The software development group provides software development, web services and instructional solution development to the College. You can see an overview of our current activities below.
|Charles Coleman||Academic Applications Developeremail@example.com||919.448.5005|
|Ying Lang||Applications Specialistfirstname.lastname@example.org||650.861.0981|
|Tae Lerch||Applications Specialist – Advancedemail@example.com||919.357.7952|
|Sean Semone||IT Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org||919.537.2051|
|Katharyn Vreeland||Applications Analyst Programmer||Kathy_Vreeland@unc.edu||919.448.5054|
|Joanne Xing||Applications Analyst Programmeremail@example.com||814.360.9695|
Enterprise Solutions January – May 2017 Activities
We’ve divided the types of work we do into a number of categories below. You can see, of course, that beyond developing new solutions we support all of our existing applications and provide research and advice to the College regarding potential new solutions.
|Student Credit Hour revenue model.||As you all know the revenue model for the University will be changing. The team spent time reviewing the model and meeting with various stakeholders to consider issues the new model suggests as well as to consider ways in which OASIS can be a better partner in both the implementation and support of the model.||Sean||Dean’s Office||Ongoing|
Virtual infrastructure optimization.
|OASIS has over 100 virtual machines supporting many aspects of the Enterprise Solutions operations. The sprawl in that environment is increasingly time consuming to manage and presents a potentially larger-than-necessary security risk. We are actively evaluation potential replacements.||Tae||OASIS||Ongoing|
|Office 365 exploration.||With the Office 365 migration nearing completion in the College we are evaluating all of the various tools it offers including project management, file storage, team chat, etc..||Sean||OASIS||Ongoing|
|cPanel web hosting investigation.||OASIS is receiving more and more requests for software development and hosting environments. While our current infrastructure could support many of those there are systems that exist which will put more control in the hands of end-users to create and manage their own environments. One of those is “cPanel” which we are actively investigating and testing.||Sean||OASIS||Ongoing|
|Business Operations Workflow (BOW).||After investigating several commercial systems as well as developing and presenting mockups we’ve decided to move forward with the development of a custom work-flow / forms application to meet the needs of the College Business Operations teams.||Sean & Tae||Business Operations||Paused|
|Google Analytics for custom applications.||We are beginning to offer Google Analytics data for our various application. The Writing Center was the first to take advantage of this offering.||Kathy||Dean’s Office||5/31/2017|
|Source Management Systems (SRCS).||This application is currently under development and is designed to, at least initially, replace two legacy Access-based systems: Accounts and ASF Stewardship. The tool itself lets appropriately credentialed users “data decorate” centrally provided information related to sources. The system will also allow the assignment of donors to steward and the creation of donor thank-you letters drawing from data submitted via the College Annual Report system.||Ying, Charles, Kathy||Business Operations & Foundation||6/30/2017|
|Summer Bridge Program registration (SBP)||The Summer Bridge Program was in need of a secure web-based system to manage their application and acceptance process. They had a system that had been built previously without OASIS’s assistance which what hosted in WordPress and for various reasons no longer met their needs.||Joanne||Undergraduate Education||Completed|
|Academic Appeals Forms system (AAF).||Academic Advising needed a system to aid in the management of academic appeals. This also replaced a previous system that was based out of WordPress.||Joanne||Undergraduate Education||Completed|
|Independent Study Contracts (ISC) (aka Online Contract Manager).||OASIS has partnered with Steele Building to develop a system to manage the entire Independent Study Contract process.||Kathy||Undergraduate Education|
|BEAM management system (beam).||The Maker space needed a system to manage their operations. This application was built by a student with assistance and hosting from OASIS.||Tae||BEAM||Potentially paused due to iLabs|
|The Walkable Classroom.||A Romance Studies faculty commissioned a private developer to build this application which then needed on-campus hosting. OASIS worked directly with the developer to setup and make available the necessary hosting resource.||Sean||Dr. Lucia Binotti (Digital Innovation Lab)||Completed|
|Going to the Show (gtts).||This system, which the Library no longer supported, was migrated to OASIS-provided hosting.||Sean||Dr. Robert (Bobby) Allen (Digital Innovation Lab)||Completed|
|The Blake Archive (blakearchive.org).||The Blake Archive needed additional development support to enable a Lightbox feature.||Tae||Dr. Joseph Viscomi||6/30/2017|
|Study Abroad Office (SAO).||SAO has a 16-year-old web application that most of their business operations. The developer of the application is retiring this Fall. That combined with ITS no longer providing support to the underlying host software left the SAO in an untenable position. OASIS has worked closely on a number of fronts with this project from web hosting, migrating the application to a new environment, providing support to the current developer, evaluation of a cloud hosted replacement and security auctions.||Kathy, Sean||Study Abroad Office||Ongoing|
Updates & Support
Most of those noted below received updates beyond just bug fixes and/or they went live as part of an annual cycle.
|Online Syllabus Management (OSM).||The loading process for this takes place at the very outset of the semester and is driven by the need to strike a balance between the most current course data and getting syllabi as close to the beginning of the semester as possible.||Kathy||Undergraduate Education|
|Annual Report go-live and support (CAR).||In general we try to go live in March or April of every year. This requires significant data collection and loading from various systems. This year also included some minor changes to the questions in the system itself.||Kathy, Charles, Ying, Tae||Dean’s Office|
|Updates for Get Ready to Register (GRR) (aka Academic Interest Form).||This system had major updates for the upcoming 1st year registration cycle.||Joanne, Tae||Undergraduate Education|
|Distribution Groups (DISTRO)||The system which was originally developed to handle faculty, staff and student lists now also dynamically creates course code-based lists.||Kathy||Dean’s Office|
|Prospect||Prospect is a free, open-source data curation and visualization plugin for WordPress, developed by the Digital Innovation Lab at UNC Chapel Hill.||Sean||Digital Innovation Lab|
|Arts & Sciences reporting (ASR) & SACS reporting.||Several new reports were developed in support of the recent SACS accreditation visit.||Ying||Dean’s Office|
|School of Government Annual Report (SOGAR).||This application is a legacy tool that was built and is still supported under a fee-for-service model. It has significant changes this year to support new reporting needs.||Tae, Kathy||School of Government|
|Advising Walk-ins Application||This application supports Advising by managing their walk-in queue combining student sign-ins with large displays showing the wait order.||Tae, Joanne|
Applications not mentioned above
The team supports a number of applications that were not under major development in the first few months of this year. Those are noted in the table below.
|Advising Scheduler||Student to Advisor appointment scheduler||Team||Undergraduate Education|
|Commitments||Financial allocations to departments from the Dean’s Office||Charles, Tae||Dean’s Office|
|Common Authorization Tool||Permissions assignment to users of various applications||Team||Dean’s Office|
|DHPress||Sean||Digital Innovation Lab|
|Drop-in Queue Manager||Drop-in appointment management for Advising||Team||Undergraduate Education|
|EPA||EPA position management||Charles||Dean’s Office|
|Global Travel Registry||Cold Fusion Application that handles international travel for UNC||Kathy||Study Abroad Office|
|Group Membership Tool||Class assignments||Kathy||OASIS|
|Humanities and Human Values||Event Registration||Tae||Humanities and Human Values|
|IP Tracker||IP tracking for the College||Kathy||OASIS|
|Non-Personnel||Funding request tool for departments||Tae||Dean’s Office|
|OCM||Change management for OASIS||Kathy||OASIS|
|Online Tutor||Online writing help management||Kathy||Undergraduate Education|
|OSM||Online Syllabus Management||Kathy||Undergraduate Education|
|Position Authorization||Position authorization management tool for Dean’s Office||Charles||Dean’s Office|
|Professorships||Professorship management tool for Dean’s Office||Charles||Dean’s Office|
|Scheduling||Generalized appointment management||Kathy||Undergraduate Education|
|TPS||Touchnet Payment System – a simple gateway to touchnet for music dept.
captures customer contact info and payment amount for reconciliation.