Technology Projects

The Technology Roadmap is a list of campus technology projects and improvements. For definitions of the terms used below, see the roadmap fields list. To suggest a technology improvement, the adoption of a new application/service, or retirement of an existing application/service, please complete the Portfolio Request Form.

 

Project Namesort descending Strategic Direction Technology Portfolio Committee / Department Sponsor / Division Lead Stage Impacts Start Quarter End Quarter Lead Unit

Active Learning Spaces Pilot

Advise department chairs and faculty on designing active learning environments for learning spaces;  Assisting faculty with utilizing technologies and delivering appropriate pedagogies within an active learning environment

SD 1-Learning

Academic and Research TPC

Sue Edwards

Executing

Faculty
Students

2015-Q4

unknown

Lead Unit:
ITS-ITSS and CAE
Contact/PM:
Tom Van Gilder
AppNimbus: Hybrid Cloud Compute and Storage

Migrate and consolidate current enterprise storage platforms onto a new platform with new and improved storage offerings and enhanced backup and recovery solutions. This project also includes the migration of all Virtual Machine workloads to AppNimbus-Compute Local, and investigates the development of AppNimbus - Computer Cloud with test workloads.

SD 6-Working

Administrative Services TPC

Office of the CIO

Executing

Faculty
Staff

2015-Q4

2017-Q3

Lead Unit:
ITS-ITIS
Contact/PM:
David Earp
Banner 9

Transition our ERP system to a new platform, Banner 9.

SD 6-Managing Risk

Productivity and Security TPC

Office of the CIO

Executing

Faculty
Staff
Students

2016-Q2

unknown

Lead Unit:
ITS-EA
Contact/PM:
Beth Pouder
Banner Workflow - Fund Authority

The Fund Authority Workflow will allow individuals to create a request to be routed through the appropriate channels to gain approval for a new fund or modification to an existing fund. This workflow will allow the requester to track the progress of the request and result in a quicker approval time

SD 6-Working

Administrative Services TPC

Paul Forte

Planning

Staff

2016-Q2

2017-Q2

Lead Unit:
ITS-EA
Contact/PM:
Terry Melton
Data Handling Standard

Establish new standard to define practices required for handling university data in secure manner

SD 6-Managing Risk

Information Security Advisory Council

ISAC and Office of the CIO

Executing

Faculty
Staff
Students

2016-Q1

2017-Q3

Lead Unit:
ITS-OIS
Contact/PM:
Jim Webb
Data Management Standard

Implement our new Data Management Standard including Data Management Structure and Data Classifications

SD 6-Working

Administrative Services TPC

Office of the CIO

Initiation

Faculty
Staff

2015-Q4

2017-Q3

Lead Unit:
ITS-OIS
Contact/PM:
Jim Webb
Degree Works

Upgrade Degree Works

SD 1-Learning

Administrative Services TPC

Anthony Jones

Planning

Faculty
Staff
Students

2017-Q2

Unknown

Contact/PM:
Martin Moore
Desktop Help Button in Library

Creation of technology help request button on Library desktops and laptops

SD 1-Learning

Productivity and Security TPC

Belk Library and Information Commons

Planning

Students

2016-Q2

2017-Q4

Lead Unit:
LIB
Contact/PM:
Scott Rice
Digital Signage Improvement

Investigate whether Scala meets campus needs, including new way finding needs for the College of Health Sciences building.

SD 6-Communicating

Productivity and Security TPC

David Hayler

Planning

2017-Q2

Unknown

Contact/PM:
Tom McDonnell
Drupal Migration II

Migrating select department websites and frequently used service websites from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7

SD 6-Working

Web and Mobile TPC

Darrell Kruger and Office of the CIO

Executing

Faculty
Staff
Students
External

2016-Q3

2018-Q2

Lead Unit:
ITS-Web
Contact/PM:
Stephen Taylor
Electronic Document Management System

Following the merger of Fortis and Docuware, we will need to migrate services to a new supported Electronic Document Management Solution. 

SD 6-Working

Administrative Services TPC

Office of the CIO

Proposal

Staff

2016-Q4

2018-Q2

Lead Unit:
ITS-EA
Contact/PM:
Linda Atkinson
End Point Encryption

Implementation of encryption solution to address risk of theft/loss of unencrypted University data on computers or laptops

SD 6-Managing Risk

Productivity and Security TPC

Information Security Advisory Council

Executing

Faculty
Staff

2016-Q3

2017-Q3

Lead Unit:
ITS-OIS
Contact/PM:
Justin Cervero
Faculty Workload

Implementing the Banner Faculty Workload module to provide the capability to dynamically calculate and report workload on a term or contract basis and facilitate the scheduling of instructors ahead of a given semester and allow for faster and more accurate analysis and reporting

SD 6-Decision-Making

Administrative Services TPC

Sue Edwards

Executing

Faculty
Staff

2016-Q1

2017-Q2

Lead Unit:
ITS-EA and IRAP
Contact/PM:
Heather Langdon
Housing Management System

Web application for managing student housing applications, assignments, and communities

SD 6-Working

Administrative Services TPC

Student Development

Executing

Staff
Students

2013 or earlier

2017-Q2

Lead Unit:
ESS
Contact/PM:
Jeremy Booker
HR Data Mart 2017

Implement enhancements to HR Data Mart for 2017, and rollout new PDF Forms

SD 6-Working

Administrative Services TPC

Mark Bachmeier

Executing

Faculty
Staff

2016-Q1

unknown

Lead Unit:
ITS-IA, ITS-EA, BusSys
Contact/PM:
Cathy LaMarre
Internship Inventory

Web application for tracking and approving student internship experiences

SD 6-Working

Productivity and Security TPC

Student Development

Executing

Faculty
Staff
Students

2013 or earlier

Unknown

Lead Unit:
ESS
Contact/PM:
Jeremy Booker
IT Service Management & Portfolio Project Management Solution Project

Explore options for an ITSM and PPM solution to replace current solutions used in ITS.

SD 6-Working

Productivity and Security TPC

David Hayler

Executing

Staff

2017-Q2

2017-Q3

Contact/PM:
Julie Taubman
Listserv Transition

Transition our listserv system to Google Groups 

SD 6-Communicating

Productivity and Security TPC

David Hayler

Executing

Faculty
Staff
Students

2016-Q1

2017-Q3

Lead Unit:
ITS-ITSS, ITS-PMC, ITS-ITIS
Contact/PM:
Martin Moore
Open Instance of a Learning Management System

Investigate and implement an open instance of an LMS (without requiring an Appstate account) to address global and community based offerings, research and other campus initiatives

SD 1-Learning

Academic and Research TPC

Sue Edwards and Office of the CIO

Proposal

Faculty
Staff
Students
External

2017-Q2

2017-Q3

Lead Unit:
CAE
Contact/PM:
Tom Van Gilder
Panopto classrooms

Add equipment, software, signage, and implementation information for all library classrooms to be usable as Panopto-ready video recording classrooms

SD 1-Learning

Academic and Research TPC

Belk Library and Information Commons

Executing

Faculty
Students

2016-Q1

2017-Q3

Lead Unit:
LIB
Contact/PM:
Bryan Estel
PeopleAdmin Hiring Proposal Integration

Implement import process of position data/codes from Banner to People Admin

SD 6-Working

Administrative Services TPC

Mark Bachmeier

Planning

Staff

2016-Q4

2017-Q3

Lead Unit:
Business Systems
Contact/PM:
Karen Main
Pilot: Immersive Learning Environment

To evaluate and explore the capabilities of the Unity 3D environment, RCOE is piloting with Assemblive, a commercial instance of developed Unity 3D spaces, for the next year.

SD 1-Learning

Academic and Research TPC

Melba Spooner

Executing

Faculty
Staff
Students

2016-Q2

2017-Q3

Lead Unit:
ITS-EA and RCOE
Contact/PM:
Terry McClannon
Privileged User Password Manager Integration

Identification of privileged users and role based expiration of passwords

SD 6-Managing Risk

Administrative Services TPC

Office of the CIO

Executing

Staff

2016-Q3

2017-Q3

Lead Unit:
ITS-ITIS
Contact/PM:
James Webb
Sanford Mall Wireless

Extend campus wireless services to Sanford Mall 

SD 6-Communicating

Productivity and Security TPC

Sheri Everts

Executing

Faculty
Staff
Students
External

2015-Q4

2017-Q3

Lead Unit:
NICS
Contact/PM:
John Pertalion
Slate

Admissions, Distance Education and the Graduate School selected Slate as our comprehensive customer relationship management (CRM) solution to replace Hobson's Connect, Admissions Pros and in house custom Banner applications.

SD 6-Communicating

Administrative Services TPC

Anthony Jones

Executing

Faculty
Staff
Students
External

2016-Q4

2018-Q2

Lead Unit:
Enrollment Management
Contact/PM:
Alexis Pope
Team Drive

Enable Team Drive in Google Drive

SD 6-Working

Web and Mobile TPC

David Hayler

Executing

Faculty
Staff
Students

2017-Q2

2017-Q3

Contact/PM:
Gina Slagle
Telecom and VOIP

Following a pilot of Voice over IP (VOIP), we are planning to replace our analog phone system in a phased rollout of VOIP for campus

SD 6-Managing Risk

Productivity and Security TPC

Office of the CIO

Executing

Faculty
Staff

2016-Q1

2017-Q4

Lead Unit:
ITS-ITIS
Contact/PM:
David Hayler
Time Clock Replacement

Some recent problems with campus time clock systems presents an opportunity to consolidate time system for student workers across campus to facilitate compliance, and reduce the administrative burden of approving time sheets.

SD 6-Working

Administrative Services TPC

J.J. Brown

Executing

Faculty
Staff
Students

2017-Q2

2017-Q3

Lead Unit:
Electronic Student Service
Contact/PM:
Brian Brown
University Calendar

Replacing events.appstate.edu with a Google calendar that includes feeds from several units on campus for a new aggregate University calendar

SD 6-Communicating

Productivity and Security TPC

Hank Foreman

Executing

Faculty
Staff
Students
External

2016-Q3

2017-Q3

Lead Unit:
ITS-ITSS
Contact/PM:
Emily Wolfe
Windows 10 Upgrade

We will update computers to Windows 10 in a phased approach: new computers, pilot in select computer labs, support requests to upgrade to Windows 10, and upgrade remaining computer labs to Windows 10. 

SD 6-Working

Productivity and Security TPC

Office of the CIO

Executing

Faculty
Staff
Students

2016-Q2

unknown

Lead Unit:
ITS-ITSS, ITS-ITIS
Contact/PM:
Kevin Smith
YoMart Direct Pay Form

The Direct Pay Form will allow campus users to create and route a direct pay request in YoMart, and replace the current pay form

SD 6-Working

Administrative Services TPC

Paul Forte

Executing

Faculty
Staff

2016-Q1

2017-Q3

Lead Unit:
BusSys
Contact/PM:
Clint Coffey