Engineerica Accudemia Case Study Oral Roberts – Ron Lee

Case Study Oral Roberts – Ron Lee

Ron Lee, Information Security Manager:

“At Oral Roberts University, we use Accudemia in a variety of ways in multiple centers,” stated Ron Lee, Information Security Manager. “Initially, Student Development started using Accudemia in 2012 to capture Chapel attendance for our commuter and grad students. We expanded this to include several large lecture classes (400 – 800 students) which were also held in Christ’s Chapel.  We now have eight of the iAccu mobile card readers in this building.  We also track Faculty attendance at a monthly meeting.”

Additional centers at Oral Roberts University (ORU) have since adopted Accudemia into their practice. This includes the Academic Tutoring Center, Math Learning Center, and Program for Academic Vision & Empowerment (PAVE), which are more traditional tutoring centers and use Accudemia to schedule both in-person and virtual Zoom appointments as well as track walk-in tutoring sessions.

 The ELI Center, hosted by the Athletics Department, provides services to student-athletes who are under a weekly hour requirement for studying and attending tutoring sessions. They use Accudemia to track those required hours and report on the various subjects for which students receive tutoring. 

ORU’s Writing Center is a unique use case. All incoming students must take a three-credit-hour class where students meet in a classroom for one hour each week and then are required to schedule two additional recurring weekly appointments in the Writing Center.  Accudemia is used to facilitate scheduling these recurring appointments.

The College of Business uses Accudemia to track attendance for several large lecture classes and attendance at non-class events that count towards a ‘Professional Development Points’ requirement.  These can be gained by participating in different clubs and organization meetings. The College of Education also uses Accudemia to track attendance for several seminars each semester.

The Registrar’s Office uses Accudemia to schedule in-person and virtual Zoom appointments for Junior Audit, Senior Audit, and Grad Audit sessions. Student Success uses Accudemia to schedule in-person and virtual Zoom appointments and has Kiosk sign-in stations to facilitate walk-ins for their services.

The Accudemia Waiting Line feature comes in handy for the Student Employment and Financial Aid offices. And Career Services has used Accudemia to manage Waiting Lines and also to gather attendance at the ‘Suit Up’ event held at JC Penneys each semester.

On several occasions, ORU has used Accudemia to track up to 700 students who participated in a 3K Fun Run as part of their Health & Physical Education courses.

Beyond the initial desire to capture attendance for chapel and large lecture classes (400-800 students) held twice a week, Accudemia goes well beyond to help track attendance and appointments of ORU centers with varying policies and program requirements. 

“It helps us manage traffic with waiting line features and gather usage statistics for a variety of services and courses, said Lee. “It became a pivotal tool to help provide virtual Zoom appointments for students during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.”

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