Introduction

The UCD IT Work Programme contains all the major projects due to be implemented for the current year.  Published annually, the programme is developed through a detailed consultation process with Schools, Colleges & Units and is approved by UCD senior management.

Headline Projects 2016

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Project Name

Description

IT01

External Review of IT Security Office IT Security has moved within IT Services Organisation to Planning & Services Development. We now require an Office Strategy as we move
from technical implementation to Oversight, Policies, Awareness and Governance. This review will also include Cyber Risks on IT Risk Register (QIP).

IT02

IT Security - Customer Awareness

Awareness is where IT Security meets the UCD community
through training courses & tools, enhanced website, information
sessions and Security campaigns. We will map what a typical
year in Security Awareness now looks like and deliver on the events.

IT03

Online Applications for Faculty Promotions

Online system to support the new rolling Faculty Promotions process.

IT04

Gradebook Enhancements (including Grade Transfer - Blackboard to GB)

Enhancements to the process of getting grades into Gradebook, including the following components: (1)  Allow Module Coordinators to publish component marks (2)  Allow entry of grades by tutors in Gradebook (3)  Improve error handling in interface into Gradebook (4) Delivery of facilty to pull grades directly into Gradebook from Blackboard.

IT05

Curriculum Review - Mapping Modules to Programme Outcomes

Deployment of functionality to enable module coordinators to map their modules to programme outcomes and delivery of reporting to enable programme directors and the university to view how programme outcomes are met.

IT06

Support development of a UCD MOOC

Launching a UCD MOOC for U21 Community partnering with FutureLearn.

IT07

VLE: UCD's Requirements

Review appropriateness and effectiveness of current VLE, review suitability, requirements, training, support etc.

IT08

Global Engagement - Urgent Priorities

A collection of urgent priority items requested by the International Office.

IT09

Statement of Student Account

Delivery of a statement of student account to incoming students that is accessible in the Incoming Students section of SISWeb.  Statement will provide up to date details of tuition fees due and payments made.

IT10

Conversion Emails - 2016

This project will involve the delivery of additional emails to the set of existing emails going out to non-EU applicants. Specific items include emails relating to orientation and accommodation as well as custom emails for specific regions such as North America.

IT11

Recruitment CRM - Enhancements 2016

As part of the continuous improvement of the platform this project will deliver a set of enhancements to the recruitment CRM.

IT12

IT Strategy

To deliever our IT Strategy 2020 IT@UCD

IT13

Cloud DR Startegy

Off-site resilience. 

IT14

Shared Storage Review

Explore options for file sharing at college, school and unit level.

IT15

Development of an ITS Service Catalogue

"To provide a clear and conistent portfolio of all IT services available to the UCD community"

IT16

Storage Tender

Begin process for new stoarage tender/review requirements.

IT17

IDMS Phase III

Further work on IDMS

IT18

Talent Management

All ITS staff to be involved in this project, funding from Registrar.

IT19

IT Fair

Communicating with our customers to explain IT Services 'behind the scenes'.

IT20

High Performance Computing restructuring

We will provide more targeted HPC capacity through the restructuring of our UCD Sonic & Matlab clusters. Engagement with customers and HPC Strategy will be key to this project. We will continue to work with ICHEC national centre for High End Computing.

IT21

Replacement of RMS Profiles

Replacement of the RMS Profiles system. The nature of the work on this project will be to support UCD Research with the tender process and scoping of the effort involved in integrating it into UCD's environment.

IT22

Content Management Service

Upgrade to a new version of CMS and review customer feedback.

IT23

UCD Website

Continue the deployment of the UCD website to Schools, Colleges and units. The budget is already assigned. 

IT24

UCD Mobile Reimagined

Review, update and extend UCD Mobile services in conjunction with University partners, incorporating 2 new Bb apps (student & staff).

 

Work Programme 2016 - IT Projects

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