CBORD Insights provides thought leadership based on proprietary research of stakeholders on university and college campuses across America and the world. Learn what your peers are saying about market pain points and technical solutions. Be the first to know and move!

STUDY: Colleges and Universities See On-Campus Automation as Critical for Long-Term Success

Automation-webinar-Oct-2023-thumb (1)A new study finds that leaders in higher education are turning to automation to offset an expected decrease in dining revenue due to declining enrollment over the next few years. Read about how CBORD is helping colleges and universities implement technologies that streamline foodservice operations and create new revenue sources.

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BLOG: Working Smarter on the Student Experience

When asked what outcomes are critical to their future success, higher education administrators place attracting and retaining students at the top of the list. Read about how technology can help colleges enhance the student experience through data-driven decision-making.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Overcoming Challenges in Higher Ed

Take a closer look at our helpful infographic describing the challenges and obstacles higher educations administrators told us they're experiencing and how to put your campus on a path toward success.

BLOG: Connecting to Drive Increased Revenue

StudentExpBlog3-400 × 250 (1)Learn ways to focus not only on increasing efficiency in your operations, but also on bolstering the bottom line by increasing revenue. With linked technologies and operations, institutions can have a flexible framework that allows them to build revenue by continuing to give their customers what they want.

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WHITE PAPER: The Accelerating Shift Toward the Connected Campus

We asked hundreds of higher education leaders as well as students across the country to give us insight into how they perceive the connected campus can address concerns, such as labor and supply shortages; the need for new revenue sources and economies of scale; and ongoing concerns about cyber and physical security.  

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BLOG: The Connected Campus: Getting From Here to There

StudentExpBlog1-400x250The connected campus integrates systems to bridge organizational silos, enable centralized management of operations, and deliver the right experience to students. But it does not need to be implemented all at once — it can be done gradually over time. A roadmap allows institutions to break the overall initiative into manageable phases that focus on the destination: the connected campus.

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WEBINARS: A Student's Day on a Connected Campus and Behind the Scenes on a Connected Campus

In a recent CBORD Insights survey, students told us that they want their campus at their fingertips – every service and option accessible from their smartphone at any time. You might have expected this, but do you know how to deliver? Here’s your chance to find out.

Watch our on-demand research-based webinars, a two-part series co-presented by mobile credential partners CBORD and Allegion.

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CASE STUDY: Mobile Credentials: The Key to a Connected Campus

Digital student IDs improve the
student experience by making
transactions and access on campus more seamless.

Read about how the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, transitioned to mobile credentials and the unexpected benefits that came with that move.


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WHITE PAPER: Top 6 Campus Challenges Higher Ed Is Facing

Higher Ed White Paper

Access our new white paper to learn which pain points your peers are facing right now and how automation can mitigate those and create a connected campus experience for students and staff.


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WEBINAR: Top Trends in Campus Automation

Watch the on-demand recording of our research-based webinar, 2023 Top Trends in Campus Automation, and learn how automation addresses today’s major pain points. 

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CBORD blog post chartBLOG: Easing the Impact of Labor Shortages

Explore the impacts of ongoing labor shortages on campus services from security to food operations. Learn what your students expect, your staff needs, and how automation can mitigate the pain points or even create new revenue streams!

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E-BOOK: The Connected Campus

Have you future-proofed your campus card program? Create a dynamic and engaging campus environment and attract top-performing students.

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BLOG: Life on a Connected Campus 

Follow a student through a day in her life on a connected campus. Discover how automation is streamlining foodservice, access, and security operations while improving the student experience.

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higher ed inflationBLOG: Working Smarter to Manage Shortages and Inflation in Higher Education Foodservice

Follow a director of dining services as he works to overcome supply chain shortages and inflation. Discover how automation is streamlining higher education foodservice operations without impacting student experience.

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BLOG: In Higher Ed, Automation Pays Off

Learn how a college CFO is managing costs with automation in the face of shortages, inflation, and rising student expectations.

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WEBINAR: Keyless Student Housing? Not Just for Large Campuses!  

Learn more about how to implement keyless access in residence halls. This interactive session will feature two campuses that have real-time experience going keyless.

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Provide the Services Students Need with the Technology They Want

The value of the connected campus is in the synergies it creates and the service levels it enables — not to mention the control levers and revenue streams it affords leadership. Contact us today and let's build a vision and business case you can sell!

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