A number of IT projects span across the university and involve the collaborative effort of all the Information Technology Service departments. When possible, units are working together to find common solutions. Each campus must also address their own specific needs. The below dashboard identifies a number of collaborative IT projects as well as high priority campus specific efforts that will enable One University. Four Campuses. One Nebraska.
Last updated 6/30/2017
Replace Blackboard with Canvas as the Learning Management System.
University of Nebraska
Marcia Dority Baker, Casey Nugent
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
11 / 2017
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.
Implement a new Identity Management solution that supports the identity, provisioning, de-provisioning and federation needs of the NU and State College campuses.
1 / 2019
The team began the final stage of Phase I beginning of March, which means the focus is now on testing and debugging. The goal is to implement Sailpoint the week of July 10.
Representatives from all campuses met for a second time to test SailPoint prior to implementation. There are still a few issues to resolve but overall everyone was satisfied with functionality.
Going forward will continue to resolve issues prior to code freeze on 6/30. Will complete 2nd migration of data rebuild 6/16-6/19 and implement SailPoint on schedule the week of 7/17.
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.
Eric Haffey, Todd Jensen, Shelley Witte
Project is Amber due to the uncertainty of funding required. Due to the overall size of the project, the RFP process is expected to run into the Fall 2017 term before we have approval and an approved contract. Integration is targeted to begin in late Fall and continue into Spring 2018 with deployment of phase 1 components for Summer 2018. Estimated completion date is dependent on completion of RFP and integrator's availability and timeline.
Completed selected vendors' demos.
Complete vendor reference checks. Finalize committee recommendation and present business justification to CIO's. CIO's approval to move forward with Intent to Award letter. Complete B&F activities, including contract negotiations by end of July to be placed on agenda for October board meeting.
Create a dashboard for University executive leadership to show system-wide collaborative IT projects and high profile campus-specific IT projects to be updated quarterly with the most up-to-date status and high level project information.
Phase II of the NU Intercampus Application initiative is to design and implement an intercampus application which will streamline the Admissions process for current degree seeking NU students who need to enroll in classes at one of the other NU campuses.
8 / 2017
The intercampus application is in the requirements gathering phase to ensure the design will meet the needs and expectations of the campus stakeholders by streamlining the process to benefit the students. The goal is to have the application available to the students in August of this year.
Phase I was completed in November, 2016 which provided views to assist with reporting.
After the completion of the requirements and functional specifications, development will begin on the electronic form including processes for cross campus workflows and notifications.
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.
12 / 2017
Recommendations have been presented to President Hank Bounds. ITS website is available ( https://its.nebraska.edu/ ) for staff feedback and updates on the OneIT initiative.
Gathering staff feedback and questions by way of listening sessions on each campus and the ITS website. Recommendations for OneIT presented to President Bounds.
Core and service teams will be developing implementation plans to begin Phase I of OneIT.
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.
Shelley Witte, Pamela McCoy
Overall project is amber (at-risk) due to the uncertainty of budget required.
Opened RFI and published responses to vendor questions.
Complete the RFI to gain more information on potential costs.
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.
11 / 2017
Finalizing requirements gathering and construction of Development Environment.
Have completed building of test bed (smaller registry) to confirm Proof of Concept using current data.
The goal is to have the Development Environment completed by 7/31 so campuses can begin testing. Construction of the Test Environment will begin at that time.
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
10 / 2017
ITS is hosting the third annual Women Advance I.T. Conference October 18-19, 2017 at Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC).
Registration for the Women Advance I.T. conference registration is open. A list of confirmed speakers is also available at http://its.unl.edu/conference
The early bird registration fee is $100 till July 31st. From August 1st until registration closes on October 10th, the fee is $125. The conference registration fee for NU students is $25. There is no fee for conference presenters.
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