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  • Conclusion of SIS Modernization in this Form

    Brock University’s Student Information Modernization Project has concluded.

    Our thanks to the students, staff, and faculty who contributed their time, knowledge and thought to this process.

    The final assessment identified several areas for enhancement which will be pursued primarily within Brock’s existing SIS, BrockDB.

    Areas targeted for enhancement included:

    • Single sign-on functionality
    • Ad-hoc reporting capability
    • Backend, technical enhancements
    • Improved not-for-credit experience
    • Mobile experience for students
    • Expanded online forms and workflow
    • Improved management of student scholarships and student finance assessment
    • Improving users understanding of the information they have access to and the actions they can take

    Student Information System enhancements will continue in efforts informed by this project that are lead by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the office of the Registrar, Student Finance, the office of Vice-Provost, Strategic Partnerships & International, and Information Technology Services.

  • Assessment focuses readiness activities

    The assessment phase of the SIS Modernization project was completed on December 14, 2018.

    During the twenty functional assessment sessions that took place from October to December, over 100 stakeholders contributed data and personal insight. These activities served to enhance our knowledge and understanding of current student information practices.

    Our thanks to everyone who contributed their time, knowledge and thought to this process.

    A number of near-term student success and retention-related efficiencies and improvements have been identified. The main areas of opportunity were the digitization of forms, process harmonization and better communications.

    Thus, modernization efforts will continue in the form of fostering collaboration across units, supporting professional development and championing high impact practices.

    As a consequence of the recent budget constraints, the implementation of a new student information platform has been delayed until the 2020/21 fiscal year and 2019/20 will be utilized to enhance institutional readiness. The focus of the project now shifts to working with stakeholders on change management and implementing opportunities for improvements within current resources.

    Check back for information about modernization efforts and please contact us with any questions you have through our Project website Contact Us form.

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