The University of Dundee is aiming to transform the way that it works. In order to provide efficient and effective student management processes, it has signed an agreement with TechnologyOne who will provide a cloud based business solution called OneUniversity.
This contemporary, Web enabled, Software as a Service (SaaS) solution embraces mobile technology and will be available anytime, anywhere and on any device.
It will bring our Finance, Purchase to Pay, HR, Payroll/Pensions, Research and Student lifecycle activities into a single, integrated administrative solution with embedded, real time, reporting and analytics capability.
The current student records system (SITS) is based primarily round registry and admission. A great deal of student administration takes place outwith this system and this means that data may need to be input multiple times and information held in local databases and spreadsheets.
The benefits of the new solution
The new solution aims to bring the entire relationship that a student has with the University, from prospect enquiry to offer, matriculation to graduation and alumni, into one place. As this will be part of the OneUniversity integrated solution, the student and curriculum management information will be input once and accessed by those who need it. This will enhance the effectiveness of our business processes and ways of working, improve the student and staff experience and achieve our aim of having a single source of accurate student information.
The new Student Management solution will provide greater support for a range of academic activities including a programme and module catalogue, programme and module approval system, attendance and engagement monitoring facility, and support for student placements, assessment, results, progression, retention, grades and classification. Those members of staff who currently use SITS or one of the bespoke services will notice the increased functionality.
Dr Jim McGeorge is the Programme Sponsor for the University of Dundee.
“We are delighted to be moving ahead with an effective, integrated product that will enhance the experience for the staff and students whilst streamlining our administration processes.”
Our students will have access to information about their course and their academic progress be through their mobile phones, laptops or tablets, no matter where they are and what time of day or night. This will enhance their engagement with the University and their studies and further contribute to our reputation for delivering an outstanding student experience.