Project Status

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Why has Project LionPATH been initiated?
The current student information system (ISIS) was designed more than 30 years ago to reflect the processes and University structure in the early 1980s. The University recognizes a new system with current technologies and functionality is needed.


What does LionPATH mean for students?

The new information system will affect:

  • Class registration
  • Degree planning and audit
  • Self-service functions (financial aid, registrar, bursar, advising)
  • Checklists
  • Prerequisite checking
  • Wait lists

In addition, more enhancements will be identified in the early phase of the project.

The new information system will NOT replace:

  • ANGEL

Student involvement with Project LionPATH:

  • Student advisory committee (will be formed in early 2014)
  • Invitation to student system vendor demos


What does LionPATH mean for faculty?

The new information system will affect (pending final scope of the project):

  • Grade input
  • Class roster access
  • Class scheduling
  • eLion (will change and may be rebranded)

In addition, more enhancements will be identified in the early phase of the project.
The new information system will NOT replace:

  • ANGEL

Faculty involvement with LionPATH:

Pre-implementation

  • Representation  on steering committee
  • Group Q&A sessions with project leaders
  • Invitation to  student system vendor demos

During Implementation

  • Extra-senatorial special committee
  • Advising and faculty advisory committees

Post-implementation

  • Continued involvement with system enhancements
  • Participation, as needed, in training sessions for system use


What does LionPATH mean for staff?
The new information system will affect:

  • Class registration
  • Degree planning and audit
  • Self-service functions (financial aid, registrar, bursar, advising)
  • Checklists
  • Prerequisite checking
  • Wait lists

In addition, more enhancements will be identified in the early phase of the project.

The new information system will NOT replace:

  • ANGEL

Staff involvement with Project LionPATH:

  • Invitation to student system vendor demos
  • LionPATH project team members
  • Membership on advisory committees
  • Called upon as subject matter experts

What are the main components being considered for replacement?

  • Admissions
  • Student records and registration
  • Advising
  • Financial aid
  • Student financials
  • Student data warehouse
  • Student/faculty portal

 

How will project decisions be made?
Executive sponsors, an executive committee, a steering committee, and a project management office are all involved in decision-making for the project. These groups will be responsible for making decisions regarding scope, budget and overall timeline. Visit our people page to learn more about the committees and their responsibilities.


What is the project timeline?

The implementation will last for approximately three years through the end of 2016 with a phased roll-out of new functionality starting in fall 2015 with admissions. Visit our timeline page for up-to-date timeline information.