California State University, Fullerton Licenses University Planets Academic Planning Suite

October 25, 2000

This solution enables Cal State Fullerton to offer automated course planning to its students while optimizing the resources needed to deliver courses. Under the agreement, University Planet will customize APS for Cal State Fullerton based on its degree requirements, and will host the solution in an ASP model.

CAP automates the cumbersome task of course planning, focusing it on student needs and preferences as well as the university’s degree requirements, so students take only what is required, helping them graduate earlier. CAP data is aggregated into ERM, which enables the university administration to know how many students want to take which courses in what school term, so that they can offer the right classes and the right number of class sections based on this varying demand. This not only helps the university optimize its resources, but also increases the chance of students getting into the classes they have planned. Finally, SCM automates course section selection for the student, while enabling administrators to load-balance their course offering to avoid under- and over-enrolled classes.

“In every decision we make regarding technology we strive to figure out whether–and if so, when–to implement in order to obtain the best return on investment. We believe University Planet’s APS offers great promise, and is very attractive in terms of risk vs. reward,” said Cal State Fullerton’s Chief Information/Technology Officer, Dr. Michael Parker. “We look forward to providing the University Planet option to our faculty and students in our efforts to improve service and planning,” he added.

“One of the many challenges universities are faced with today is how to manage the 36% increase in the student population forecasted for the current decade, given the limited resources they have today.” said Farid Mashayekh, President & CEO of University Planet. “Cal State Fullerton is recognized as a technology leader in higher education, and I am impressed by their management team, not only by how quickly they recognized that our solution would enable them to manage this “Tidal Wave”, but also by the emphasis they place on improving student services. We are pleased to see CSUF as the first California State university to utilize our solution,” he added.

About University Planet, Inc.

University Planet, Inc., a provider of web-based academic and resource planning solutions to universities, was founded in May 1999. University Planet’s products enable college students to graduate on time by guiding them in the course selection process, while tying into universities’ back-end systems to enable administrators optimal utilization of resources based on projected demand. University Planet is headquartered in Campbell, CA. For more information, visit the About Us area of the site or call 408.626.7900.

About California State University, Fullerton

Cal State Fullerton, located in Southern California, is part of the 23-campus California State University system, the largest system of senior higher education in the country. With an enrollment of more than 28,000 students, CSUF offers 99 degree programs, including 45 at the graduate level. In addition to the main campus in Fullerton, the university operates satellite campuses at various locations in Orange County, Calif., including Mission Viejo, Garden Grove, Irvine and Santa Ana.

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Dennis Lunder

Vice President of Marketing

University Planet, Inc.


Paula Selleck

Acting Director of Public Affairs

Cal State Fullerton