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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.

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

IS&T Project Intake Form


Successful Student Profile

  • A project for the Director of Student Success to create a reporting profile of successful students. The profile will be dynamic, allowing the Director to alter profile visualizations and create ad-hoc reports. The profile will be able to show historical trends for students.
TRS Reporting for TALC

  • Develop and implement the required feeds to the Teacher Retirement Systems of Alabama utilizing their new reporting requirements.
Banner 9 – Ellucian Solution Manager (ESM)

  • Implementation of Ellucian Solution Manager (required for Banner 9). This will allow UM to deploy Banner upgrades and patches more efficiently and timely.
Classroom Asset Audit

  • Audit all classrooms and labs to record technology in use, tag items that are missing asset tags, and remove items that are no longer in use.
Disaster Recovery Plan

  • Update existing recovery plan in case of a disaster.
Digital Signage Upgrade/Standardization

  • This project is designed to look at possible solutions to consolidating the myriad of digital signage solutions we have in place around campus.
Banner 9 – Self-Service Applications

  • Implement the following Banner 9 self-service applications: Registration, Student Advising Profile, Online Requisitions, and Employee Profile.
Sophos Console Update

  • Update the Sophos Enterprise Console to the current version (v. 5.5.0).
Campus fiber upgrades

  • Installing single mode fiber optic cable to all buildings on campus.
 2018 IS&T Controls Audit

  • Compile all documents required for the IT Controls Audit.
ADA Compliance-Captioning

  • Creation of Captioning Plan for live streaming on campus. Technical aspects, ADA requirements and pricing are currently being researched and cataloged.
Banner 9 – Ethos Identity Services (EIS)

  • Implement Ethos Identity Services for use with Banner 9. EIS allows for single sign-on to Banner.
Migrate Exchange to Office 365

  • Develop and execute a plan to relocate exchange email system to Microsoft’s Office 365 Cloud email system.
Computer Imaging Software

  • Implement a computer imaging software in order to save time and be more efficient during the annual computer deployments.
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.
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.
Center for the Arts Classroom, Fiber, A/V and Theatre Technology Design

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

  • Update Ellucian Go version 5.2.
Data Governance Security Program 32%
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.
Tutoring Scheduling Software

  • Select and implement a tutoring scheduling software that will be utilized by the Learning Enrichment Center to assist students in identifying their academic needs and support to strengthen academic skills.
Event, Calendar and Space Management System

  • Select and implement a campus wide web-based software for Event Scheduling, Calendar and Space Management.
2019 Computer Refresh/Deployment

  • Annual Replacement of Computers – This year it will consists of those whose asset tags begins with 600 (green).
SCCM Upgrade

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

To view additional projects information, click on 2019 IS&T Current Projects.

Last Updated 02.04.19