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2015 Year in Review & What’s Next in 2016

2015 was a productive year for NGSIS as we continued on our mission to modernize U of T’s online services with new impactful products and enhanced existing ones. Let’s review some of the highlights before we look ahead to what’s next in 2016.   ACORN The new Student Web Service and NGSIS flagship product launched in late June for students … Continue reading “2015 Year in Review & What’s Next in 2016”

Part II: Navigating the Twilight Zone – A futuristic view into Bi-Modal IT as relevant to Higher Education

NGSIS’ project manager, Vikram Chadalawada, discusses the new Gartner project management and governance model and how it applies to the NGSIS program. Part II of the series focuses on Mi-Modal Readiness and how to affect change within your organization. (Click here for Part I) Bi-Modal Readiness The way organizations view change itself has drastically been changing, right … Continue reading “Part II: Navigating the Twilight Zone – A futuristic view into Bi-Modal IT as relevant to Higher Education”

Navigating the Twilight Zone: A futuristic view into Bi-Modal IT as relevant to Higher Education

Part I: In this two part series, NGSIS’ project manager, Vikram Chadalawada, discusses the new Gartner project management and governance model and how it applies to the NGSIS program The big questions that always tend to linger within mature organizations are, “Now that we are here, what’s next? And how can we keep up with … Continue reading “Navigating the Twilight Zone: A futuristic view into Bi-Modal IT as relevant to Higher Education”

Staff Profile: Andre Kalamandeen

As part of an ongoing series, we’ve reached out to contributing members of the NGSIS program and asked them to share some insights into their current involvement, career path, areas of professional expertise and personal interests that they bring to NGSIS projects. Name: Andre Kalamandeen Role: Intermediate Java Developer Current Project: ACORN. There’s still a … Continue reading “Staff Profile: Andre Kalamandeen”

Changing of the Guard- Communicating ACORN to the University

In just a few short weeks, students at the University of Toronto will be introduced to ACORN, the Accessible Campus Online Resource Network. For students, ACORN will replace the existing ROSI Student Web Service (SWS). ACORN will provide a more convenient, personalized and guided experience for students using U of T’s online services. Given the … Continue reading “Changing of the Guard- Communicating ACORN to the University”

NGSIS Impact Report: Business Intelligence

In the Fall of 2014, program director Cathy Eberts commissioned the development of a report examining the strategic impact of the NGSIS Program at the University of Toronto. The intention of the report was primarily to collect anecdotal and statistical feedback from key stakeholders representing the five strategic areas (student life, student accounts, registration & curriculum … Continue reading “NGSIS Impact Report: Business Intelligence”

ROSI reborn as ACORN – From UTM’s The Medium

As we near the intended launch of ACORN later this spring interest from student newspapers has been increasing. Starting in November, we had our first ACORN related article in The Varsity, and this week UTM’s The Medium has published a great overview of ACORN and its current status. The most recent article highlights the key features that will … Continue reading “ROSI reborn as ACORN – From UTM’s The Medium”