CIT Projects – ongoing & completed
CIT Projects are aligned with our Strategic Goals 2022-2023
- Operational Excellence
- Student-centered Institution
- Information Security
- Infrastructure & Architecture
- Staff Development
- Technological Evolution
- Data-enabled Decisions
|Lenel Onbase Card Access Integration with Banner|
Partnering with Facility Services and third party card access vendor to provide integration for students and on-campus housing access
|Accomodate Banner Data Integration|
Accessibility Services is implementing a new accessibility accommodation solution from Symplicity. This includes data feeds from Banner to Accommodate and a feed back to Banner for student disabilities. Stage 1 (banner-to-accommodate) is complete. We are waiting on Symplicity for stage 2.
|Banner Finance Installation|
Ellucian will be installing Banner Finance. Geneseo is going to implement the SICAS URAS (Universal Revenue Accounting System used by most SUNY campuses for Revenue reporting. This installation is step1.
|go.geneseo.edu Laravel Redesign|
Redesign the go.geneseo.edu into a Laravel/PHP application. Includes new features for self-tuning and purging obsolete go urls. Needed for security and technical currency.
|Operational Excellence, Information Security|
|Housing Assignment Workflow Improvements|
Improve ability of staff to manage housing assignments
|DegreeWorks Transfer Equivalency Self-Service|
Make it easier for students to see how their degree would be completed (including potential timelines) if they attend Geneseo
Applying a variety of upgrades including Oracle database 19c, AppWorx 9.4.3, and updated Java client distribution
|Operational Excellence, Information Security||2023-02||Ongoing|
|Preferred Name Upgrades|
The "preferred name" request form has been renamed to the "nameChangeForm" with new updated instructions and copy. The approval process has been removed.
|Preferred Name Import from Slate to Banner|
Applicants can specify a preferred name in the Slate portal and this name is imported into Banner as a preferred name to be used on campus for admitted students
Upgrade the OPSCAN Optical Test scanning (bubble scanning) environment. The PC was replaced, Upgrade reporting software to Remark Classic OMR 7, Replaced old automation solution with Remark's Automation Center, and replaced old Perl scripts with Powershell. These changes provided significant improvements in security, performance, and cost of maintenance.
|Operational Excellence, Information Security||2022-12||Complete|
|SUNYHR Feedback File Process Upgrade|
Implemented the new java version of GORYSHR the SUNYHR file import process and substantially redesigned the workflow for improved maintanance.
|Financial Aid Packaging Processes and Award Letters|
Implementation of all the various process including packaging, generation of a brand new custom award letter, and other related processes for the 2022-2023 aid year
The campus is switching to the Adobe Sign electronic signature platform during summer 2022. We provided access and conducted basic Q&A session and training demos for everyone currently using Docusign.
Geneseo is changing to Adobe Sign to leverage the SUNY contract for cost savings and also to benefit from collaboration and support with SUNY peers.
|Voice Server Upgrades||Voice system upgrades bring new features, stability, and address security concerns.||Technological Evolution, Operational Excellence, Infrastructure & Architecture, Information Security||2023-08||In Progress|
Several functional areas of CIT are involved in this large project. We are working closely with Facilities Planning on:
|Technological Evolution, Operational Excellence, Infrastructure & Architecture, Information Security||2024-08||In Progress|
|XMedius Fax Service|
This new service will provide network-based centralized fax service for the campus. Toshiba MFDs will no longer need an analog telephone line to send and receive fax transmissions, users can send fax transmissions from their desk, and there will be a web portal available to the campus to use for sending fax transmissions. This service allows CIT to retire nearly all of the failing analog telephone infrastructure on campus. Project completion is linked to the print initiative project.
|Technological Evolution, Operational Excellence, Infrastructure & Architecture||2023-08||In Progress|
|Security Vulnerability Reviews|
The CIT Security team conducts a vulnerability review for services provided by CIT and the library. Scanning tools, services, and external security notifications are used to identity potential security holes or weaknesses to be resolved. The cross-functional team works together to prioritize and assign tasks to individuals to resolve the problems. Meetings are conducted monthly and as needed for more timely issues.
|Analytical/Reporting Database Reporting||Research, analysis, training, and initiation of prototype for Analytical/Reporting solution for Banner database in partnership with IR||Data-enabled Decisions||2022-06||Ongoing|
|SQR Conversion||We continue to replace or obsolete the remaining SQR programs.||Technological Evolution, Operational Excellence, Infrastructure & Architecture||2022-06||Ongoing|
|PHP/Laravel Upgrades||Upgrade custom web applications to Laravel 8 and PHP8. Approx 60% of existing apps migrated so far. Everything must be on PHP 8.x before 4.1 as 7x is end of life.||Technological Evolution, Operational Excellence, Infrastructure & Architecture, Information Security||2022-06||Ongoing|
|Microsoft Azure OAUTH Single Sign-On for Web Apps||Convert custom web applications such as my.geneseo, GOLD, and others to use Microsoft Azure OAUTH Single Sign-On. They have previously been using CAS.||Technological Evolution||2022-06||Ongoing|
|KnightWeb 9.x Conversion and my.geneseo.edu Dynamic Sites||Ellucian is discontinuing support for the current v8.x knightweb pages and menus. and also developing a new dynamic version of the my.geneseo.edu sites service to replace the use of the knightweb menus. The new sites service introduces new search and navigation capability along with a significant increase in the number of sites links.||Technological Evolution||2022-06||Ongoing|
|KnightWeb 9.x Page Conversion||We are migrating the 8.x pages to new technology (PageBuilder and Laravel).||Technological Evolution||2024-06||Ongoing|
|Business School DegreeWorks GOLD Integration||Developed automated integration to record completion of School of Business required Professional Development workshops.||Operational Excellence||2022-11||Complete|
|IR Reporting Support||The IR office underwent significant staffing changes including a new director. Support was provided both in the form of consulting and programming to help support the transition and current reduced IR staff.||Data-enabled Decisions||2022-06||Ongoing|
|Financial Aid Student Outcome Tracking Adminstration||Update and manage the processes required to complete with Federal and NYS guidelines for student degree process||Student-centered Institution, Operational Excellence||2022-05||Complete|
|Student Course Evaluation Surveys|
Completely refactor the SOFI Surveys to the new Student Course Evaluation (SCE) surveys. This included new surveys, new administrative and reporting processes, and new knightweb pages for displaying the reports. We converted to knightweb 9x technology during this project.
Student-centered Institution, Technological Evolution
|Global ID Conversion||Support system changes associated with the SUNY Global ID conversion.||Technological Evolution, Operational Excellence, Infrastructure & Architecture||2022-03||Complete|
|Ask CIT||Improving awareness and use of our services by adopting an "Ask CIT" customer service mindset.||Operational Excellence; Staff Development||2021-12||In Progress|
|Domain Name Server upgrade||Upgrades to our DNS servers will greatly improve our DR/BC posture.||Infrastructure & Architecture; Information Security||2022-09||In Progress|
|Credit card processing network upgrade||The network on campus used exclusively for credit card processing can be reconfigured and upgraded to support more devices with a lower annual cost.||Infrastructure & Architecture; Information Security; Technological Evolution||2022-08||In Progress|
|Carillon Conversion||With the upcoming of the Sturges renovation, the college carillon is being converted to a digital system run by CIT out of Wadsworth.||Infrastructure & Architecture||2022-08||In Progress|
|Centralized Fax Solution||We are implementing a centralized fax solution that provides a fax web portal, allows for fax-from-the-desktop, and removes the dependency on traditional analog telephone cables required for traditional fax services.||Infrastructure & Architecture; Technological Evolution||2021-12||Ongoing|
|Voice Server Software Upgrades||Regular upgrades to the software running on our voice servers keep system security current, bring new features, and allow for continued vendor support.||Infrastructure & Architecture; Technological Evolution||2021-08||Planning|
|Establish Processes for Hardware Lifecycle Services||To streamline the management of client endpoints. Improving our ability to get rid of endpoints in the field that are 7+ years old by developing a process to inform clients with a visually appealing report||Data-enabled Decisions||2021-11||In Progress|
|Banner and Oracle Administration and Upgrades|
The Banner and Oracle environment requires daily maintenance and support to maintain proper service levels. Releases and patches are applied to Banner and Oracle on a regular basis keep the software current in terms of functionality, security, and performance.
Banner releases: 175
|Operational Excellence, Information Security||2023-06||Ongoing|
|Disaster Recovery||The Disaster Recovery team works to make continuous improvement to our business continuity processes for infrastructure and applications such as Banner environment: documentation, test restores, training, table tops||Operational Excellence||2022-06||Ongoing|
|SOFIs||Manage process to collect SOFI (student opinion of faculty instruction) surveys and reports. Occurs each semester including summer and intersession.||Student-centered Institution||2022-04|
|Windows 11 Deployment||Developing a method to deploy and support Windows 11 endpoints.|
|Removing Windows 8||To keep our network secure, we must upgrade/remove/disconnect all Windows 8 endpoints before they go End-Of-Life in Jan of 2023|
|Windows Retrofit||To manage endpoints more effectively and expand our ability to manage off network endpoints, we are moving our windows endpoint management solution to the cloud.|
|Summer 2022||In Progress|
|Files Server Migration to the Cloud||To decrease cost, improve secure access to key files, and improve interdepartmental collaboration, we will assist departments in moving their current files from our on premises files server to Microsoft OneDrive.|
|Oct 2023||In Progress|