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Conference on Higher Education Computing in Kansas

The Conference on Higher Education Computing in Kansas (CHECK) is an annual gathering of information technology professionals in post-secondary institutions in Kansas to present, discuss, and learn about new technologies and current issues in providing IT services to the higher education community. CHECK is sponsored by the Regents Information Technology Council (RITC) and coordinated by the Information Technology and Services Advisory (ITSA) subcommittee. Hosting the event rotates among the member institutions.

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Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance, human resources and student systems. Founded in 2005, Workday has reinvented finance, HR, payroll, grants management, and student applications to help institutions run more efficiently and effectively. More than 1,100 organizations, including many higher education institutions, have selected Workday.

Workday offers an easier way to recruit and retain best-fit students and employees, introduce new programs and initiatives, and adapt quickly to change. Workday handles the unique needs of higher education with functionality to manage the entire student lifecycle, faculty academic appointments, named professorships, committees and unions, tenure tracking, flexible payment calendars, activity-based pay, grants, effort certification, endowment accounting, and open-ended terms. The flexible budgetary control framework, fund accounting, and position budgeting capabilities provide the visibility institutions need to improve compliance, demonstrate accountability, reduce errors, and stay on top of their financial health.

With Workday, colleges and universities can:
  • Adapt quickly and easily to changes in learning/outcome models, program offerings, regulatory requirements, and organizational structure.
  • Engage students, faculty, and staff with personalized communications and self-service delivered via smartphone, tablet, and desktop.
  • Gain greater insight into faculty and staff to optimize human resources, plan for succession, and better manage appointments, tenure, leave, and other faculty information.
  • Improve accuracy, visibility, and compliance related to grant proposals, budgets, and awards.