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Working with workshops

The Student Systems Assessment project is part of the larger UB2020 IT Transformation initiative, which has bold objectives that aspire to address key academic support issues for specific areas identified by previous UB2020 Strategic Transformation Teams. A desired outcome for all of the projects is to obtain flexibilities, economies and efficiencies for the campus that lead to University excellence.

One of the main steps in the project process is to review current practices, looking for opportunities for improvement and strengths for retention. The project team has been working with Moran Technology Consulting to conduct this exercise through a series of workshops with representatives from units across campus. From the first series of workshops, which wrapped up on May 24, Moran has put together documentation of business processes and ideas for improvement. These documents will inform the development of system requirements, and they will also serve as guides during the implementation phase.

During a second series of workshops, the documents will be reviewed by the workshop participants and edited so that they are accurate and new improvement opportunities can be included. Although it is not possible to invite the entire campus to the workshop sessions, your feedback on these documents is welcome. The drafts are available below. Please review any of the topics that are of interest to you, and provide us with your feedback by Friday, June 8. Feedback can be sent to Kara Saunders, Student Systems Assessment Project Manager, at or 645-6003.