Santa Barbara, CA—December 10, 2013—Governet announced that it is initiating a new pilot program in California to enable a limited test group of 200 high schools to access courses and degree programs via the statewide CurricUNET Meta search system, CurricUSEARCH. The CurricUSEARCH module will enable teachers and counselors to have more accurate and timely information on courses and degrees offered by the colleges and universities in the CurricUNET database.
“CurricUSEARCH will be very helpful to college-bound seniors and their advisors because it will eliminate the hassle of combing through multitudes of catalogues from multiple colleges and universities,” said Governet CEO George Tamas. “Student success initiatives are a major focus in the K12 sector at this time. That success is contingent on meeting future course and degree requirements. This program will finally give high school teachers, counselors, and their students a direct view of specific course requirements as well as the entire degree path at their eventual college/university selection. It will also provide students clarity about what is expected of them to achieve their academic goals.”
With more than 600,000 courses and degree programs from more than 550 colleges and universities currently listed in the database, CurricUSEARCH will provide students and their college advisors a one-stop resource to help them plan their academic degree paths. The database offers customizable, filtered searches so that users can create searches based on their interests and priorities, and then sort results by institution or by courses, programs or degrees.
The pilot program will be reviewed and analyzed by Governet throughout 2014, including feedback from both the test group of high schools and current CurricUNET colleges and universities, to assess its effectiveness. This review will determine the degree to which the program will be modified or expanded, both in California and the other states and provinces containing CurricUNET institutions.
In addition to facilitating the college/university selection process for high school users, this program also adds value for institutions currently using CurricUNET by providing another enrollment marketing outlet for them to gain exposure among student prospects. Dr. Cecil Broadnax, Governet Vice President of Sales and Business Development explained, “We are also very excited about expanding the use of CurricUNET to high school users because it provides our CurricUNET clients with another promotional tool to reach college-bound student populations.”
About Governet and CurricUNET:
Governet is a leading provider of innovative Web-based solutions for higher education institutions. These solutions address local campus, statewide system, and international collaborative network issues in curriculum development, management and accreditation. Governet’s core application is CurricUNET, the award-winning curriculum management system designed to streamline curriculum processes from planning to articulation by improving workflow efficiency, reporting and approval processes and institutional connectivity. Currently serving more than 550 colleges and universities, including several state-wide systems throughout the U.S., Canada and the United Arab Emirates, CurricUNET was adopted by California’s ground-breaking ASSIST, which connects and facilitates articulation between all of the state’s higher education systems. CurricUNET provides its users access to more than 600,000 course outlines and 47,000 program and degree programs. Via this transformational database, Governet is guiding the development of best practices standards for curriculum and creating what is rapidly becoming the Worldwide Curriculum Network. For more information about Governet and CurricUNET, please visit www.governet.net.
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