SIS Phase 2

SIS Phase 2

Investing in system improvements and service enhancements to better meet the needs of the campus community

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Keegan Houser

Supporting the Academic Experience

In 2018 Student Information Systems (SIS) launched a "Phase 2" project to complete critically needed system and feature enhancements to improve the utility of UC Berkeley's implementation of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions (BCS) and CalCentral. The SIS Phase 2 project effort includes all crucial student information areas: admissions, financial aid, registration, enrollment, course management, advising, billing and payments, records, and more.

The Phase 2 project team includes leadership from the highest levels of our campus community: The Executive Steering Committee (ESC) provides counsel and direction for Student Information Systems’ scope, structure, and budget. The Committee provides oversight and also serves as the ultimate decision-making body.

At the end of the Phase 2 project, our entire campus community will enjoy the benefits of a more reliable, secure, fully-integrated student information system that will set up UC Berkeley for a brighter future for our students and our university.

I'm excited about the new functionality and service improvements envisioned in SIS Phase 2. Once completed, students, faculty, and staff will be able to better leverage Campus Solutions and CalCentral in support of their academic experience here at Berkeley.
Marc Fisher, Vice Chancellor for Administration

Phase 2 Scope of Work

At the end of the initial SIS Project implementation in Summer 2017, campus users and the SIS team identified a number of unmet needs and service enhancements that would add value to our campus partners and the larger campus community. This list includes new tools, system improvements, service enhancements, and training that will help improve the student experience.  Funding was approved in August 2018 for a 2-3 year effort for 80+ individual projects. Some examples of the kinds of efforts include:

  • CalCentral Infrastructure upgrade Modernizing the infrastructure will reduce risk and promote efficiency, including the ability to deploy new code with minimum downtime to the campus, and will result in considerable cost savings.

  • Academic Progress Report (APR) The APR is designed to track progress toward completing degree requirements. It streamlines the the exceptions process for advisors. It is available to students and is archived upon graduation, allowing post-graduation access.

  • Multi-Year Academic Planner This will allow students to perform analysis for different degree options, and provide for better resource planning.

  • Grad Student Fee Remission By integrating job information from UC Path into Campus Solutions, this automated process will credit remissions against eligible students’ financial accounts in the form of waivers.

The Road to Phase 2

SIS Roadmap