Pacific University Online Updates

Technology Enhancements


Greetings,
With several online enhancements coming to Pacific University in the near future, we want to update our community on those projects, which are well underway.

Here’s What’s New
We are building a new website for the university, moving to new scheduling management software for classrooms, academics and events scheduling, and adding a self-service employee system. Upgrading these systems reflects the university's commitment to extending access to information and meeting the growing mobile demand of our constituents. 

New University Website
Our new website will be launched in phases and we are looking forward to starting to build the new site, likely beginning within the next several months. The new site will be built in an open source content management system called Drupal. The externally facing website focuses on prospective students and will be mobile-ready. In addition, MyPacific, geared to an internal audience, will provide easy access to information that is important to our students, staff and faculty. To learn more about the new website planning, including the work over the last year, check out Internet Strategy.

New Classroom, Academic and Event Scheduling Software
Next spring, we will begin using new scheduling software that will enable us to better coordinate and use spaces on our campuses. The new system, called EMS, provides a one-stop-shopping approach for academics, classes, meetings and events room scheduling. In addition, there will be the ability to request specific services, amenities and equipment. This will provide a news, announcement and calendaring system for the university, which will over time replace much of the functionality in CANS. The CANS system is currently used for our event calendar, news feeds, e-news and more.

New Self-service Employee System
Coming in the not-too-distant future, we will be implementing employee self-service online software. The new human resource information software will provide employees with the ability to view and/or make changes via this system, which is part of ADP payroll services. Employees will be able to do the following when this new software is up and running.

More Information
Please let us know if you have any questions. We will continue to provide information as we move forward.

Tammy Spencer, AVP of Marketing & Communications
Jim Fleming, Chief Information Officer
Troy Strass, Director of Human Resources


Posted by Tammy Spencer (spen2909@pacificu.edu) on Oct 22, 2013 at 5:27 PM

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