iNtegrate Project Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How will iNtegrate happen?
- NSHE and TMCC have created a project governance structure for managing project. See the TMCC iNtegrate Governance , the NSHE Governance Structure and NSHE iNtegrate Project Governance Structure Narrative documents for details. In addition, from time to time, individuals with specific knowledge of certain business processes will be designated as subject matter experts (SMEs) and asked to contribute to iNtegrate planning and implementation.
- Funding for this project is from the NSHE investment pool which is not a part of the state operating budget. Originally, $10 million was awarded by the Legislature when SB192 was passed. However, that $10 million was returned to the State in Jan. 2008 as part of the Governor's efforts to reduce expenditures. In addition, the NSHE Board of Regents has approved use of the Student Technology Fee to allow institutions to offset a portion of iNtegrate project expenses.
- NSHE and TMCC will embrace "best business practices" introduced by the new system and work toward a "vanilla" implementation to reduce costs for special modifications to the software.
- TMCC and SCS will partner together to provide technical support for the iNtegrate system
What's going to happen with iNtegrate?
- TMCC will be implementing a new Student Information System based on Oracle's PeopleSoft Campus Solutions software.
- TMCC has completed a Readiness Assessment , the purpose of which included determining critical success factors for the pilot schools and assessing the technical elements of the project.
- Data Clean-up efforts in Student Services and in the Controller's office have been ongoing since February 2006.
- A five-phase approach will occur for the pilot schools consisting of planning and preview (starting July 2008), analysis and design, configuration and development, testing and training, and finally, deployment and optimization. The preliminary project plan has been provided by CedarCrestone.
- Key Applications that will be impacted:
- Degree Audit (DARS)
- Gradebook and related Faculty student/class management tools
- Financial Aid
- Recruitment and Admissions
- Student Financials
- Student Planning
- Student Records
- Student Self-Service capabilities
- Universal Identification
Where can I find training on the new PeopleSoft Campus Solutions system?
Self-paced training on portions of the PeopleSoft Campus Solutions system is available. More training sections will be posted in the future.
Where will iNtegrate take place?
NSHE's System Computing Services will host the hardware and software for the new Student Service module at their Reno and Las Vegas facilities to provide redundancy and disaster recovery.
TMCC and other NSHE iNtegrate work teams will be working in various locations at TMCC; namely, Red Mountain 255, Red Mountain 212B and Redfield RCB-102. In addition, TMCC iNtegrate work teams will be working with other NSHE work groups in Las Vegas at UNLV and in Reno at System Computing Services.
Who is affected by iNtegrate?
Although it may seem that this will only affect Student Services staff, anyone who directly or indirectly accesses data from the current Student Information System will be affected. Basically, all academic faculty, students and most of the staff at TMCC will be impacted. In addition, consultants from Cedar Crestone have been hired by NSHE to facilitate the implementation of the new system. The Statement of Work by which Cedar Crestone will operate is provided.
Why are we doing iNtegrate?
Given today's Web savvy students who are used to immediate access to information, the current SIS system is antiquated and inhibits the college's ability to provide better services to our students. Again, review the Transformation of NSHE Student Services document for more insight on what the new system could provide.
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