ITS Projects

The project list contains the current work in progress. For more information about the projects, contact the project manager.

Updated 10/19/2018

TIER Campus Success Grouper Project

For approximately 20 years the University of Michigan has provided its users with the ability to create
and manage groups, which are used for a wide variety of purposes. The University currently manages
85,000 groups through its enterprise MCommunity directory. After such a long period of time, and
especially given the current social climate of increased sensitivity to information privacy, we find it
necessary to reevaluate the best way of providing group management capabilities to our users.
Ultimately, we would like to provide our users with a rich set of groups, created using dynamic,
automated processes, which can securely authorize access to applications, enable email delivery, etc.
A primary project goal is to determine the best methodology for providing these services using Grouper.
Furthermore, a pilot to manage groups used for emergency alerts and notifications presents an exciting
opportunity to fully evaluate the Grouper product in support of a vital University service.

Target end date: 10/31/2018
Project manager: Stewart,Jack
Executive Director: Bermann,Sol

TL - CPM CTools Proj Sites Migration

Determine existing solutions for the future of Project Sites & Grad Tools outside of CTools. Migrate users off of the current CTools Project Sites into new existing solutions and make Project Sites Read Only.

Target end date: 1/29/2019
Project manager: Crouch,Catherine M
Executive Director: Demonner,Sean Michael

TL - Foundational Course Initiative

ITS Teaching & Learning will be partnering with the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) and the academic units on the Foundational Courses Initiative to generate a university-wide vision of engaging students in gateway courses through exemplar teaching methodologies, learning technologies, and curriculum. Foundational courses often have large enrollment, are regularly offered over many years, employ a large number of GSIs, and serve students with especially diverse backgrounds. They are recognized by departments as essential to a discipline – for example, as prerequisites in a major or foundational instruction to non-majors. These courses are commonly lecture-based with high-stakes exams and other pedagogical elements derived from tradition (what has been done in the past) rather than evidence (what has been proven to work). Many of them are characterized by significant achievement gaps based on gender or other variables. ITS Teaching & Learning will provide learning tools expertise for the reimagining of the large gateway courses, serve on the interdisciplinary course redesign teams, and facilitate the use of ITS services in delivering engaging learning experiences for students.

Target end date: 6/28/2019
Project manager: Johnston,John P
Executive Director: Demonner,Sean Michael

U-M IT Academy Project

Develop a new program to provide professional and skill development for all 2700 Michigan IT professionals.

Target end date: 1/3/2019
Project manager: Allen,Mashon
Executive Director: Jones,Diane

Upgrade Pinnacle to 7.1

Upgrade Pinnacle system from 6.4.3 to 7.1 to maintain vendor support and to provide enhancements/fixes for CSDC business processing.

Target end date: 12/21/2018
Project manager: Rosenzweig,Andy
Executive Director: Palms,Andrew T

Vulnerability Management Reengineering

Current tool’s central management system will reach end of life in March of 2018; new system and/or covering functionality required before end of life of current tool.
Will need to integrate new functionality with IA’s current vulnerability scanning processes (including Michigan Medicine’s processes/approach).

The objectives for this project include to:
- Define system requirements
- Integrate Michigan Medicine requirements/staff
- Determine if purchasing third party tool OR developing internal fix (including automation) is better option
- Implement chosen option prior to current system end of life date
- Understand capabilities to best integrate with other workflow tools (potentially including ServiceNow) for HITS and ITS implementations
- Integrate with SIEM (Splunk ES)
- Implement new servers/hardware and retire currently used servers/hardware

Target end date: 11/30/2018
Project manager: Stathes,Gregory
Executive Director: Bermann,Sol

Web Platform Service

Web Platforms Service will be a new Information Technology Services( ITS) offering that will provide a cloud container environment for hosting Content Management Systems(CMS) and custom-development environments. The new service offering will replace the current ITS Web Hosting offerings and will be offered to faculty, staff and students across campus with high levels of security, quality, and performance.

Target end date: 6/28/2019
Project manager: Marker,Paul
Executive Director: Palms,Andrew T

WiFi on the Diag

Based on input from students and the support of President Schlissel, a project has been approved and funded to install outdoor WiFi on the central Diag. The initial areas that will get wireless coverage are the Hatcher Library plaza with the block M, and the walkways adjacent to the buildings that surround the central Diag including Angell and Mason Halls, Kraus, Chemistry, Randall Labs and the Hatcher Library.

Target end date: 12/21/2018
Project manager: Williamson,Leslie
Executive Director: Palms,Andrew T