2000s - Focus on data driven decisions More space and processing time/speed available Better web and usability standards Requirements gathering 4 Year graduation rates Interactive Degree Audit 2.0 was born...Finally!
Better Infrastructure/Data Old file structures – difficult to make data useful outside the system Need to effectively track student progress
Requirements and Buy-in Determined what the core functions of *NRDEGR provided Benchmarking other universities Created a Degree Audit Policy committee to identify new policies that were needed Created an Degree Audit Operations committee
Feedback Students wanted a new, more streamline, easy interface Student /Staff/Advisor usability
Four Year Graduation Rate Better tracking for students Better toolset for advisors Less complicated curriculum/degree plans Planning and demand analysis More campus committees to assess/address
Where Are We Now? Rollout mid 2012 7 out of 14 colleges in IDA 2.0 *NRDEGR and IDA 1.0 Students using IDA 1.0 interface submissions Adding additional functionality and bug fixes Complexities identified
Where Are We Going? All colleges in IDA 2.0 by March for 2010 and 2012 catalogs All colleges for 2008 – 2014 by August 2014 Decommissioning *NRDEGR and IDA 1.0 plans Student Planner Phase 1 and 2 Additional functionality to support 4 year graduation Progress Towards Degree Indicator
Lessons Learned No matter how much time you spend on requirements gathering, you always miss some UT’s curriculum is extremely complex UT’s degree plans are complex Progress Towards Degree is complex Many issues/features/functions that are deemed as critical are based on anecdotal information Training and actual testing is a must Overrides are here to stay Policy is difficult to change, create You can’t make everyone happy