Faculty Online Course Evaluation Project:
The USF Office of the Registrar has partnered with eXplorance to implement an online course evaluation solution. EXplorance's solution, Blue, delivers online course and instructor evaluations. Blue provides the ability to create custom survey and report formats, by offering access from a variety of computing platforms. Blue will enable USF to deliver automated survey questionnaires, automated email reminders, analyze survey feedback and issue reports to the faculty and the Office of the Registrar.
The project pilot launch date is currently scheduled for December, 2013.
Faculty Prehire Onboarding Process
The Faculty Prehire Onboarding Process project has been initiated by Human Resources after various hiring departments approached HR in 2011 to discuss ongoing issues with the electronic personnel action form (EPAF). the first phase of this project was to develop the process for the USF Staff. That project was completed in 2012. The second phase of the project, which is specific to faculty, will provide faculty new hires at USF network needs such as email, USFconnect, purchasing, PCard and other required new hire "umbrella" information on their first day of employment.
The project scope will cover streamlining the EPAF form and the dependency of the form for the faculty new hire (although the form will continue to be used for audit reasons), develop a documented onboarding process to include all five colleges for full time faculty and adjunct faculty (this process will be inclusive of all "new hire faculty" which will be clearly defined through the project scope).
The results of this defined and documented process are expected to provide a better onboarding experience for all new hire faculty and improved access and services for all hiring departments.
Degree Works online advising tool helps students track progress, make informed choices To help students explore their choice of degree programs and make reasoned and informed decisions about their course of study, the University Register and ITS launched Degree Works, USF’s new online degree audit system, on October 7 in time for Spring 2014 advising. Degree Works replaces the current Curriculum, Advising and Program Planning (CAPP) degree audit tool. Degree Works provides both a comprehensive overview and detailed analysis of a student’s degree progress towards degree in real time, allowing students to make reasoned and informed decisions about their course of study, all aimed at successfully completing their degree. Students and advisers can also generate “what if” scenarios for different majors or minors.
The project was coordinated by Kevin Wilson and Cole Moyer of the University Registrar’s Office, Sarah Reed of the Law School, and David Kirmse of USF Project Management Office.
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