Why iNtegrate is Strategic to TMCC
The iNtegrate project is strategic for TMCC because it positions the college to improve the services available to students, faculty and staff by replacing the Student Information System (SIS) with a student module based on the latest industry standards. The project also paves the way for future integration with Human Resource Management and Financial systems.
Relationship to the TMCC Strategic Goals
- Relates to the "Technology" goal in that the new SIS will take advantage of best practices using technology, i.e. the use of a relational data base and the advanced programming environment available now.
- Relates to the "Welcoming and Supportive Environment" goal by providing a student interface to all of the business systems students need to interact with the college.
- Relates to the "Student Success" goal by providing many features for assisting students matriculate and obtain their educational goals.
Key Benefits for TMCC
- As a pilot institution, TMCC would probably have a stronger voice in the configuration and functional settings of the system.
- Our IT services and student services staff will benefit from two years of working directly with the implementation service provider resulting in greater knowledge transfer and better testing of the tools to be implemented.
- The project positions TMCC to organize the remaining similar NSHE institutions and to design the communications strategy.
- The project strengthens the likelihood that TMCC will lead in the remaining implementations (HRMS and financials) when they are funded.
Key Concerns for TMCC
- As a pilot institution, TMCC will need funding to:
- Hire additional staff (whether temporary backfill or permanent)
- Provide financial stipends for workload increases — this is more probably with the lack of available and experienced student services staff
- Mind set and culture change will need to be communicated in order to facilitate business process change
- Working arrangement with System Computing Services to "co-manage" the implementation has been agreed upon but has not been put to the test
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