Frequently included in this section is information on campus administrative upgrades to major campus computing systems (e.g., Banner, PPS) as well as partnerships and projects IET is engaged in with other campus departments to improve administrative computing at UC Davis.Contracts and Grants Database Replaced with New Proposal Tracking Module
On March 27, the Office of Research, in collaboration with IET, replaced the existing campus Contracts and Grants database, maintained by the Sponsored Programs Office, with the new Proposal Tracking module. This marked the completion of the first phase of the Electronic Research Administration (eRA) Project. Sponsored Programs and Deans’ Offices for the College of Engineering and the School of Education are now using this Proposal Tracking module, replacing redundant shadow systems, and providing suggestions for small enhancements. In July, the focus will shift towards the second phase—Proposal Development module—which will enable proposals to be created, managed, and routed for approval online. Implementation of the final phase—Project Management module—is tentatively scheduled for 2008. This module has the unique capability of linking information stored in the eRA system to various campus systems (i.e., DaFIS, Faculty Merit and Promotion system, Cost Sharing and Effort Reporting systems).Banner 7 Upgrade on Track for Fall
In preparation for the Banner 7 upgrade September 2-4, a number of presentations, communications, and training sessions have been developed. In March, users from core offices—Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid, Undergraduate Admissions, and Graduate Studies—underwent Banner 7 training, and training for all Banner users will be available in late August and early September (http://sis.ucdavis.edu/future.htm). In addition to working on the upgrade, the Banner team has continued to improve Banner 6 with addition of Fund Code tracking and TOEFL exam coding for the Office of Graduate Studies, and Minimum Progress reporting.