Columbus State UITS Project Wins First Place From Technology Association of Georgia

UITS_Award2Columbus State University’s Information Technology Services division won first place in the 2014 Innovation Award competition from the Technology Association of Georgia Thursday evening during a ceremony in Atlanta.

The category was in the Small/Medium Business for Public Sector and went to CSU’s Business Intelligence and Analytic team.  The recognized work was for development of an “early warning system” that identifies students who, based on trigger data, may be at risk to fail a class or even drop out of school.

“My heartfelt thanks goes to our team for their mighty work in the development of the Early Alert Intervention and Support System for CSU student success,” said Abraham George, the university’s Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. “The BI team developed the analytic dashboard on a very tight schedule and still was able to launch the system before the beginning of the fall semester. This analytic application was developed for use by the ACE (Academic Center of Excellence) team to help students progress and ultimately graduate.”

CSU President Tim Mescon congratulated receipt of the award, calling it a “great team effort.”

“This is wonderful recognition from Georgia's technology community for our work here at Columbus State University,” he said.