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Feather River College Becomes the First to Qualify for New BME/Governet Grant Service Assistance Program

SANTA BARBARA, May 26, 2013—Governet, innovators of technology solutions for higher education institutions, announced today that Feather River College has become the first to participate in a pilot Grant Writing Assistance Program designed to provide opportunity for underfunded colleges and universities to modernize and automate their curriculum processing. Created in partnership with Blue Mountain Energy (BME), the Grant Writing Assistance Program provides access to education grants and facilitates grant application processes that would otherwise be unaffordable for these institutions.

“We discovered that, due to tight budget constraints, some smaller institutions were unable to even consider purchasing advanced curriculum processing software that would ultimately save time and drastically reduce costs,” said Star Simmons, Vice President of Sales at Governet. “At the same time, we became aware of a number of grant programs that would provide funding to qualified institutions for this purpose.”

Simmons explained that, despite the variety of grant programs available to fund such systems for higher education institutions, the grant application process is time-consuming and requires additional human resources.  Furthermore, outsourcing grantwriting services is often too cost prohibitive for the institutions that could benefit most from a grantwriting program.

Located in Quincy, California and attended by students from all over the United States, Feather River College offers a variety of unique degree programs including Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Equestrian Science, Agriculture, Environmental Studies and Natural Resources. It also offers academic programs aligned with freshman and sophomore programs at four-year universities that have produced an exceptional rate of student transfers.

“Improving technology systems will help Feather River to reduce costs, save resources and more efficiently comply with California’s rigorous new reporting requirements,” said Derek Lerch, the Dean of Instruction at Feather River College. Lerch and administrators at Feather River College believe that this grant opportunity will enable the institution to pursue the technology, such as CurricUNET Meta, that it needs to streamline curricular activity, improve accuracy and reduce personnel-hours required to manage the development and approval processes. Additionally, Feather River College faculty look forward to having access to program descriptions from colleges around the world, which will provide a wealth of information that will allow them to make more informed curricular decisions. Lerch added, “The Grant Writing Assistance Program will help us to afford these improvements.”

“Our goal is to tap into available grants that would enable small institutions like Feather River College to streamline and automate curriculum processing and gain access to the Worldwide Curriculum Network,” said Simmons. “We recognize that access to alternative funding will help these smaller institutions improve their offerings and become more competitive globally.”

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.

About Feather River College:

Feather River College (FRC) is a public, two-year community college located in Quincy, California. Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, FRC offers small classes in which students receive individual attention and academic rigor maintained in a friendly, informal atmosphere by a faculty and staff dedicated to student growth and success. Often referred to as “the million-acre classroom,” FRC is especially proud of the unique academic opportunities offered to students due to its location. The campus is surrounded by some of the most beautiful forestland in California, with 350 miles of marked hiking and biking trails, more than 1,000 miles of rivers and 100 lakes where students can enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The campus features unique facilities that include a trout hatchery and an equestrian center with horse boarding facilities. In addition to its academic offerings, FRC offers students an array of intercollegiate athletics with a tradition of excellence, competing in Bowl games, regional and state playoffs and winning division titles on a regular basis. FRC offers transfer program courses that parallel the freshman and sophomore year courses offered at four-year colleges.  Many FRC students transfer to some of the best colleges and universities in the country.  In fact, FRC has one of the best transfer rates among all community colleges in the state.  For more information, please visit www.frc.edu.

About BME:

Blue Mountain Energy (BME) is a woman-owned management and consulting firm certified by the Women’s Enterprise Business National Council and the California Suppliers Clearinghouse.  BME works directly with colleges and universities, federal and state agencies, energy industry utilities and engineering firms to provide industry-specific services.  Through in-house resources and a professional partner resource network, BME develops innovative solutions to its client companies’ needs.  BME also offers specialized services including business and contract management as well as grant writing and grant management.  In partnership with Governet, a provider of cutting edge technology solutions for higher education, BME is currently offering underfunded higher education institutions seeking to update and automate curriculum management systems an opportunity to participate in its unique Grant Writing Assistance Program.  For more information, please visit www.bluemountainenergy.com.

 

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Sherry Butler
Sherry L. Butler Communications
602.703.3659
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CurricUNET Takes State of Ohio Curriculum Online

In collaboration with STEM Grant recipient, Kent State University Center For Excellence in the Teaching of Science and Mathematics, the Ohio Board of Regents Partners with CurricUNET Meta to streamline curricular processing and improve efficiency of academic program review throughout Ohio’s state university system.

SANTA BARBARA, March 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)—Governet announced today that Ohio will become the fourth statewide higher education system to upgrade, automate and network curriculum development, processing and management with CurricUNET, the award-winning online curriculum management system. The plan to adopt CurricUNET Meta was initiated as a collaborative effort between Ohio Board of Regents and STEM Grant recipient, Kent State University Center for Excellence in the Teaching of Science and Mathematics in order to help the Center meet its special requirements for program review and reporting.

The CurricUNET Meta installation will serve that need for the Center for Excellence and will also facilitate and streamline reporting and program review for Ohio’s entire statewide system, which is conducted by the Ohio Board of Regents.

“As our fourth statewide system of higher education, the Ohio system brings the added innovation of streamlining program reviews, as well as specific reporting requirements supporting its prestigious STEM program centered at Kent State University,” said Governet CEO, George Tamas.

Currently serving statewide systems in California, Illinois and Iowa, the CurricUNET web-based system will provide unprecedented connectivity between Ohio’s public system of 14 universities, 24 regional branch campuses and 23 community colleges, and connect all of its public, private and for-profit colleges and universities with other CurricUNET subscribers via the emerging Worldwide Curriculum Network.

“Through this initiative we will access the latest technology to streamline the statewide system for program submission and review while sustaining a rigorous, detailed review process,” said Stephanie Davidson, Interim Chancellor of the Board of Regents. “I am confident that the integration of statewide program review for all public, private and for-profit institutions of higher education in Ohio will reduce unnecessary or duplicative effort and decrease our processing time.”

Established in 1963, the Ohio Board of Regents is comprised of nine board members with two ex-officio legislative representatives appointed by the Governor with advice and consent of the State Senate.  In addition to advising the Chancellor, the purpose of the board is to develop an independent annual report on the Condition of Higher Education in Ohio, and issue an annual performance review of the Chancellor.

“We are very pleased that the Ohio Board of Regents has chosen to adopt CurricUNET,” said Tamas, who concluded, “We truly believe that the unique nature of the Ohio system, by integrating statewide curriculum processing for all public, private, and for-profit institutions of higher education, will set a new standard for other states to follow.”

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, and recently 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.

About Ohio State Board of Regents:

The Ohio Board of Regents, a nine-member advisory board to the Chancellor with two ex-officio representatives from the state legislature, was created in 1963 by the General Assembly. Members of the Board of Regents are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Responsibilities of the Board include, developing an independent annual report on the Condition of Higher Education in Ohio, and issuing an annual performance review of the Chancellor. The Board is also responsible for advising the Chancellor on issues of statewide importance affecting higher education.

About Kent State STEM Center for Excellence in the Teaching Science and Mathematics:

The Kent State STEM Center for Excellence in the Teaching of Science and Mathematics was the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s $1.08 million grant to support the university’s Noyce Scholars Program designed to increase the number of highly qualified middle and high school teachers in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, mathematics and physics. The STEM grant funding, secured under the direction of Dr. Andrew Tonge, will provide scholarships for 50 recent STEM majors to become certified with a Master of Arts in Teaching licensure program.

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Please direct all media inquiries and interview requests to:

Sherry Butler
Sherry L. Butler Communications
602.703.3659
sbutler@nullslbcom.com

New Contract Between Governet and the United Arab Emirates University Promises Unprecedented International Connectivity Via CurricUNET Meta and the Worldwide Curriculum Database

SANTA BARBARA, CA — Governet announced today that it has entered into a contract with the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) to install CurricUNET Meta, Governet’s state-of-the-art curriculum automation and management system. Already serving the entire United Arab Emirates’ Higher Colleges of Technology System, CurricUNET will now also serve as a gateway for UAEU to gain access to the rapidly growing worldwide curriculum network, which Governet has been building since 2000. The system will also streamline the processes of course approval, assessment and program review, and articulation between the College-level system and UAEU.

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New Strategic Partnership Between Governet and Campus CE Provides Unprecedented Synergy and Connectivity Between Higher Education Institutions and Students

SANTA BARBARA, November 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Governet, creators of CurricUNET, the award-winning curriculum automation system for higher education institutions, announced today that it has formed a strategic partnership with Campus CE, developers of innovative on-demand software services for colleges, universities and continuing education institutions. The partnership will create synergy between the companies, expand the capacity of each to improve educational access, automate workflow, and provide unprecedented Web-based connectivity between institutions and students.

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Iowa Community Colleges Adopt Statewide Curriculum Management Automation

DES MOINES, IOWA The Iowa Community College System has joined the ranks of more than 350 colleges and universities to transition into a new era of curriculum automation, collaboration and network connectivity. Governet, innovators of Web-based solutions for higher education institutions, announced today that the Iowa Community College System will become the third statewide college system to streamline curriculum processes and improve system-wide connectivity using CurricUNET, Governet’s award-winning curriculum automation and management system.

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