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SIS Replacement Project: Get Latest Updates at Four Upcoming Town Hall Meetings

September Town Hall updates on plans to replace the current student information system (SIS) will be presented on UC’s West and East campuses, and at Blue Ash College and Clermont College.

Date: 8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824

UC ingot   Planning related to replacing the University of Cincinnati’s student information system (SIS) is ongoing.

Units and individuals that routinely work with the SIS recently prepared an RFP (request for proposal) that was just sent to information technology product suppliers and to potential implementation partners.

Come and find out more about the latest details of the project at any of the following town hall meetings:

West Campus Town Hall
9-11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 6, Great Hall, Tangeman University Center

Blue Ash College Town Hall
9-11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 9, Muntz Hall, Room 119

East Campus Town Hall
2-4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13, Vontz Auditorium

Clermont Campus Town Hall
9-11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 16, Edith Peter-Jones Building, Room 130

These events are free and open to all.

The student information system is the main tool that supports services for students. Students apply, register, receive advising, create academic plans, request and receive financial aid, monitor academic progress and more by using the SIS. Students begin to interact with the system as prospects and applicants to the university. They use it extensively while working toward degrees, and the engagement continues through their lives as alumni. In other words, the student information system is essential to the success of the university.

The current homegrown SIS system now in use went live nearly 15 years ago, has aging architecture and programming language and will have been in use for nearly 20 years before a new SIS can be implemented. Thus, the current system cannot meet certain student and faculty/staff expectations related to 24/7 access and availability in support of learning, has limited self-service capabilities for many tasks that continue to require staff intervention, and does not easily integrate with other systems and advanced technology prevalent today.