Campus Computing Councils Recommend Moving Forward with Two Major IT Projects

In April, Caroline Bledsoe, Chair of the Academic and Administrative Computing Coordianting Councils (AC4 and AdC3, respectively) submitted to Provost Hinshaw the Councils' recommendations regarding two major information technology projects for the campus: the Faculty Merit and Promotion (FMP) and the Electronic Research Administration (ERA) projects.
The Faculty Merit and Promotion Project is headed by the Office of Academic Personnel, with support from IET. This project proposes to simplify the time-consuming, paper-based task of assembling and reviewing faculty merit and promotion portfolios. A project team, oversight committee and implementation workgroup (co-chaired by Connie Melendy and Dave Shelby) have been formed.
The Electronic Research Administration Project is headed by the Office of Research, with support from IET. This project proposes to improve the process of research proposal development, review, submission and approval through the implementation of an online system. A project team, oversight committee and implementation workgroup (co-chaired by Lynne Chronister and Doug Hartline) have been formed, and a software package (InfoEd) is undergoing review. Demos and discussions with InfoEd are scheduled for early May.
AC4/AdC3 members considered both projects carefully this year and recommended both be considered a high campus priority. To read the Council's reports and supporting materials, see http://ac4.ucdavis.edu.