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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




A Computerized Student Retention Analysis System; Engaging the University community in student success interventions through the sharing of information on enrolment analysis.

The first model of the system was developed about 3 years ago. Over the next 12-18 months the system was shown to many members of the user community. The aim was to demonstrate capabilities and to solicit user feedback. As a result, the system has gone through many iterations, each one incorporating the user feedback … Continue reading "A Computerized Student Retention Analysis System; Engaging the University community in student success interventions through the sharing of information on enrolment analysis."

April 16, 2007


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