Functional Upgrade Items

The Functional Upgrade, will be several months dedicated to implementing process improvements utilizing available delivered tools. During this phase, functionality will be released on a monthly basis rather than one, final launch date. This phase will end June 2018. These are the items that will be worked on during this phase, in alphabetical order. 


1098-T reporting method change

Automating one-term-only packaging

Communications review and standardization

Direct deposit set-up improvement

Duplicate ID tool and process enhancements

Education Abroad module enhancements

Entrance counseling for health profession loans

Escheatment compliance

Gender identity, pronouns, preferred name

GPAS exceptions processing

Guide to graduation

Parent/guest access improvements

Payment plan improvements

Syllabus database

Veterans benefits pages

Selection criteria for items

  • Does the opportunity:
    • Remedy compliance or audit findings?
    • Increase student recruitment or success capabilities?
    • Create greater administrative efficiencies?
  • Can the work be completed June 2017-June 2018? 
  • When should the work be deployed? 
  • Are extra resources needed? 
  • Can enterprise component tools be used?

Guiding principles for work

  • Base functionality should be used whenever possible
  • Enterprise component tools should be considered over code
  • Benefits should be realized across all campuses whenever possible