UC Davis Researches Use of One-Card System for Faculty, Staff

Several months ago, John Bruno (Vice Provost for Information and Educational Technology), Bob Franks (Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs), and Janet Hamilton (Vice Chancellor for Administration) formed a committee to investigate the possibility of developing a one-card system to support the provision of services to faculty and staff. A one-card system already exists that provides students with controlled access to the residence halls, and the ability to pay for meals and bookstore purchases. The project team has identified a high level of interest on our campus for several other potential uses for a one-card system. In particular, the workgroup team recommends creating a new card for faculty and staff that provides photographic identification and developing card-based building access standards to address the need for controlling access to campus building. The one-card system feasibility assessment report was submitted to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for consideration. An implementation decision is expected this fall.