Liftoff Academics - Latest Blog Posts

Faculty Like Cute Software, Too
Thu, 08/15/2019

These days, most software for Higher Education can have a very stark, business-only look to it, especially if it is primarily geared towards faculty or administrative staff.  But "cute" software-- with soft icons and quirky design-- can appeal to even your most stoic staff members, while decreasing anxiety about adopting new software.  Read on to see how cute software can help your university!

Open Source Alternatives For Your Campus
Fri, 08/09/2019

The world of Higher Ed software can be an expensive one.  Luckily, there are plenty of web-based "open source" products available, often as great alternatives to pricey third-party solutions. 

Read on for a list of the best options out there for your campus.

We're Going to EDUCAUSE 2019!
Thu, 08/01/2019

We are thrilled and so proud to announce that we've been selected to exhibit at the world-famous EDUCAUSE annual conference!  We were selected from applicants to their "Startup Alley" exhibitors program, which lets start up companies like us attend the biggest conference in Ed Tech.  Read more to learn about EDUCAUSE, and just what we'll be exhibiting!

4 Ways to Cope With Budget Cuts and Save Money on Campus
Thu, 07/25/2019

If you work in Higher Education, you know those two dreaded words very well: budget cuts.  Over the past 10 years, states have reduced their funding for public universities by an average of 16 percent, with some states hitting harder than others.  So what can you do to cope with shrinking budgets, without laying off any employees?

Custom Programming for Higher Education
Tue, 07/23/2019

We are very proud to announce that Liftoff Academics now offers custom programming for Higher Ed!  Do you have an idea for a new web application on your campus?  Or maybe you've seen a problem that could be fixed with the right software. 

No job is too big or too small; Liftoff Academics is here to help.