In an effort to align our IT resources in an intentional and more prioritized way towards delivering an exceptional student experience, we are issuing a Call for Proposals to solicit IT-related opportunities that you feel would help us achieve that goal.
In Fall 2012 the first Call for Proposals for IT-related opportunities was made and there were 44 submissions from students, staff and faculty. In Fall of 2013 we received 11 submissions from students, staff and faculty. Some examples of the types of proposals that have been submitted and completed include upgrades and expansion of wifi at the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses, new student email service, improvements to the University Health Services IT infrastructure, and the introduction of a searchable awards database (for scholarships and bursaries). Some examples of the types of proposals that have been submitted and are in progress include degree audit software, ‘early alert’ software, electronic filing software, and improving ways that students interact with IST.
Building on the success of the past two years’ initiatives, and given the positive feedback we have received to date, we would like to repeat the Students First IT Project Call for Proposals. In this regard, we are inviting you to identify additional IT-related projects that will benefit students. If you made a submission for the 2014-15 Call for Proposals, and it was not possible to resource under that program, you will be contacted to confirm your interest in re-submitting your original proposal for 2015-16.
Submit your proposals early, as the deadline is 4 p.m. CST October 27, 2014. The goal is to have a set of prioritized proposals available to IST in December to help inform their budget allocation to the student portfolio.
Anyone contributing a proposal will be contacted on the proposal’s status as we assess projects and set priorities.
Thank you for your interest and submission,
Susan Gottheil / Mike Langedock
This personal information is being collected under the authority of the University of Manitoba Act and will be used for informing Information Services Technology with project ideas. It will not be used or disclosed for other purposes, unless permitted by The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have any questions about the collection of your personal information, contact the Access and Privacy Office (204-474-9462), 233 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB, R3T 2N2.
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