Future Projects Campus Solutions
The Campus Solutions Team will be undertaking the following projects in the Spring Semester:
Grade Roster Access and Training for Law School Faculty - Work with Training Team to train Law School Faculty to enter grades
Developing the FACTS interface - Develop an interface with the Florida Depratment of Education’s Florida Academic Counseling and Tracking System. This system allows interested students to go to a central website to apply for admission, get degree audits and unofficial transcript
Developing Clearinghouse Degree Verify Interface -This interface will allow the university to report earned degree to a central repository, the Student Clearinghouse, an authorized agency of the university, who will in turn report to various agencies
Developing Electronic Transcripts Processing (sending) - This process will allow the university to send transcripts electronically to other Florida post secondary institutions and the Florida Department of Education
Developing an interface with the bookstore - Developing an interface with the university bookstore to allow students to order books while registering for classes
Network and Infrastructure
Wireless Canopy utilizing Mesh technology
Florida A&M University is implementing a wireless mesh solution which will finalize the campus wireless canopy. This technology will empower students, faculty, and staff with complete mobility and access to network resources at any location on campus. The mesh network will also provide FAMU Public Safety Department personnel with access to video surveillance and other network applications while in their patrol cars on campus. This technology will enhance the current wired infrastructure and add another layer of access to IT resources.
Network Infrastructure Upgrades
As we move into the fall semester EIT will continue to update the network infrastructure. Some of the buildings that will receive network upgrades are as follows:
- Jackson Davis Hall
- GEC A, B and C
- General Classroom
- Jones Hall and many more
Identity Management Project
Effectively managing access to PeopleSoft and other information resources is a critical component of the University's comprehensive security corrective action plan. Oracle Identity Management (OIM) will enable the University to manage the end-to-end lifecycle of user identities in PeopleSoft and any other web based application. Many of the University's information control issues result from users not being removed from the system in a timely manner. Oracle Identity Management (OIM) can be integrated into PeopleSoft Human Capital Management using workflows that will fully automate processes for removing access to the system. Other control issues that will be addressed by implementing Oracle Identity Management (OIM) with strong authentication include: fraud reduction, prevention of key logging, prevention of phising/pharming exploits, and password sharing. Oracle Identity Management (OIM) also includes comprehensive reporting and auditing features that can be made available to internal and external auditors.
The first phase of this project targets high risk users located in the University’s administrative offices. This phase should be completed by June 2008 and will facilitate the conversion and provision of approximately seven hundred (700) users by Oracle Identity Management. After the project is complete the users in the administrative offices will be required to use secure tokens to authenticate.