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Out of the Box Integration to Increase Student Engagement— Johnson C. Smith University Awarded $252,465 Campus Consortium Mobile Campus Grant

02-16-2018 12:44 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Out of the Box Integration to Increase Student Engagement—

Campus Consortium, the largest global education association of schools, colleges and universities, awarded Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) a $252,465 grant to implement a mobile app for students and faculty. JCSU is a new urban university rooted in the HBCU tradition and charged with an urgent public mission: to equip a diverse student body through innovative teaching and faculty-mentored and applied research with the knowledge, skills, values, and ethics that will enable them to solve complex problems in a fast-changing global economy.

Tami Simmons, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at JCSU, spoke about the support, stating, “Johnson C. Smith University is delighted to receive Campus Consortium’s grant. These funds will enhance our facilities by providing students with a mobile app that is bound to streamline or simplify processes students can have difficulty navigating. A well-thought out mobile app will go a long way in attracting and retaining today’s students and employees.”

The Campus Consortium grant will enable Johnson C. Smith University to build an official mobile app through the technology provider Unifyed. The mobile app will consist of 14 basic applets like Campus News, Emergency Numbers, Campus Events, Social Media, Parking, Dinning etc. In addition, it will also feature Unifyed Applets for LMS, Academic, Financial Aid and Unifyed Campus Bulletin Board, What’s Up.

“This mobile app solution provides out of the box integration and increases engagement, in addition to the beauty of adding new features on the go. We believe this will be a great opportunity for Johnson C. Smith University to grow and we wish them all the luck,” stated Anjli Jain, Chairman of the Campus Consortium. “We congratulate them on receiving the Campus Consortium Grant.”

To learn about and apply for a Campus Consortium Grant, please visit https://campusconsortium.org/grant-programs.

About Johnson C Smith University
Founded in 1867, Johnson C. Smith University is an independent, close-knit urban university located in Charlotte, N.C. It has a growing national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology in ways that empower tomorrow’s diverse entrepreneurial citizens and leaders. Offering 24 fields of study, including a master’s degree in social work, to more than 1,400 students from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, the university’s excellent academic programs focus on servant leadership, civic engagement and global responsibility. For more information about JCSU, visit www.jcsu.edu or follow the university on social media sites Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

Campus Consortium is a leading education association with more than 37,000 higher education institutions and K-12 school district members. The Campus Consortium's mission is to help members reduce the time, cost and effort associated with implementing enterprise IT services by leveraging shared IT services, lessons learned and best practices so that each member can avoid reinventing the wheel. For more information, please visit https://campusconsortium.org/

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