» Current Projects

Below are some of the key projects and initiatives the Information Systems & Technology department is currently involved in:

+ - Time and Labor Module Implementation for PeopleSoft

The office of Human Resources and IS&T are working together to implement a new module for time and labor capture in the PeopleSoft campus solution. Currently, timesheets are manually processed, with employees tracking their time on a web version time sheet, which after completing, must be printed and then signed by the employee and his or her supervisor. The new system will allow for automated approval by the supervisor, and will feed the information directly into the Payroll system. This new paperless process will make the capture of time not only more efficient, but eco-friendly! For further information, please contact Lauri Mantooth.

+ - WIFI Enterprise Upgrade

Chapman’s Network Operations division is undertaking a year-long project to upgrade the existing WIFI system throughout the campus proper in Orange, as well as the Rinker Health Sciences campus in Irvine. We will be working with a consultant to conduct a campus wide reading of the WIFI coverage and help us identify areas of improvement. We expect the result will be a faster and more robust wireless system for our students, faculty and staff. We are also considering improving the WIFI system by implementing a more secure wireless solution that will permit additional access to key internal systems that are currently not accessible on the open wireless system. For additional information, contact Phillip Lyle.

+ - Classroom Capture (Enterprise Wide)

In partnership with the Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (IETL) and a small number of volunteer faculty, IS&T will be piloting a product called Panopto for lecture capture in the classroom on both the Orange and Rinker campuses in the Fall of 2015. Recorded lectures will be available through Blackboard to students enrolled in the pilot classes. Outcomes to be measured as part of the pilot include impact on learning, particularly as related to remediation; usage of captured content by students; ease of use for the faculty member; ease of support; and overall cost. Depending on the success of the pilot, the classroom capture tool will rolled out more broadly in the Spring. For more information, contact Dr. Mary Litch.

+ - Tablet Loaner Program (Pilot)

Academic Technology administers a tablet loaner program to make iPad, Android and Surface devices (and associated accessories) available for a limited period for check out to faculty for academic uses. The program has an inventory of eight iPads, ten Samsung Galaxy tablets (Android), and two Surface Pro 3 machines. Faculty may check out any available device(s) for up to two weeks. Tablets may be checked out on behalf of students, but the faculty member remains responsible for returning them at the end of the loan period. Users are responsible for paying for any apps installed on the devices. Devices are wiped of all apps and data between uses. Please contact Dr. Mary Litch for further information.

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