University Portal Project (UCONNECT)

The Office of Information Technology would like to offer services to its supported clients through a Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) approach. Strategically, this initiative will need to be implemented in several phases. The first phase will include defining and implementing a new Portal solution since our current platform is nearing end of life. Additional phases may include identity management, mobile device management, virtual desktop environment, single sign-on, etc. Requirements for each phase must be considered to ensure the portal solution will accommodate future capabilities.  

Project Updates

  • Task Force members are helping to define requirements based on need versus nice to have.
  • Task Force members provided evaluations and feedback on the demonstrated portal platforms.
  • Portal platform demonstrations were provided to the task force.
  • Results from fall survey compiled and prepared for presentation and discussion with our task force.  
  • Technology Discovery Day provided feedback from more than 300 users!
  • Presentation planning for Technology Discovery Day is complete.
  • Results from summer survey to students, faculty and staff were compiled and prepared for presentation and discussion with our task force.  
  • Results of the technical survey submitted to peer and other universities using similar technology was compiled for presentation.
  • Internal application demos were designed to help identify technical requirements for a new system or system upgrade. 

Discovery Project Timeline

June 3, 2014 Peer Universities Surveyed (technical)
June 16, 2014 Online Survey to Summer Students
July 24, 2014 Online Survey to Faculty and Staff
July 24, 2014 Task Force Invitations Sent
August 22,2014

Initial Task Force Meeting

September 8, 2014

Survey to Fall Faculty and Students

September 16, 2014 Technology Discovery Event
September 22, 2014 Results of Fall Survey
October 3-10, 2014

Portal Platform Demos

October 9, 2014

TF meeting to Finalize Requirements

October 23, 2014

TF meeting to Finalize Requirements

October 30, 2014

TF meeting to Finalize Requirements

November 1, 2014

Finalize Requirements


Implementation Project Timeline

The implementation project plan and timeline will be developed following discovery.