Bridging the Digital Divide: How Workday Student Is Modernizing the Academic Experience
Did you know that in the United States, over 50% of higher education institutions use a student information system (SIS) that was implemented before 2000? These outdated systems are often challenging to navigate, do not keep up with current technology, and lack mobile friendliness. At many institutions, students must juggle multiple systems to access information on grades, financial aid, advising, and courses. Today’s digital native students deserve better. They want an SIS that aligns with rapidly changing technology and instant information access.
Enter Workday Student. Not only does it step into this space, but it also defines it. Designed to meet the ever-changing and dynamic needs of both students and institutions, Workday Student consolidates all aspects of the student experience into one user friendly platform. Accessible anywhere, at any time, and on any device, it simplifies processes and revolutionizes the academic journey.
Understanding the Modern Student’s Needs
Mobile technology is essential to the modern student. Workday Student is easily accessible on phones, tablets, and computers. Additionally, as everything a student needs resides in Workday Student, they have access to a timesaving, simplified platform instead of having to jump between services. Balancing academic, extracurricular, work, and social schedules is enough of a task; a streamlined SIS is crucial to simplify daily life and position students for success. Technology today looks vastly different today than two decades ago, prompting the need for state-of-the-art software. Educational institutions must adopt modern SISs to attract top-tier students and position themselves as industry leaders.
A Unified System for All Needs
Workday Student is a comprehensive platform that helps students and educators achieve their goals. With its streamlined and user-friendly interface, it simplifies tasks like academic planning, course registration, scheduling, and financial aid processing.
Workday Student Stand-out Features:
- Easy Access: Students can easily access academic records, course schedules, and other vital information.
- Real-time Data: The platform provides real-time analytics, enabling students to monitor their academic progress and pinpoint areas needing extra attention.
- Communication Tools: Features like messaging and scheduling ensure connectivity with faculty and peers.
- Course Registration: Students can view, search, and enroll in courses seamlessly.
- Financial Aid Module: Manages the entire financial aid process, from application to disbursement.
- Mobile-Friendly: Designed for smartphones and tablets, ensuring students stay engaged on the move.
Unlock the Full Potential of Workday Student with Attain Partners
Every institution has its unique journey towards student success. At Attain Partners, we’re committed to supporting you every step of the way, ensuring a seamless and effective transition to Workday Student.
- Gain Insight: Dive deep into your current business processes. Our team offers an unbiased view, reviewing your processes to chart a clear path forward.
- Leverage Our Expertise: Benefit from our vast experience in Workday implementations. We’re well-versed in best practices and potential pitfalls, ensuring a smooth Workday adoption.
- Manage Projects Efficiently: Let Attain Partners oversee your Workday Student implementation. We’ll handle project planning, risk management, and resource allocation, ensuring timely and budget-friendly completion.
- Facilitate Change: Our comprehensive change management strategy, including stakeholder analysis, communication planning, and training, ensures your community is ready to embrace Workday Student.
Ready to Revolutionize Your Student Management System?
In an era where technology quickly advances, it’s critical for higher educational institutions to stay ahead of the curve. With Workday Student, institutions are not only keeping pace but setting the standard for a modern, comprehensive SIS.
About the Authors
Michelle Metcalf is a Senior Consultant in the Strategic Transformation Services practice at Attain Partners. With over a decade of experience in Higher Education and nonprofit sectors, Michelle has honed her expertise in change management, training, testing, and cutover planning. She possesses a deep understanding of the Workday ecosystem, having worked hands-on with modules like Workday HCM, FIN, and Student. Her multifaceted experience spans roles from system analysis to change management, training, and crucial aspects of Workday implementations.
Jess Jones is a Senior Analyst in the Strategic Transformation Services practice at Attain Partners with prior experience in secondary education. She is a Prosci® Certified Change Management Practitioner who is currently specializing in change management and has worked on a variety of projects with non-profit organizations and higher education institutes. Jess has participated in various stages of proposal preparation and submission, training, strategic planning, and change management activities.
Timothy Hutchinson is a Senior Analyst in the Strategic Transformation Services practice at Attain Partners. A recent graduate, he returned to Attain Partners after completing its consulting summer internship program. He is additionally a Prosci® Certified Change Practitioner. Prior to his role at Attain Partners, he gained significant experience in roles regarding fundraising in the higher education space, customer relationship management (CRM), small business development, entrepreneurship, and nonprofit management and advocacy.
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