Last updated 12/22/2017
Replace Blackboard with Canvas as the Learning Management System.
University of Nebraska
6 / 2018
All campuses have adopted Canvas. Canvas will be the default LMS across the system by June 2018.
Holding regular cross campus coordinator meetings. UNL and UNK have decided to follow the same timeline for moving to Canvas. UNMC has completed data collection on their pilot. UNK, UNMC and UNO have all joined the Unizin consortium and have signed Canvas contracts.
Set in place ongoing inter-campus collaborative teams.
Implement a common and streamlined campus program and course curriculum proposal and approval system which will improve efficiencies for catalog publications as well as the building of a class schedule for the student.
Provost Susan Fritz
8 / 2018
The campuses are holding regular meetings with the vendor to learn the solution, validate data, configure the system and define workflows. NeSIS is involved in building the interfaces needed between Campus Solutions and the Courseleaf third party product.
Continuous progress is being made by each campus implementation team.
The campus representatives continue to work with the third party vendor to complete implementation activities.
UNL, UNO, UNK and UNMC are migrating to the UNL police department GIS system for incident management/response. NeSIS is assisting by developing a single integration for all 5 Universities to feed data to the GIS system.
Provost Susan Fritz
Implement a new Identity Management solution that supports the identity, provisioning, de-provisioning and federation needs of the NU and State College campuses.
Implement a best of breed ITSM solution for the University of Nebraska by targeting vendors listed as leaders in this area to support ITSM best practices.
Project is Amber due to the uncertainty of funding required and timeline for completing a new RFP cycle. Current focus is on process standardization and alignment for the interim as well as in preparation for a solution implementation.
Ended initial RFP cycle with a no-award due to concerns related to accessibility. Revised steering committee and subject matter expert (SME) resources to be engaged based on the ITS organization.
Revise user stories and requirements. Begin new RFP process once ITS Accessibility Governance Council is defined and provides guidelines on criteria and process. Continue working with subject matter experts (SMEs) to define and align standard terminology and processes.
Develop a plan and team structure to identify recommendations and them implement OneIT: moving from four separate, independent IT organizations into one system-wide IT organization.
6 / 2018
The Senior Leadership team is working on strategic planning that will help shape ITS path moving forward. Working on development of OneIT Implementation roadmap and Priority Projects roadmap to outline short and long term goals for ITS.
Leave and Travel approvers for OneIT were identified and changed in SAP to reflect the new ITS organizational structure. A team has been formed to develop and implement a staff transition plan for staff who have changed roles and responsibilities within ITS. The Senior Leadership team finalized a team charter outlining scope of responsibilities, decision-making processes, and channels of communication to external and internal stakeholders.
Staff transition form being developed and will be used to identify employees roles and responsibilities that have changed with the ITS reorganization. Finishing the development of Job Description template that will be used to define all ITS staff roles and responsibilities. Working on development of OneIT Implementation roadmap and Priority Projects roadmap to outline short and long term goals for ITS.
Develop an NU System wide project management culture, which includes standards, best practices, and tools, that provides a single comprehensive source of the organization's project data to provide the foundation for mission-driven leadership decision-making, reporting, budgetary planning and resource planning needs.
Overall project is amber (at-risk) due to the uncertainty of budget required.
Revised list of subject matter experts (SME's) to engage during process. Initial alignment session has been scheduled for Jan 10, 2018.
Align expectations and requirements and hold demos to further vet existing tool sets to try to define a u-wide solution from our existing tools that meets our needs.
Replace the current Registry system with a new system that provides validates and generates an NUID, and provides improved integration to and from the systems that rely upon these critical functions. This will include the development of the requirements, an implementation plan and timeline, and its execution, decommissioning the current Registry with the replacement system.
Implement the new hardware platform for SAP Suite on HANA for the Enterprise Core Component (ECC) system and NetWeaver, as well as, associated software components that support the functions and services currently housed and processed on the MVS Enterprise Server. This effort includes Enhancement Package 8 and all year-end maintenance and HR patches.
Develop and implement a common Incident Management process and incident repository across all campuses except UNMC to ensure ITS can respond quickly and efficiently as the individual campus IT operations are merged into a single ITS unit. This common process will include communication, roles, and responsibilities within ITS and as they to relate to existing campus stakeholders. This Process and repository will be utilized by ITS to document events and root cause as well as a plan for ongoing enhancements such as future metrics surrounding impact of incidents, ongoing risks, and areas of opportunities for further risk mitigation and strategic planning. In addition, this project will bring ITS into compliance with previous audit findings that are currently being tracked within the University Audit Committee.
Don Mihulka / Michael Ruhrdanz
1 / 2018
Incident Management process is available on its.nebraska.edu website and all documents related to Incident Management are stored in Box folder ITS-All Incident Management. Campus training is complete. Incident Management phone card will be created and an enterprise wide training workshop is scheduled for January.
Incident Management Process has been posted to ITS.Nebraska.edu website for ITS distribution. A Box folder has been created in ITS-All > ITS-All Incident Management as repository of Incident Management documents, manual, and Post Incident Reviews of major incidents. Staff have been identified for all roles. Incident Management training completed on UNK, UNL, and UNO campuses.
Disaster Recovery Group will be the process owner with members from other areas for Incident Management Program.
Develop an Incident Management Phone card by January 15, 2018.
Conduct an Enterprise Wide Incident Management training workshop by January 31, 2018.
Develop Role specific training, incorporate Security Incident process documentation into existing Incident Management Process documentation, and agree upon next phase of Incident Management Process with Management by February 28, 2018.
Promote and organize program tracks (leadership, diversity, women in IT and emerging technologies), speakers, staff to develop the Women Advance IT conference for the second year to a national audience.
Amy Metzger, Marcia Dority Baker
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