Student Lifecycle Management

Run your institution more efficiently and effectively. Zion has reinvented finance, HR, student, grants management, and planning applications to help you take your institution forward.

A higher degree of knowledge
Easily manage your entire institution. Recruit and retain best-fit students and employees; support open-ended terms and flexible payment schedules; track academic appointments, tenure, and memberships; manage endowments and grants; and so much more—all in a single system designed by higher education for higher education.

With Zion, your institution can:
• Adapt quickly to new learning and outcome models and other changes
• Engage students, faculty, and staff with truly mobile communications
• Gain greater insight into faculty and staff to optimize resources
• Improve accuracy and compliance for grants, budgets, and awards

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Academic advising.

Help define your students’ academic requirements, assess their progress, and report on that assessment through status updates and degree audits. Then feed the requirements, academic record, and analytics into the plan to easily help students achieve their goals.

  • Define requirements for every academic objective and determine how students have met or can meet those requirements.
  • Use data from the student’s academic reports, preferences, and “like-student” success patterns to suggest an optimized path toward their objective.
  • Analyze academic records against the defined requirements.
  • Support descriptive and prescriptive analytics for academic planning and reporting.

Rethink academic planning.

No more paper-driven academic planning processes. With academic advising software from Zion, students can see how they’ll complete their requirements over time and better plan to graduate within their target timeframe.

  • Enable students and advisors to access academic plans anytime, anywhere.
  • Allow administrators, advisors, and students to collaborate and communicate using activity streams.
  • Develop plans across a student’s entire career, not just in the first year or when a program of study is declared.
  • Plan, schedule, and advise in one system.

Set a flexible framework.

Easily define academic requirements to assess a student’s progress, then allow students and advisors to view up-to-date information on any device.

  • Assign requirements to academic units, programs, concentrations, and more.
  • Set requirements at the highest level and have subordinate elements inherit them with a hierarchical framework.
  • Allow subordinate elements within the hierarchy to modify a superior element.
  • Permit or restrict courses to satisfy multiple academic requirements.

Develop great programs of study.

Define programs of study that fully capture a student’s educational objective.

  • Support various programs of study, such as official, undeclared, non-degree, and more.
  • Configure the program area framework to expose meta-majors and group programs spanning across an institution's academic structure.
  • Allow students to choose a focus that’s more narrow than their official program of study.
  • Identify which courses are needed to satisfy academic requirements, and which ones aren’t.