» Current Projects

Below are some of the key projects and initiatives the Information Systems & Technology department is currently involved in:

+ - Desktop Backup

IS&T will deploy a new software program called Crash Plan Pro, to all Staff and full-time Faculty desktops and laptops.  This software is designed to automatically backup your entire computer system and as files change.  The way it works, Crash Plan Pro scans your computer then makes an encrypted copy of that data which is then backed up on secured cloud servers.  All backup servers are located within the US and the data cannot be viewed, at any time, by another individual.  In the event you experience a hard drive failure, the backed up data can quickly be restored to a new hard drive with very little downtime.

+ - Cayuse

In early 2018, the Office of Research at Chapman University will launch Cayuse modules to assist with grant preparation, routing, and submission. The Cayuse products (modules known as SP and 424) provide a user-friendly interface for researchers. The system minimizes proposal errors and warnings during federal grant preparation by checking proposal requirements against Grants.gov in real time. It also allows electronic review and approvals by departmental chairpersons, deans, and other reviewers. The Cayuse SP and 424 products will complement the Cayuse IRB product that has been in use at Chapman University since October 2017.  Training for Cayuse products is offered each month through Rodeo events at both the main campus and Rinker Health Sciences campus. Questions should be directed to the Office of Research at extension 2805 or by email at SPS@chapman.edu .

+ - Tech Hub

Coming in February 2018, DeMille 104 will be the home for the new Chapman University Tech Hub. The Chapman University Tech Hub will be a place where students, faculty, and staff can go to receive training on specialized software and hold technical consultations.  It will also be a place to meet and collaborate with colleagues around technology.

+ - Concur Travel and Expense

Concur will be replacing the current PeopleSoft Travel and Expense reporting.  This new service will make scheduling trips and recording expenses as you are planning your trip. This and many more features will be announced our tentative go live date in Summer 2018.

+ - Research Infrastructure

IS&T, in partnership with the Office of Research, is currently holding discussions around campus to evaluate current and future research and creative activity needs.  This effort is expected to produce recommendations around future technology and staffing investments, as well as the publishing of documentation around currently available resources.  If you’d like to participate in providing feedback, please contact Phillip Lyle at plyle@chapman.edu.

+ - PC on a Stick

PC on a stick is an alternative to purchasing a full-blown computer for digital display’s departments and service providers use for advertisement. The mini PC can run Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 and is ideal for streaming web content or slide presentations.

+ - Service Desk Upgrade

The Service Desk applications have been upgraded to a more modern, user-friendly design that makes it easy for IS&T customers to submit incidents and request to the Chapman University Service Desk.  The servicedesk.chapman.edu website will allow for even more transparency and visibility of open tickets, status, and who is actively working the ticket.  Great new features have been added:  a knowledge base for searching and resolving common problems, self-service software installation, detailed computer information, and service catalog for computer ordering and quotes.  The new Service Desk site will be available December 18, 2017.

+ - Panther Analytics (Admissions Funnel)

Earlier this year Chapman implemented Blackboard Analytics for our Enterprise Data Warehouse Reporting Solution.  Student data was loaded into the warehouse and storyboards were created and rolled out to the academic departments.  THIS project will load the CRM data from Slate into the data warehouse, validate the data, and add Enrollment reports to the existing storyboards.

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