In April 2019, Galib Mammad of ADA University Foundation presented a case of change management at Ellucian Live in New Orleans. More than 8,000 university administrators from all over the world were in that conference. We had come to this major international gathering of higher education to present ADA University as a success story. Not only in Azerbaijan, but also globally.
We identified Ellucian’s Banner XE for student life cycle and enterprise resource planning, Blackboard for learning management and OCLC WMS for library management. The comprehensive review and change of both academic and business processes was fundamental to this transformational endeavor.
In a matter of two years, we changed all systems, successfully implemented and fully integrated Banner, Blackboard and OCLC WMS. All on Cloud. Most importantly, we developed some 30 staff and managers into highly competent higher education administrators. When the global pandemic hit Azerbaijan, it took ADA University a week to shift teaching, learning and operations online without any interruption.