Established during the Reconstruction Period after the Civil War as the first state-supported college in Texas for African Americans, Prairie View A&M University is the second-oldest public higher-ed institution in the state. With today’s total enrollment exceeding 9,000, our HBCU offers a rich and diverse academic experience and recognizes the value that international programs can have on developing our students into global citizens.
Until relatively recently, individual colleges and departments at Prairie View operated our study-abroad programs independently, with a combination of paper forms and manual processes. But with a university-wide goal of increasing student participation in international programs, the administration realized our programs needed to be centralized and automated to ensure access to the widest number of students and provide a solid foundation for program growth.
We selected Terra Dotta, a provider of cloud-based study-abroad software, as our partner in this project, and the implementation and design process for the solution yielded important insights about automating and streamlining the study-abroad-management process.…Read More