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COMPLETE Key Initiatives below are alphabetically ordered and completed through March 2017.
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Key Initiative Progress eCatalog
Description A single platform academic electronic catalog management system that will seamlessly integrate with the University systems and website, and present students with an intuitive, consistent and user-friendly navigation with printing and organizational capabilities; and will allow administration/faculty to create, organize, edit via a collaborative edit-approval workflow system, archive, and print academic catalogs and related campus publications
University Partners Provost/Academics, ITS
Major Phases Phase I: Acquire, install the necessary software, infrastructure
Phase II: Training and full implementation
Implementation Timeline Phase I: Fall 2015
Phase II: Spring-Summer 2016
Status Complete: Undergraduate and Graduate catalogs published, effective Fall 2017
Key Initiative Progress Bandwidth Enhancement
Description Greatly enhance student, faculty and staff experience while connecting to the internet via wired and wireless networks
University Partners ITS
Major Phases Double bandwith capacity
Implementation Timeline Fall 2014 (complete end of Fall 2014 semester)
Status Complete
Key Initiative Progress Digital Signage
Description Improve communication to students, faculty an staff with an upgrade of the University Eboard system, and allow for interactive capabilities, in select locations
University Partners University Communication, University-wide academic and administrative areas, ITS
Major Phases Phase I: Acquire software, upgrade system with channel players
Phase II: Upgrade all systems
Implementation Timeline Phase I: Complete Summer 2014
Phase II: Fall 2015
Status Complete Spring 2016
Key Initiative Progress Self-Service Finance
Description Provide a web-based solution to provide students easy access to view and manage their University financial accounts in a single experience, and provide faculty and staff administrators with a tool to streamline operations and enhance customer service
University Partners Business Services, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Student Accounts, Student Affairs, ITS
Major Phases Phase I: Acquisition of software
Phase II: Software installation, programming, configuration, testing, full implementation
Timeline Phase I: Complete May 2014
Phase II: June 2015 (full implementation for fall semester)
Status Complete
Key Initiative Progress Self-Service Financial Aid
Description A self-service, intuitive and mobile-friendly solution to guide students through the process for applying for and accepting the financial aid they need to achieve their academic goals, and provides a dashboard view of an applicant’s status that is accessible by students, counselors and financial aid administrators.
University Partners Financial Aid, ITS
Major Phases Phase I: Acquire, install the necessary software, infrastructure
Phase II: Full implementation
Implementation Timeline Phase I: Summer 2015
Phase II: Fall 2015
Status Complete, Soft launch underway Spring 2016
Key Initiative Progress Student Planning
Description A comprehensive course planning module to enable advised and self-advised students to map their academic journey toward graduation through course plans, course scheduling, advising and approval workflows, integrated registration, real-time analytics and reporting
University Partners Provost/Academics, Registrar, Student Affairs, ITS
Major Phases Phase I: Acquire, install software, infrastructure
Phase II: Discovery, training, consultation
Phase III: Fully operational, end user training
Phase IV: Full implementation/module rollout
Implementation Timeline Phase I: Fall 2015
Phase II: Fall 2015
Phase III: Fall 2015
Phase IV: Spring 2016
Status Complete
Key Initiative Progress Blogging Environment
Description Develop and implement technology solution for campus-wide enterprise blogging environment for University constituents
University Partners Provost/Academic Colleges, English Department, University Communication, ITS
Major Phases Phase I: Establish campus-wide blogging application
Phase II: Develop procedures and protocols for use of services
Implementation Timeline Phase I: Complete September 2014
Phase II: Spring 2015
Status Complete Fall 2015, policies and procedures being developed
Key Initiative Progress Lecture Capture
Description Facilitate and enable lecture capturing, web-conferencing, streaming, and online collaborating, including the establishment of studio and production capabilities, for faculty and students
University Partners Provost/Academics, Deans/Faculty, Facilities
Major Phases Phase I: Evaluation and acquisition of enterprise lecture capture solution
Phase II: Implementation of solution for faculty to lecture capture
Phase III: Establish facilities in Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Spadoni College of Education, establish mobile stations, implement live streaming
Phase IV: Establish facilities in College of Science, University College, if applicable
Implementation Timeline Phase I: Complete May 2014
Phase II: Complete Summer 2014
Phase III: Complete Spring 2015
Phase IV: TBD
Status Complete
Key Initiative Progress Enterprise Storage
Description Upgrade University enterprise storage system to enhance application, database and web storage operations and processes for faculty, staff and students 
University Partners ITS
Major Phases Phase I: Establish requirements for enterprise storage solution
Phase II: Acquisition and implementation of solution components and modules 
Implementation Timeline Phase I: Complete June 2014
Phase II: Spring 2015
Status Complete
Key Initiative Progress ID Entry Card System
Description Update or install ID card access system for students
University Partners University-wide, ITS
Major Phases Phase I: Planning, scope and development of project
Phase II: Installation and configuration of new hardware
Phase III: Migrate current system content to new version
Implementation Timeline Phase I: Complete
Phase II: Complete June 8
Phase III: Complete June 12
Status Complete
Key Initiative Progress Integrated Assessment System
Description Identify and implement an integrated assessment and planning, accreditation, and course evaluation system.
University Partners University-wide academic and administrative areas, Provost, IRAA, ITS
Major Phases  Phase I: Discovery of assessment, planning, accreditation and course evaluation system
Phase II: Acquisition, installation and testing system
Phase III: Train select campus constituents
Phase IV: Full implementation of all three systems modules
Implementation Timeline  Phase I: Summer 2016 (complete)
Phase II: Fall 2016
Phase III: Spring 2017
Phase IV: Summer 2017
Status Completed (assessment and planning: Spring 2017; accreditation, and course evaluations: Summer 2017
‌‌Key Initiative Progress Online Orientation
Description To provide an orientation experience for online students similar to the orientations held on campus for new students through an online orientation program
University Partners Provost, Campus Life and Student Success, Orientation, ITS
Major Phases Phase I: Acquire, install the necessary software, infrastructure
Phase II: Full implementation
Implementation Timeline Phase I: Fall 2015
Phase II: Spring 2016
Status Complete Summer 2016
Key Initiative Progress OwnCloud Sharing and Storage System
Description Provide a cloud-based file sharing/storage system for faculty and staff
University Partners ITS
Major Phases  Launched April 2014
Implementation Timeline NA
Status  Complete
Key Initiative Progress Shuttle Tracking Application
Description Provide a real-time GPS tracking solution for students and other users to determine shuttle locations and estimated arrival/departure times of campus shuttle buses 
University Partners Safety and Transportation/Transportation Services, Student Affairs, SGA, University Communication, ITS
Major Phases Phase I: Determine needs and acquire appropriate system
Phase II: Fully implement solution 
Implementation Timeline Phase I: Completed
Phase II: August 2015 
Status Complete
Key Initiative Progress Technology Asset Management
Description Provide a technology solution to manage all technology equipment (computers, mobile devices, etc.) and associated patching, software licenses to assure security compliance and build University-wide effective customer service/ticketing system through ITS Service Centers for students, faculty and staff
University Partner ITS
Major Phases Phase I: Conduct strategic needs assessment, inclusive of all University stakeholders; develop specifications for solution; conduct initial training
Phase II: Purchase and implement technology solution, complete training modules and develop assessment
Implementation Timeline Phase I: Spring 2014
Phase II: Spring 2015
Status Complete
Key Initiative Progress University Housing
Description Install and configure University Housing portal to allow students to make online room and roommate selections, request services for maintenance and repair
University Partners University Housing, Student Accounts, ITS
Major Phases Phase I: Acquire software
Phase II: Install and configure software
Phase III: Program integration with Colleague (Datatel)
Phase IV: Application installation on end user computers
Phase V: Testing and full implementation
Implementation Timeline Phase I: Complete
Phase II: January 2015 (in progress)
Phase II: Spring 2015
Phase IV: Summer 2015
Phase V: Full implementation Fall 2015
Status Complete
Key Initiative Progress Website Redesign
Description Upgrade CMS system, redesign the University website, and provide T4 users with options for templates
University Partners University Communication, University-wide academic and administrative areas, ITS
Major Phases Phase I: Negotiate proposals and determine scope of work with CMS contractor, external design agency
Phase II: Establish a core team, web advisory committee; engage stakeholders representing academic and administrative areas to garner feedback, assist with design and functionality of the website; get University-wide feedback on Strategic Recommendations Report
Phase III: Design and rollout of new website
Implementation Timeline Phase I: Complete October 2014
Phase II: Complete May 2015
Phase III: Fall 2015
Status Launch April 2016, Complete
Key Initiative Progress Wi-Fi Enhancement
Description Enhance wireless connectivity throughout campus and in campus housing areas, allowing ubiquitous access of online services for students, faculty and staff, and campus visitors
University Partners Provost/Academics, Student Affairs/University Housing, Administrative Units, ITS
Major Phases Phase I: University Housing (Eaglin, Ingle, UP1, UP2, UP3, Woods)
Phase II: All academic buildings: BCMWS, Coastal Science, Edwards, Kearns, Kimbel Library, Prince, Smith Science, Wall, Williams-Brice
Phase III: Additional campus buildings, outdoor campus areas
Implementation Timeline< Phase I: Complete Summer 2014
Phase II: Complete Fall 2014
Phase III: Summer 2015
Status Complete Spring 2016