Administrative Systems

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College of the Desert uses Colleague for many aspects related to student success and learning. We have grown with Ellucian (formerly Datatel) through several different user interface releases and web integrations. Our students have taken control of their experience through the use of Self-Service for registration, payments, transcripts and more. See the descriptions below and follow the links to learn more about the main points of our Administrative Computing and Systems area.

Colleague Release 18


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Colleague by Ellucian delivers features specifically developed for higher education. Beyond securely maintaining and managing personal and organizational demographics, you can control activities and events, communications management, and much more. With Colleague, institutions can seamlessly integrate data and applications across the campus enterprise to help you more effectively plan and schedule facilities for future use. You can communicate efficiently with all your constituents, and ultimately save money by automating, tracking, and recording all your correspondence—recruitment letters, financial aid award notifications, alumni donor campaigns, employee applications, and employee benefit notifications, to name a few.

UI 5.X

User Interface

With the release of Colleague’s newest User Interface (UI 5.x), your daily interaction with Colleague has changed for the better. Colleague now has a powerful interface that incorporates Microsoft Silverlight technology, and brings a new level of functionality to Colleague – context. Having context allows you to easily move from one form to another to complete tasks.

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Information provided here will assist the district in preparing, submitting and evaluating their term-end and annual MIS data.


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Collection of data queried by either College, District or Statewide for use in verifying your data or comparing it to other institutions.