Frequently Asked Questions
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Access the SIS via My Universe. Select the Work @ UNI tab. Select Campus Solutions.
Updates will be communicated regularly to all campus via UNI Online and through the SIS website.
Once the implementation team has been named there will be a contact email developed for anyone to provide comments and share suggestions. This email address will be available on the SIS website (www.uni.edu/sis) and will be communicated via UNI Online as soon as we are able to set it up.
We are in the process of identifying members of a core implementation team who will work full time with the project over the next two years. Members of this team will represent the main functional areas of the SIS system and will include representatives from all campus Divisions. We will also have an executive steering committee named that will oversee the project and meet regularly to manage project timeline, expenditures, and decision making.
The implementation process is expected to begin in July 2009 with individual modules being placed into production from July 2010 through July 2011. This fall, members of the executive steering committee, the evaluation team and Ciber, Inc. will meet with key university constituents to demonstrate the benefits of the new SIS, answer questions and share implementation plans.
The university contracted with Moran Technology Consulting in March 2008 to assist with the review of suitable replacements for the current student information system. With their assistance, an executive steering committee was established along with a system evaluation team, which had representation from all university divisions. The system evaluation team gathered requirements for the new system based on the functional and technical aspects desired for the new system. Those requirements became the foundation for the request for proposal (RFP). Vendors were brought to campus for numerous demonstrations and meetings with the evaluation team and members of the campus community.
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions was chosen based on the competitive evaluation and costs analysis completed.
The implementation process also was considered in the decision to choose PeopleSoft Campus Solutions. For systems of this nature, a different vendor handles implementation. After a similar RFP process and campus vendor presentations, Ciber, Inc. was selected for the implementation process. The evaluation team felt confident that PeopleSoft Campus Solutions could be effectively implemented through the implementation approach offered by Ciber Inc., which will be critical to the success of the new system.
Ultimately, the decision to select PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and Ciber, Inc. was made with the goal of providing students, faculty and staff with the best possible set of services to support academic needs while meeting institutional obligations in a cost-efficient manner.
- To modernize outdated and obsolete information technology
- To improve services provided to students, faculty and administrators
- To increase efficiency and improve business processes
- To improve institutional and individual access to consistent data
- To improve accountability and regulatory compliance
- To provide better management tools
- To keep institution competitive
The core functions supported by the Campus Solutions product include: recruitment, enrollment, financial aid, student records, registration, student billing and accounts receivables, academic advising, career services, faculty and academic services and a variety of reporting functions. The new system will allow UNI to improve business processes across all of these core functions of the university.
The university recently signed a contract for the purchase of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, a comprehensive suite of software from Oracle specifically designed to help higher education institutions effectively meet and adapt to the changing needs and expectations of their constituents. This software system will replace our outdated legacy student information system known to many as SIS or the "mainframe".