Owner: Vice President David Dodd
(Goal initiated in Year 2.)
Significant progress includes the following:
The Unified Communications and Collaboration Environment (UCCE) will provide Stevens with a completely new and enhanced network; the project is well underway. Since Spring 2014, new fiber and copper infrastructure has been installed; new network electronics have replaced aging devices; high speed wireless access points have been deployed replacing the older ones and expanding the number by 300 percent; and new security systems are being deployed. The Virtualized Learning Environment (VLE) was constructed and piloted, with over 500 students utilizing the VLE for SolidWorks in Engineering Graphics in Fall 2014 and in 14 sections taught by five faculty members. This includes online storage of students’ course materials in a new private cloud.
Work has begun to update the Stevens Data Center that hosts all on-campus academic, administrative, and research systems. This project will continue through the 2014-15 fiscal year, with new electrical service, uninterruptable power systems, water cooling, and backup power generation to significantly increase capability, capacity, and reliability.
Slate, the student recruitment / CRM system is now in production supporting both graduate and undergraduate student recruitment. Slate will be significantly upgraded in the 2014-15 academic year.
The Workday Human Capital Management / Payroll (HCM/P) system is scheduled to go live in April 2015. This is a fully integrated system that will replace seven disparate legacy systems. End-to-end testing is nearly complete for the new system, and parallel testing will begin in January 2015.
Canvas, a robust and leading-edge course management system (CMS) to support teaching and learning with technology, has been acquired and the project to migrate all current faculty users from Moodle to Canvas is nearly complete. Beginning in the Spring 2015, all courses will have a Canvas shell to support expanded use of technology in teaching and learning at Stevens. Stevens is one of only nine schools in the nation participating in a collaborative program with Workday to develop a new student information system. This project, including design and product development, is well underway and implementation is scheduled to be completed in 2016-17.
Year 3: Launch the Workday HCM/P system and migrate campus users and functions to the new system; initiate Phase II of the UCCE project, including external wireless networking to extend coverage, and a new VOIP/unified communication system; complete Year 2 of the Workday Student project; implement Phase I of a new security camera system to further safeguard members of the Stevens community; significantly expand and continue piloting the VLE to other academic programs and courses, including additional platforms, software, and capabilities of the system.