Palm Beach State College Launches New Syllabus Management Platform

Set to improve operational efficiency, student experience with new syllabus management platform.

Simple Syllabus, the leading provider of syllabus management technology in higher education, has announced an expanded partnership with Palm Beach State College, the fourth largest of 28 institutions in the Florida College System. The Simple Syllabus software will replace the school’s internally built syllabus management platform, saving administrators and faculty time, improving operational functions, and engaging students with centralized, consistent information on their courses.

“We realized a need for a more robust, commercially available solution that could improve the faculty and student user experience” said Andrew Cronkrite, Director of Application Support Services at PBSC.

“We’re thrilled to have PBSC as a partner and to be helping the campus community with their syllabus management needs,” said Wes Miller, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Simple Syllabus. “Automation and centralization of information are doing wonderful things and alleviating employees and students time and frustration.”

The College rolled out a pilot of Simple Syllabus for courses that were part of its Bachelor’s Programs earlier this year with great success. “The feedback from the pilot was overwhelmingly positive; instructors who used the tool felt it was intuitive and that there wasn’t much of a need for training,” Cronkrite stated. PBSC plans to have the cloud-based software available for campus-wide use later this fall.

Simple Syllabus is a centralized, template-driven platform that enables instructors to quickly personalize and publish interactive class syllabi. The application’s unique approach pulls together established institutional data such as policies, learning objectives, and course section content so faculty don’t have to—ensuring compliance with accreditation standards.

About Palm Beach State College
Established in 1933, Palm Beach State College consists of 5 campuses and is the fourth largest of 28 colleges in the Florida College System. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS), the institution currently supports more than 49,000 students on their journey to a college degree in more than 100 different programs of study.

Institutional Goals Accomplished

Simple Syllabus will help PBSC address a number of key objectives, including:

  • Reducing instructor workload by automatically populating syllabi with institutional policies, course data
  • Improving student experience with syllabi available in web, mobile, and print formats across multiple locations, including the College website
  • Simplifying retrieval of documentation, better reporting for SACS accreditation
  • Centralized repository of all college syllabi for easier transfer and articulation activities for students
  • Better standardization of policies and institutional content to improve communication across campus
  • Faster onboarding of new instructors through a built-in syllabus creation process
  • Reducing IT spend by shifting from homegrown solution to vendor-supported application
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