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Here are some of the projects that ITS is currently working on:

Banner 9

ITS is working with the campus community to move Drake from Banner 8 to Banner 9. The current focus is on DUSIS (Banner Admin Pages) with MyDUSIS (Self-Service Banner) updates starting in 2019.

Banner 8 access has been eliminated for everyone who does not use the Advancement module. The project closeout is underway with the team completing surveys on the project experience and lessons learned. A lessons learned meeting will be scheduled soon which will wrap up this effort.

Collaboration and Document Sharing

Design and implement a campus-wide document sharing platform making collaboration easier by leveraging Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Team Site products.

We are continuing to schedule and kick off our migration process with smaller groups with 3 more kicking off this week. We are also beginning communication with our first large groups this week as well. The needed scripts to help with document clean up are now complete and in their first live run for an actual group in the migration process. We will continue to schedule more groups as well as work on added training documentation and the other major script needed for the larger migration processes.

Learn more about this project by visiting the FAQ page.

Online HR Benefit Enrollment Software

Implement a new software for online benefit management allowing employees to complete benefit enrollment electronically for new hires and annual open enrollment.

Changed health from Green - On track to Yellow - At risk with corrective actions.


Introduce a new student success and retention tool for use in early intervention, advising, and student services.

Some data changes are being made to fix issues identified during testing for the Not Yet Registered and Low Mid-Term Grade flags. These are expected to move into production next week. The Starfish data scientist team is continuing their review of our data. The project team met with Starfish for a review of our Phase 1 milestones and to identify future opportunities to consider.

Moving CPHS Graduate Applications into Slate

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences would like to move their admission process for professional programs (Doctor of Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy Doctorate, and Master of Athletic Training) into Slate and automatically feed application data to Banner.

The Project Definition Document (PDD) will be reviewed with project sponsors on January 22nd. The project team has been working hard on discussing and documenting Current State and Future State processes for the CPHS professional programs application process. Current State processes were completed before winter break. Focus is now on the Future State processes which have been documented and are currently being reviewed. Additional information such as user access needs, email templates, and data requirements are also being gathered. The team is on track to finish this work in January. A detailed project schedule will also be created in the near future.

See the most recent status report on our smaller projects and enhancements.

Want to join the ITS Project Management team to learn about the progress of current technology projects?

A 30 minute call is scheduled for every other Thursday at 10 a.m.

2019 Call Dates:

  • January 10
  • January 24
  • February 7
  • February 21
  • March 7
  • March 21
  • April 4
  • April 18
  • May 2
  • May 16
  • May 30

There are two different ways you can connect with the meeting:

  1. To both hear and see the presentation, go to the Blackboard Collaborate link at  and follow the on-screen instructions. Need assistance? See the Join the Bi-Weekly ITS Project Update Meeting (How To) article at
  2. For audio only, call 571-392-7650 and enter PIN# 9060694541.

Have an idea for a technology project or enhancement? Submit a Technology Project Request.

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January 18, 2019