A Vital Process: Process Streamlining Inspires Two New NGSIS Projects

  In February, In the Loop featured a story on ‘process streamlining.’ a methodology designed to incrementally improve a process. Goals include providing a better experience for clients of the process; releasing time for those delivering the process by making it more efficient,;and aligning the process with the organization’s vision. This month, we look at U of … Continue reading “A Vital Process: Process Streamlining Inspires Two New NGSIS Projects”

Ordering a Transcript on ROSI just got easier

The University of Toronto Transcript Centre processes over 71,000 transcripts through ROSI each year.  In order to create a more efficient and streamlined ordering experience for students, UTTC reviewed the current ordering process to identify desired improvements.  After extensive consultation with stakeholders and users, UTTC partnered with the NGSIS user experience team to deliver a … Continue reading “Ordering a Transcript on ROSI just got easier”

Labour of Love

Degree Explorer for Students goes Live on Valentine’s Day Student Face of Degree Explorer impresses early users and student testers Last month, we looked at a powerful new web tool called Degree Explorer that had recently been released by NGSIS to administrators at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Arts and Science and at the … Continue reading “Labour of Love”

An Introduction to Process Streamlining

As a process owner, it is without a doubt that your ultimate goal is to meet your client’s expectations.  To achieve this, you need to reduce the amount of time required to serve the client.   So, how do you begin to examine the possible ways to remove unnecessary complexities, increase adaptability to future needs … Continue reading “An Introduction to Process Streamlining”

“Degree Explorer, I Presume”

Powerful new degree planning web application for students and administrators ready to launch. After two years of weekly meetings, more than a hundred thousand lines of code and the efforts of a small but dedicated team of registrarial staff and software developers, the Next Generation Student Information System’s degree planning tool Degree Explorer is ready for a … Continue reading ““Degree Explorer, I Presume””

Behold Course Finder

“Course Finder”, a web-based course calendar containing undergraduate course offerings for four university divisions, went live in mid-November 2012. The tool allows students to search through an all-inclusive record of courses that includes meeting time, section and prerequisite details. Students can search by subject, term, course code and even breadth & distribution requirements. Students have … Continue reading “Behold Course Finder”