vendor-agnostic experts who look at data, processes, people and technology to provide a menu of options for getting more from prior or planned investments
  • Developing and managing large, complex and expensive enterprise resource and student systems, such as Banner, Workday, Oracle and Kuali
  • Utilizing process improvement standards and best practices that flex to organizational needs recognizing each institution requires a customized approach
  • Providing leadership-level expertise for strategy and implementation, turning around an IT organization, or helping to increase the departmental efficiencies

BlueLine Solutions
Assess qualitative and quantitative data and processes of current operations to recommend solutions tailored to data. technology and process
Streamline and improve processes with definitive measurement results, in partnership with your senior leaders and subject matter experts
Deliver quality talent and staffing solutions that fit the specific needs of the institution while working seamlessly with partner departments across the institution

We are passionate about the success of your students, faculty, staff and constituents.

Partnership
 Whether considering new initiatives, strengthening existing programs, mentoring and supporting teams, assessing current capabilities, we can be your partner to help get the best value for your talent and technology investment.

 

Higher Education Services

Blueline has decades of experience in providing leadership-level expertise in higher education.

Process Design and Technology Lifecycle Planning
Process and technology should be addressed in tandem, in alignment with institutional objectives
Large, expensive enterprise resource planning and student systems have had varied results in higher education institutions. More than ever, these systems need to work for your institution by smoothing and eliminating barriers and administrative overhead
Our vendor-agnostic experts have experience looking at the whole picture – data, processes, people and technology – and can provide a menu of options for getting more out of prior or planned investments
If you need a major upgrade or replacement, it is important to consider that contemporary, configurable SAAS and cloud-based systems continue to come to market as options to legacy systems. When considering these next-generation systems, institutions are purchasing new technology and new ways of doing business
Blueline is an independent party that can look at the big picture surrounding these critical decisions, including the nuances of shared governance and broad inclusion that are important to academic, administrative, and auxiliary units. We can recommend options and pathways, including assistance with assessing, selecting and managing vendors and shovel-ready plans to get implementation started
Information Technology Leadership, Strategy, and Implementation
Institutions need reliable and secure technology infrastructure, effective business and student systems, and innovative teaching, learning and research technology solutions
Providing and managing these solutions is complex, expensive, and requires quality talent
BlueLine has decades of experience in turning around IT organizations in trouble, or helping mature IT organizations increase their contribution further
Whether seeking new leadership at the CIO or director level, mentoring current IT leadership teams, assessing current capabilities, or managing large complex programs, we can partner to help you get best value for your talent and technology investment