About NGSIS

The goal of the NGSIS (Next Generation Student Information Services) Program is to create and deploy technological solutions that help students fully engage in rewarding learning experiences and achieve academic and personal success, and that help faculty and staff to provide a rich and supportive educational environment.

Through a targeted investment in information technology over the past six years, NGSIS has introduced a wide variety of new services for students and staff, providing real-time information about all aspects of the student experience.

Broad consultations with users of these services have assisted the technical teams in shaping our products to meet the specific needs of students, staff and faculty. As a result, NGSIS is now actively supporting over 25 individual student and administrative applications in addition to the current ROSI system. Included in this list are some of the most successful NGSIS services for students such as ACORN, Degree Explorer, Transfer Explorer, Convocation e-ticketing, and Course Finder. NGSIS has also released a variety of larger applications for faculty and staff, including Curriculum Management (CM), Course Information System (CIS), ROSI Express, eMarks, StarRez (residence management), applications to streamline curriculum, courses and programs while offering improved processes and reports for student accounts.

With a base of successful applications now in place, there continues to be a multitude of opportunities to distribute, integrate, and further leverage solutions and associated underlying information for U of T.

Program Partnership

This program is managed under the leadership of Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration.

Leadership

Executive Sponsor Committee

  • Scott Mabury, Vice-President, Operations and Real Estate Partnerships & Vice-Provost, Academic Operations – Division of the Vice-President & Provost
  • Sandy Welsh, Vice-Provost, Students – Office of the Vice-Provost, Students
  • Cathy Eberts, Director, Enterprise Applications and Deputy CIO – Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
  • Richard Levin, Executive Director, Enrolment Services & University Registrar – Division of the Vice-President & Provost
  • Bo Wandschneider, Chief Information Officer – Office of the Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services

NGSIS Core Team

  • Cathy Eberts (Chair), Director, Enterprise Applications and Deputy CIO – Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
  • Katie Babcock, Senior Communications Officer – Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
  • Donald Boere, Assistant Principal and Registrar & Chair, ROSI Change Advisory Board – Innis College
  • Alana Boland, Associate Dean, Teaching & Learning – Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Frank Boshoff, Senior Manager, Technical Solutions and Architecture – Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
  • Sheila Brown, Chief Financial Officer – Financial Services Department
  • Sam Chan, Director, Information Technology – Discovery Commons, Faculty of Medicine
  • Lisa Feng, Interim Faculty Registrar – Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Heather Kelly, Senior Director of Student Success – Student Life
  • Josie Lalonde, Director, Student Academic Services – School of Graduate Studies
  • Jeff Lennon, Director, Academic Planning & Analysis – Planning and Budget Office
  • Richard Levin, Executive Director, Enrolment Services & University Registrar – Division of the Vice-President & Provost
  • Don MacMillan, Faculty Registrar – Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
  • Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Academic Programs and Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education – Division of the Vice-President & Provost
  • Heather Miller, Vice-Dean, Teaching & Learning – Office of the Vice-Principal Academic and Dean, UTM
  • Lorretta Neebar, Registrar & Director of Enrolment Management – Office of the Registrar, UTM
  • Daniel Ottini, Deputy Director – Internal Audit Department
  • Marden Paul, Director, Planning, Governance & Assessment – Office of the Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services
  • Nicholas Rule, Interim Vice-Dean, Undergraduate – Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Mark Schmuckler, Vice-Dean Undergraduate –  Office of Vice-Principal Academic & Dean, UTSC
  • Laura Stathopoulos, Director, Graduate Awards and Financial Aid – School of Graduate Studies
  • Bo Wandschneider, Chief Information Officer – Office of the Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services

Course Management Systems Leadership Group

  • Steven Bailey, Director – Academic + Campus Events
  • Donald Boere, Assistant Principal and Registrar & Chair, ROSI Change Advisory Board – Innis College
  • Alana Boland, Associate Dean, Teaching & Learning – Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Rodney Branch, Manager, Client Services and Process Integration – Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
  • Thomas Coyle, Vice-Dean, Undergraduate – Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
  • Paul Day, Manager, User Experience & Process Design – Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
  • Cathy Eberts, Director, Enterprise Applications and Deputy CIO – Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
  • Avi Hyman, Director, Academic & Collaborative Technologies – Information Technology Services
  • Mark Johnston, Product Manager, Accommodated Tests & Exams Project – Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
  • Josie Lalonde, Director, Student Academic Services – School of Graduate Studies
  • Richard Levin, Executive Director, Enrolment Services & University Registrar – Division of the Vice-President & Provost
  • Gerald Lindo, NGSIS Project Manager – Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
  • Daniella Mallinick, Director, Academic Programs, Planning & Quality Assurance – Office of the Vice-Provost, Academic Programs
  • Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Academic Programs and Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education – Division of the Vice-President & Provost
  • Sian Meikle, Associate Chief Librarian for Digital Strategies and Technology – Central Libraries, Information Technology Services
  • Heather Miller, Vice-Dean, Teaching and Learning – Office of the Vice-Principal Academic and Dean, UTM
  • Mark Schmuckler, Vice-Dean Undergraduate –  Office of Vice-Principal Academic & Dean, UTSC
  • Ashley Stirling, Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs – Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education
  • Julian Weinrib, Director, Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education – Division of the Vice-President & Provost

Change Advisory Board (ROSI)

  • Donald Boere (Facilitator/Chair), Assistant Principal and Registrar & Chair, ROSI Change Advisory Board – Innis College
  • Rodney Branch, Manager, Client Services and Process Integration – Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
  • Vikram Chadalawada, Senior Manager,  Student Information Systems – Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
  • Paul Day, Manager, User Experience & Process Design – Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
  • Miki Harmath, Manager, Application Development – Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
  • Matt Hendrickson, Technical Lead – Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
  • Gerald Lindo, NGSIS Project Manager – Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
  • Sinisa Markovic (lead), Assistant University Registrar and Director of Operations – Enrolment Services
  • Joseph Minichini, Business Analyst, Registrarial Policy – Enrolment Services
  • Dan Pettigrew, Associate Registrar – IT Systems – Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
  • Neil Neebar (Lead), Associate Faculty Registrar & Director, Registrar Services – Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Tamara Jones, Associate Director, Enrolment Services & Records – Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Terry Lago, Associate Director, Enrolment IT Systems & Processes – Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Timothy Linden, Assistant Registrar – Registration and Records – Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
  • Andrea McGee (lead), Registrar & Assistant Dean, Students – John H. Daniels Faulty of Architecture, Landscape and Design
  • Sofia Joot, Assistant Registrar, Records & Enrolment Services – John H. Daniels Faulty of Architecture, Landscape and Design
  • Vladimir Soloviev, Associate Registrar, Student Records, Registration and Graduation – Office of the Registrar, UTM
  • Naureen Nizam (lead), Associate Registrar and Director of Systems & Operations – Office of the Registrar, UTSC
  • Mari Motrich, Manager, Systems and Data Analysis – Office of the Registrar, UTSC
  • Josie Lalonde, Director, Student Academic Services – School of Graduate Studies

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