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Comprehensive Outreach Advising for First-Year Students

The new approach to advising first-year students required collaboration between a number of units: Student Services Academic Advising (which led the initiative), the Registrar’s Office, the campus-wide Committee on Academic Advising. In addition, over 70 academic departments participated in the Academic Program Fair. The wide consultation involved has ensured broad support for the approach, and … Continue reading "Comprehensive Outreach Advising for First-Year Students"

April 16, 2008

Implementing FAST WebReq at UNBC

Millennium would periodically come to campus and meet with the clients to ensure their needs were met and the WebReq features could be customized for the campus. The stakeholder input resulted in a web-based application the users/department took ownership of and was designed to fit university requirements. A pilot group was then created to review … Continue reading "Implementing FAST WebReq at UNBC"

April 16, 2008

Automating external research reporting for Federal Agency and Canada Research Chair (CRC) Awards

McMaster’s project to automate annual research reporting to the Federal Agencies and CRC awards is portable in that it can be fairly easily replicated at any other institution. Depending on the source financial data, a data integration tool may or may not be required. The methodology followed in developing this system could be transferable to … Continue reading "Automating external research reporting for Federal Agency and Canada Research Chair (CRC) Awards"

April 16, 2008

E-Recruitment at the University of Toronto

A project team with representatives from different parts of the University was established to choose the e-recruitment vendor. A larger group of individuals was then asked to test the system, act as advocates and become “super users”. We also developed a communication plan for the roll out of the system that involved information sessions, training … Continue reading "E-Recruitment at the University of Toronto"

April 16, 2008

NEXUS, changing the administrative culture of an institution through a software implementation project

The project mobilized a large interdisciplinary team of managers, staff and faculty committed to the successful and quick implementation. The governance provided leadership from the top with involvement of the Executive Management Group and the President appointing the VP Finance as project champion. Implementation teams, Team Leads Committee, and a Steering Committee pulled representation from … Continue reading "NEXUS, changing the administrative culture of an institution through a software implementation project"

April 16, 2008

Scorecards and Dashboards – Supporting Strategic Decision Making

The dashboard project, in of itself, primarily involved a report analyst in Business Operations, and a technical developer in Enterprise Reporting.   Within Enterprise Reporting, the model from this project is being used as a template for future dashboard projects at the University of Calgary. Currently, Enterprise Reporting is in the process of building a … Continue reading "Scorecards and Dashboards – Supporting Strategic Decision Making"

April 16, 2008

Marketing Meal Plans Effectively in 2007

How were the community and /or the stakeholders involved in the development and implementation? Parents From the first day we were present at the parent’s tent. We informed parents on what their options were on campus, and received thousands of comments on what parents were looking for in a meal plan for their son or … Continue reading "Marketing Meal Plans Effectively in 2007"

April 16, 2008

My Convocation

A project team was struck consisting of knowledgeable representatives from the Office of University Events and Community Relations (ceremonial aspect), the Registrar’s Office (diplomas, convocation program, student records), and the Student Information Systems team (overall technical design) . The RO also acted on behalf of the Alumni Office to ensure the information they required would … Continue reading "My Convocation"

April 16, 2008

Online Budget (Template) System

The initial implementation of the OBTS was intended to provide a familiar interface to the budget – albeit through an online web-application. This implementation was guided by the input received from Portfolio Managers and Envelope Managers over two years of implementing the traditional budget process, Comments received through last year’s training sessions (i e, two … Continue reading "Online Budget (Template) System"

April 16, 2008

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