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Fiscal Year 2011 - 2012

  • Completion of the final phase of the four year implementation of ERP/Banner which included grading, transcript production, graduation processing, and disbursement of financial aid for the academic year 2011-2012
  • Establishment of a Banner Student Competency Center to enable more efficient business practices and processing through the application of technology
  • Implementation of TUsafesend, a secure transport mechanism for sending and receiving confidential information through e-mail
  • Continued implementation and upgrade of the smart classroom plan
  • Purchase of an enterprise license for Lynda.com, an online catalogue of technology training modules
  • Acquisition of responsibility for the technical operations of the Temple University Library System
  • Introduction of the self-service authentication station in the TECH Center for students who forget their Temple IDs
  • Development of the Guest Access policy and implementation of the Guest Access Request system for registering and granting access to Temple systems
  • Implementation of the Four Winds centralized digital signage system
  • Establishment of a project management office within Computer Services
  • Establishment of CS Projects, a project management system that keeps track of Computer Services' projects
  • Migration of over 14,500 Active Directory accounts to the TU Domain

Fiscal Year 2010 - 2011

  • Launch of Banner Recruitment and Enrollment Management, Banner Financial Aid, Banner Registration, Banner Catalogue and Scheduling Cashiering, Billing and Accounts Receivable, and Banner Advancement
  • Introduction of TUcloud, the University's version of cloud computing
  • Introduction of TUmobile
  • Upgrade of Blackboard from version 8 to version 9.1
  • Development and introduction of the Service Catalog
  • Implementation of security incident and event monitoring
  • Launch of WordPress server
  • Installation of Windows 7 upgrade for all computer labs and smart classrooms
  • Implementation of self-paced online training modules
  • Continued implementation of the network upgrade project, smart classroom plan, and the lab plan

Fiscal Year 2009 - 2010

  • Launch of Banner Human Resources, Cognos Reporting and the Operational Data Store (ODS) for Human Resources, Kronos Timekeeping system, and iGreentree Version 6.0
  • Creation of Access Profile to help support the administration of an extremely complex security access and approval environment
  • Development of resources for the Federal requirement to implement Direct Lending
  • Upgrade of Blackboard from version 8 to version 9
  • Implementation of a new version of Campus Pack offering blog, wiki, and podcasting within Blackboard courses
  • Installation of technology for the New Medical School Building
  • Start of operations for the new Joint Data Center
  • Migration of all users from the Mirapoint server to Gmail and Exchange systems; retired the Mirapoint system
  • Implementation of the Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
  • Expansion and upgrade of VMware infrastructure to VMware 4.0
  • Introduction of a new "cloud computing" option (TUcloud) to enable University departments to purchase computing and storage space on Temple's centrally managed servers
  • Acquisition of a new disk-based backup infrastructure (Avamar) to strengthen backups
  • Continued implementation of the network upgrade project, smart classroom plan, and the lab plan

Fiscal Year 2008 - 2009

  • Launch of a newly redesigned TUportal, TUmarketplace, Banner Finance, Cognos Reporting and the Operational Data Store (ODS), and a new Workflow and Imaging process
  • Upgrade of Banner system from version 7 to version 8
  • Presentation of six Town Hall Meetings to inform the University Community about the new ERP system
  • Development of a disaster recovery plan for the University's mission critical systems
  • Continued implementation of five-year smart classroom plan
  • Upgrade of Blackboard from version 7 to version 8
  • Implementation of Blackboard Content system for online storage and e-portfolios
  • Implementation of Blackboard Outcomes for assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness
  • Migration of over 37,000 student e-mail accounts and 8,000 alumni accounts from an in-house Mirapoint system to a system hosted by Google, TU Gmail
  • Choice of TU Gmail or Exchange for employee e-mail systems; about 95% of employees moved to TU Gmail
  • Implementation of wifi4owls for general Internet wireless access and TUsecure wireless for secure wireless connections
  • Implementation of Citrix, VPN software allowing for secure offsite access to resources

Fiscal Year 2007 - 2008
  • Implementation of Effort Reporting System (ERS)
  • Implementation of fsaAtlas, the first major Project Enterprise milestone
  • Development of the Electronic Grading (E-Grading) System which included the following modules: Electronic Grading Administration, Instructor, Deans, and Electronic Grading Liaison
  • Implementation of Darwin, an ERP Transition Plan project
  • Continued implementation of five-year smart classroom plan
  • Continued implementation of phase 5 of the five year lab plan
  • Completed the development of data input screens for MIR3 Emergency Notification application
  • Implementation of TUsecure

Fiscal Year 2006 - 2007
  • Ambler Learning Center Grand Opening
  • Start of a 36-month project to upgrade all networking hardware throughout the Temple's campuses
  • Implementation of the Paperless Admission project to replace the paper-based admissions process with a state-of-the-art electronic document imaging/workflow system
  • Completion of the course renumbering project
  • Implementation of a new class lists portlet which displays student enrollments along with students' photographs
  • Continued implementation of the Five Year Smart Classroom Plan
  • Continued implementation of the Five Year Lab Plan
  • Installation of Microsoft Exchange for senior administration
  • Introduction of the telephone rate restructure plan

Fiscal Year 2005 - 2006
  • TECH Center Grand Opening
  • First year implementation of a five year Electronic Research Administration Project to to plan, track, and administer the research process
  • Installation of E-portfolio system
  • Introduction of a high quality printing program
  • Continued implementation of the Five Year Smart Classroom Plan
  • Newly engineered TUportal2
  • Deployment of Microsoft's Systems Management Server (SMS) to senior administrative offices and several departments throughout the University
  • Implementation of Intelliresponse
  • Continued development of the Web-based course scheduler application called SIMS (Section Information Management System)

Fiscal Year 2004 - 2005

  • Procedures established to create e-mail accounts for prospective students
  • Pilot program implemented to create alumni e-mail accounts
  • Changes to over 50 applications allowed the use of AccessNet username and password as the single means of authentication
  • Five-year upgrade plan developed for Smart Classrooms
  • Tuttleman Scholars Information Center upgraded
  • TUmail and TU Calendar enhanced; TUmail issue of Bits&PCs produced; TUmail tip of the week created
  • UVote Web site design enhanced and incorporated into TUportal; first online election took place
  • Student information systems (ISIS, OWLnet, and OWLink) updated to accommodate new presidential academic policies
  • Student Finance and Human Resources Systems upgraded
  • Employee pay stubs enhanced to include sick, vacation, and personal leave balances
  • First phase of Kronus Time Tracking for Temple University Hospital completed and implemented; Kronus Time Tracking completed and implemented for student workers in Academic Computer Services
  • OWLnet enhanced to include Web-based student orientation scheduling and placement testing and requests for enrollment verification letters and financial award letters
  • Report2Web system implemented to make Cost Center Reports available online
  • Consolidated tape backup system installed for departmental servers
  • Technical Liaison Group established for Schools and Colleges
  • Computer Services Web site unified and expanded
  • New Web site designs implemented for the Boyer College of Music, Tyler School of Art, School of Dentistry, and Internal Audits
  • Pilot program in Web content management software initiated
  • Gladfelter Hall training room upgraded
  • Computer Services created and offered 17 new seminars
  • Wireless network and support services expanded
  • State-of-the-art Internet firewall installed
  • Cable television drop upgraded in the residence halls
  • Telephone, Internet, and cable television service installed in the College of Podiatric Medicine Residence Hall; telephone and Internet service installed in Elmira Jeffries Residence Hall
  • Distance education classrooms relocated at Fort Washington
  • Frank Azuola appointed Assistant Vice President of Data Operations

Fiscal Year 2003 - 2004

  • New TUmail system from Mirapoint installed and implemented
  • TUportal implemented and introduced
  • Blackboard System upgraded to version 6
  • Chief Information Security Officer hired; Security Roundtable established; Network Security Policy developed and implemented; Comprehensive Information Security Program (CISP) developed and implemented; Security controls in Wachman Hall Data Center enhanced and renovated
  • Telephone system upgraded
  • Network backbone upgraded to Gigabit capacity
  • Temple connected to the Internet2 network
  • Computer Recycling Center established
  • Telephone bills made available on the web
  • New outdoor emergency phones installed
  • "Surf Station," a free laptop loaner program, opened in the Student Center; wireless zones on campus expanded
  • OWLnet features enhanced
  • New allocation methodology for the Computer & Technology Fee developed and instituted
  • Online purchase requisitioning system developed
  • 24-hour computer lab access made available in Tuttleman Learning Center
  • Programming changes made to implement Presidential Academic Policies
  • Departmental use of Feith document imaging system expanded
  • Application developed to generate adjunct faculty hiring letters
  • Online applications developed and implemented to streamline Human Resources systems
  • Smart classroom created in the Engineering building with a grant from Verizon
  • Wachman Hall computer training room renovated and equipment updated; seminar offerings expanded
  • Upgraded equipment installed in the Dental School, Pharmacy lab, Ambler, Fort Washington, and the main computer lab in the Tuttleman Learning Center
  • Computer Services Advisory Committee established

Fiscal Year 2002 - 2003

  • Enhanced IMAP-based Cherry & White Pages unveiled offering user information and e-mail management
  • FrontPage interface and publish features available for departmental webmasters
  • Standardized @temple.edu e-mail addresses made available
  • AccessNet accounts introduced
  • Computer kiosks listing campus events become available
  • OWLnet features enhanced to include admission application status checking
  • Online computer seminar registration debuts
  • Calendar program added to the Mailbox website
  • SSH Secure Shell made available as an alternative to Telnet


Fiscal Year 2001 - 2002
  • New ISCs open at HSC and Ambler
  • Login authentication implemented to monitor activity on public computers
  • Astro/Blackboard account creation automated through website
  • Blackboard CourseInfo upgraded to Blackboard 5
  • Residence Hall phone/Internet service application available through website


Fiscal Year 2000 - 2001
  • Blackboard CourseInfo program, installed on a Dell PowerEdge running Windows NT, introduced
  • Dedicated SMTP server implemented


Fiscal Year 1999 - 2000
  • DCANet program for dial-in access negotiated
  • Proxy server implemented for restricted access to Temple resources, such as the library databases
  • Web interface for Listserv implemented; lists moved from IBM VM to Unix system
  • IMAP services implemented for accessing e-mail on Unix systems
  • Mailbox website introduced for accessing Temple e-mail
  • Tuttleman Learning Center opens · Diamond Online Catalog becomes available
  • Thunder Unix accounts folded into Astro system
  • Computer Services website is launched


Fiscal Year 1998 - 1999
  • Astro Unix system upgraded to two DEC Alpha 4100s
  • Compute, an Alpha 8200 running Unix, introduced as a high-end research system
  • Student information website initiated
  • What's New Listserv created
  • Interactive Voice Response system expanded and renamed the Diamond Line
  • Computer Usage and Software Policy created
  • New Smart Classrooms added in Vivacqua Hall, School of Pharmacy Building, Kresge Hall, and Jones Hall
  • New ISC opens in Speakman


Fiscal Year 1997 - 1998
  • Astro Unix system upgraded to a DEC Alpha 4100
  • Temple University website launched · PPP dial-in service activated
  • BITnet (Because It's Time network) phased out
  • Temple's online directory, the Cherry & White Pages, debuts


Fiscal Year 1996 - 1997
  • Temple's WWW central web server introduced
  • Smart classrooms open in Anderson and smart carts debut
  • Course schedules available through Gopher program


Fiscal Year 1995 - 1996
  • IBM VM mainframe upgraded from 3084Q to a 3090 400J
  • Two additional Unix systems added to accommodate growing number of e-mail accounts; Thunder, a DEC Alpha 2100 and Nimbus, a DEC Alpha 2100A
  • Telephone Registration debuts


Fiscal Year 1994 - 1995
  • IBM VM mainframe upgraded from 3084Q to a 3090 200E
  • Temple's modem pool upgraded to 14,400 bps
  • Text web browsers become available through Lynx (Unix) and Charlotte's web (IBM VM) programs · Anonymous FTP site (contrib) implemented · Temple site-license software program introduced


Fiscal Year 1993 - 1994
  • Instructional Technologies User Group (ITUG) formed for faculty to share ideas
  • Tape cartridges introduced on IBM VM system
  • Usenet newsgroups become available through TIN (UNIX) and NNR (VM) newsreader programs
  • Instructional Support Center (ISC) opens in Wachman Hall
  • Campus information posted online via Gopher program
  • Cyber, a CDC (Control Data Corporation) 180-860 system running NOS retired from service


Fiscal Year 1992 - 1993
  • IBM VM mainframe running CMS upgraded from a 3081K to a 3084Q
  • Astro, a CDC (Control Data Corporation) 4680 system running Unix launched


Fiscal Year 1991 - 1992
  • Evening seminars are offered
  • VM system is upgraded from a 4381 to a 3081K running the VM/XA operating system
  • Paley Scholars Information Center opens
  • New Wiseowl modems are installed
  • Microcomputer Purchases Program is initiated

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