AIS project team grows

We are pleased to announce that Heather Harty has joined the team as the UChicago project manager for the Academic Information System implementation. Through her work at Northwestern University, as well as several education consulting firms, Heather has gained significant expertise in PeopleSoft Campus Solutions. She started at UChicago in May.

Focus groups with students and academic staff have begun. The participants not only are getting a sneak preview of upcoming functionality, their input is helping define UChicago’s self service interface.

Throughout the quarter, the project team also has been meeting with campus stakeholders to design a prototype for the University in Campus Solutions software. As the functional team wraps up fit/gap work, they will move into design and configuration sessions.  Final scope will be defined by early August. It will include all integrations and conversions, plus any customizations that have been approved.

The self-service experience for the new AIS is in development. When it is fully launched, it will serve as the new gateway to UChicago’s academic processes. It will be the primary tool of academic administration for faculty, students and staff.