OIM Highlights: December 17, 2007
Key efforts underway in the Ofﬁce of Information Management in partnership with schools, and colleges, and central business units.
These efforts focus on shorter-term priorities for improving information management and administrative systems.
Strategic Partnerships Information Management Business Processes and
and Governance Administrative Systems
UW-wide Strategic Roadmap for infor- Top 5 Initiative advances effort to answer Improved course management tools will
mation management and administrative deans’ top data questions (re faculty FTE, faculty be available to faculty through MyUW
systems (IM/AS) developing future vision. and student headcount, and school and college in early Winter Quarter 2008, thanks to
− Draft guiding principles and overall progress operating budgets): a partnership between OIM, Catalyst, the
on the Roadmap effort reviewed by I-MAC, − The Deans Advisory Group moved closer to an Registrar’s Ofﬁce, and C&C.
the Roadmap steering committee. institutional deﬁnition of student headcount by − The MyUW teaching class schedule is being
− Roadmap team completing current state resolving three of ﬁve major issues. Next: The redesigned to be easier to understand,
analysis; beginning to develop future vision. group will address faculty and ﬁnance issues and easier to look at, and to place the content
make recommendations to the Board of Deans. directly in MyUW rather than a click away.
Institution-wide group hosts Web
security forum. The new group formed Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) initiative Expanded availability of Employee
to address Web risk and security issues to create shared services hinges on successful Self-Service (ESS). The personal ﬁnancial
hosted a forum where an international collaboration. Staff from across the UW are using and beneﬁts management features of
expert provided review and feedback on a SOA, a technology approach, to unlock inaccessible ESS are available nearly 24/7, thanks
critical UW Web application that is currently data and processes and to develop shared to improvements in database backup
under development. The forum was held services. processing.
in partnership with UW Chief Information − A pilot project by OIM, Computer Science & Online Payroll Update System (OPUS)
Security Ofﬁcer Kirk Bailey and OIM. Engineering, the Registrar’s Ofﬁce, and C&C authorization improves staff efﬁciency.
New “Developer Connection 2.0” Web demonstrated that schools and colleges can − Administrators can now use ASTRA to see
site offers rich resources for UW developers: access and present centrally-managed Course who is authorized to use HR/Payroll Web
Time Schedule data “programmatically” as a applications. (ASTRA is the system that
− Developed in collaboration with several UW
Web service. Next: They will address education, administrators use now to control access
users groups, the site includes technical
training, governance, security, and design to SAGE, MyFinancial.Desktop, and other
information plus professional development and
reviews. The pilot demonstrated that cross- systems.)
networking opportunities. See http://www.
campus collaborative development is key to
washington.edu/provost/oim/devconnection/ − In early 2008, the Payroll Ofﬁce will
the future and success of SOA at the UW.
− Future plans include adding social and delegate authority to campus
− Training for staff in deans/central ofﬁces provides administrators to maintain OPUS
collaborative tools to support resource
access, consistency, and integration. OIM offered authorizations, allowing them to modify
sharing and professional networking. The
SOA training by hosting an intensive, two-day staff access to OPUS instantly, rather than
Developer Connection group hopes to
session on Web services for UW developers and wait for Payroll to process paperwork.
sponsor events, speakers, and workshops,
by bringing in an external expert to address the
which will be featured on the site.
OIM forum on beneﬁts and best practices.
Active engagement: New “Developer Technical training: OIM hosted technical Efﬁcient operations: New service allowing
Connection 2.0” Web site provides rich training for 45 people on Microsoft’s Business units to opt out of paper BARs and BSRs
resources for UW developers. Intelligence Tool and 50 people on Web resulted in 7,500 fewer pages printed its ﬁrst
Services development. month, a 20% reduction.
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