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Information Services & Technology

IS&T Projects

Project Definition
A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result.  A project differs from a service ticket in the following areas:

  • A project usually takes more than 40 person-hours of work and coordination among multiple departments.
  • A project is unique and has not been done in the past; it has a single combination of resources, cost, schedule and objectives. A service ticket however is not unique and can be replicated in its description and solution.
  • Service tickets tend to focus on current, immediate needs, while projects include future needs, significant enhancements or changes to a current system.
  • A project has a well defined scope, while service tickets have reduced and specific objectives.

Project Intake Process

IST Project Intake Process

The IS&T Project Scoring Rubric will be used to score the project.  Prior to submitting the IS&T Project Intake Form, we recommend you use the template to score your project.  Two factors that will score the project higher are project funding and alignment with the strategic plan and university mission.

IS&T Project Scoring Rubric

Most larger projects will be reviewed and prioritized by the Technology Advisory Council. To submit a request for a new project, please use the IS&T Project Intake Form below.

IS&T Project Intake Form


Active Directory upgrade to 2016

  • Upgrade of Active Directory from 2008 R2 to 2016. Upgrade and reconfigure DHCP servers to 2016 fail over/high availability.
COE Recruit Modification

  • The project will break down each college of education portfolio supplemental item that is viewed by prospects on the Web Front End during the application process and add custom daily emails.
Windows Server 2003 Decom

  • Decommission all remaining Windows Server 2003 virtual machines.
Campus fiber upgrades

  • Installing single mode fiber optic cable to all buildings on campus.
Banner 9 – Admin Pages  92%
Penetration Testing – External Network 90%
Computer Imaging Software

  • Implement a computer imaging software in order to save time and be more efficient during the annual computer deployments.
Faculty Annual Reporting/Tenure & Promotion Software

  • Select and implement a web-based software for Annual Faculty Advising Reporting and Tenure & Promotion
Plagiarism Detection Software For Canvas

  • Select and implement an anti-plagiarism software for Canvas.
Upgrade Evisions Products

  •  Upgrade all Evisions products to the current versions.
Sophos Console Update

  • Update the Sophos Enterprise Console to the current version (v. 5.5.0).
Banner 9 – Ethos Identity Services (EIS)

  • Implement Ethos Identity Services for use with Banner 9. EIS allows for single sign-on to Banner.
Falcon Print

  • Managed print service, under which all Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs) and some network desktop printers will be replaced and supported by vendor, to include swipe to release printing.
Banner 9 – Self-Service Applications

  • Implement the following Banner 9 self-service applications: Registration, Student Advising Profile, Online Requisitions, and Employee Profile.
Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solution

  • Implement a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution that allows the University to increase mobile device security and better manage mobile labs across campus.
Splunk POC Alabama OIT

  • Update Ellucian Go version 5.2.
Center for the Arts Classroom, Fiber, A/V and Theatre Technology Design

  • This project is the design and implementation work for all related technology in the new Center for the Arts.
Ellucian GO Update

  • Update Ellucian Go version 5.2.
Password Reset Solutions

  • Investigate applications that provide a web-based solution for students, faculty and staff to reset their passwords.
Accommodation Management System

  • Select and implement software that allows prospective students to upload their disability documentation, make requests online, which will allow for faster, more accurate creation of accommodation letters.
Two-Factor Authentication

  • Implement two-factor authentication.
Classroom Upgrades (2019-2020)

  • Upgrade select classrooms to transitional or standard classroom during the 19-20 fiscal year.
SCOB Technology for New Building

  • This project is the design and implementation work for all related technology in the new SCOB building.
2020 Computer Refresh/Deployment

  • Annual Replacement of Computers – This year it will consists of those whose asset tags begins with 700.
SCCM Upgrade

  • Upgrade System Center Configuration Manager to the current version (2016) and resume use of the service.


Event, Calendar and Space Management System

  • Select and implement a campus wide web-based software for Event Scheduling, Calendar and Space Management.
Document Management System

  • Select and implement a campus wide web-based solution for document management/imaging.
Degree Audit System

  • Select and implement a campus wide degree auditing system.

To view additional projects information, click on 2020 IS&T Current Projects.

Last Updated 01.31.20