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Arkansas State University – Beebe
Information Technology Services

PROJECTS – Academic Year 2021-2022

Executive Summary

The Information Technology Services (ITS) department at Arkansas State University-Beebe provides a list of all active projects for each Academic year (AY). In an effort to increase efficiency and foster transparency, all ITS projects are organized into one of four categories; a detailed description of each, including how each project links to and supports the fulfillment of ASU-Beebe’s Strategic Goals, is provided below.

 

Description:  Implement software to protect against viruses, or attacks meant to damage computers and/or network

Supporting College Strategic Goal(s):  (SG #1) Strong from the Start

  •  (SG #1) Strong from the Start - Access to information and support services by students, faculty, and staff

Supporting ITS Strategic Goal(s): 

  • (SG #4) To better leverage and integrate systems and tools that evaluate academic objectives. 
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Description: Assist in preventing security breaches at the end-user and network level by keeping employees up to date on safe business practices.

Supporting College Strategic Goal(s): (SG #1) Strong from the Start

  • (SG #1) Strong from the Start - Access to information and support services by students, faculty, and staff

Supporting ITS Strategic Goal(s):

  • (SG #4) To better leverage and integrate systems and tools that evaluate academic objectives
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Description: Implement software to store login information for all websites used and allow automatic login with an encrypted master password

Supporting College Strategic Goal(s): (SG #1) Strong from the Start

  • (SG #1) Strong from the Start - Access to information and support services by students, faculty, and staff

Supporting ITS Strategic Goal(s):

  •  (SG #4) To better leverage and integrate systems and tools that evaluate academic objectives

 

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Description: Upgrade obsolete technology with a new phone system that will provide new features, application integration, mobility, and scalability

Supporting College Strategic Goal(s): (SG #1) Strong from the Start

  • (SG #1) Strong from the Start - Access to information and support services by students, faculty, and staff

Supporting ITS Strategic Goal(s): 

  • (SG #4) To better leverage and integrate systems and tools that evaluate academic objectives
  • (SG #5) To connect constituents across campuses and online in a practical, cost effective manner

 

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Description: Improve resource utilization by providing a unified integrated operating platform for users to access application off campus

Supporting College Strategic Goal(s): (SG #1) Strong from the Start, (SG #2) P32B1, (SG #3) ASUBe Connected

This project supports each strategic goal similarly by providing a stable network and data environment allowing for:

  • (SG #1) Strong from the Start - Access to information and support services by students, faculty, and staff.
  • (SG #2) P32B1 - The resources needed to offer professional development opportunities and to assist in cultivating a culture of financial investment.
  • (SG #3) ASUBe Connected - Resources necessary to assist in preparing students to enter and compete in the economy as well as the resources required to connect with workforce, industry, and community partners.

Supporting ITS Strategic Goal(s):

  • (SG #1) To administer the College's learning management systems allowing for a user-friendly experience.
  • (SG #2) To improve the college's course/lecture capture and delivery applications and systems.
  • (SG #4) To better leverage and integrate systems and tools that evaluate academic objectives
  • (SG #5) To connect constituents across campuses and online in a practical, cost-effective manner

 

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Description: Provide additional Zoom equipment to help engage students, faculty, and staff for learning, collaboration, and administration, while also providing expanded access for virtual classes

Supporting College Strategic Goal(s): (SG #1) Strong from the Start, (SG #2) P32B1, (SG #3) ASUBe Connected

This project supports each strategic goal similarly by providing a stable network and data environment allowing for:

  • (SG #1) Strong from the Start - Access to information and support services by students, faculty, and staff.
  • (SG #2) P32B1 - The resources needed to offer professional development opportunities and to assist in cultivating a culture of financial investment.
  • (SG #3) ASUBe Connected - Resources necessary to assist in preparing students to enter and compete in the economy as well as the resources required to connect with workforce, industry, and community partners.

Supporting ITS Strategic Goal(s):

  • (SG #2) To improve the college's course/lecture capture and delivery applications and systems.
  • (SG #3) To increase the College's availability of Smart Learning Facilities
  • (SG #4) To better leverage and integrate systems and tools that evaluate academic objectives
  • (SG #5) To connect constituents across campuses and online in a practical, cost-effective manner
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Description: Replace computers in the computer labs to provide further access to computer equipment that enhances the learning environment and enables efficient College practices

Supporting College Strategic Goal(s): (SG #1) Strong from the Start, (SG #2) P32B1, (SG #3) ASUBe Connected

This project supports each strategic goal similarly by providing a stable network and data environment allowing for:

  • (SG #1) Strong from the Start - Access to information and support services by students, faculty, and staff.
  • (SG #2) P32B1 - The resources needed to offer professional development opportunities and to assist in cultivating a culture of financial investment.
  • (SG #3) ASUBe Connected - Resources necessary to assist in preparing students to enter and compete in the economy as well as the resources required to connect with workforce, industry, and community partners.

Supporting ITS Strategic Goal(s):

  • (SG #4) To better leverage and integrate systems and tools that evaluate academic objectives
  • (SG #5) To connect constituents across campuses and online in a practical, cost-effective manner
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Description: Replace employee desktop computers with laptops to allow network access through the VPN and allow employees to work remotely, should it ever be needed

Supporting College Strategic Goal(s): (SG #1) Strong from the Start, (SG #2) P32B1, (SG #3) ASUBe Connected

  • SG #1) Strong from the Start - Access to information and support services by students, faculty, and staff. 
  • (SG #2) P32B1 - The resources needed to offer professional development opportunities and to assist in cultivating a culture of financial investment.
  • (SG #3) ASUBe Connected - Resources necessary to assist in preparing students to enter and compete in the economy as well as the resources required to connect with workforce, industry, and community partners.

Supporting ITS Strategic Goal(s):

  •  (SG #4) To better leverage and integrate systems and tools that evaluate academic objectives
  • (SG #5) To connect constituents across campuses and online in a practical, cost-effective manner
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Description: Provide additional Zoom equipment to help engage students, faculty, and staff for learning, collaboration, and administration, while also providing expanded access for virtual classes

Supporting College Strategic Goal(s): (SG #1) Strong from the Start, (SG #2) P32B1, (SG #3) ASUBe Connected

Like the Physical Server Environment Improvement Project and the Cybersecurity Improvement Project, this project supports each strategic goal similarly by providing a stable network and data environment allowing for:

  • (SG #1) Strong from the Start - Access to information and support services by students, faculty, and staff
  • (SG #2) P32B1 - The resources needed to offer professional development opportunities and to assist in cultivating a culture of financial investment
  • (SG #3) ASUBe Connected - Resources necessary to assist in preparing students to enter and compete in the economy as well as the resources required to connect with workforce, industry, and community partners.

Supporting ITS Strategic Goal(s):

  • (SG #2) To improve the college's course/lecture capture and delivery applications and systems.
  • (SG #3) To increase the College's availability of Smart Learning Facilities
  • (SG #4) To better leverage and integrate systems and tools that evaluate academic objectives
  • (SG #5) To connect constituents across campuses and online in a practical, cost-effective manner

 

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Description: Implement Banner ERP system to help simplify everyday processes, provide flexible paths to the cloud, and offer speedy workflows for constituents across the college. 

Supporting College Strategic Goal(s): (SG #1) Strong from the Start, (SG #3) ASUBe Connected

  • (SG #1) Strong from the Start - Access to information and support services by students, faculty, and staff
  • (SG #3) ASUBe Connected - Resources necessary to assist in preparing students to enter and compete in the economy as well as the resources required to connect with workforce, industry, and community partners.

Supporting ITS Strategic Goal(s):

  • (SG #4) To better leverage and integrate systems and tools that evaluate academic objectives
  • (SG #5) To connect constituents across campuses and online in a practical, cost-effective manner

 

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Description: Replace obsolete card system and provide ability to enable access control to entry points of each building

Supporting College Strategic Goal(s): (SG #1) Strong from the Start

  • (SG #1) Strong from the Start - Access to information and support services by students, faculty, and staff

Supporting ITS Strategic Goal(s):

  • (SG #4) To better leverage and integrate systems and tools that evaluate academic objectives
  • (SG #5) To connect constituents across campuses and online in a practical, cost-effective manner 

 

 

 

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Description: Replace existing service desk module with TeamDynamics to correspond with System schools

Supporting College Strategic Goal(s): (SG #1) Strong from the Start

  • (SG #1) Strong from the Start - Access to information and support services by students, faculty, and staff

Supporting ITS Strategic Goal(s):  

  • (SG #4) To better leverage and integrate systems and tools that evaluate academic objectives
  • (SG #5) To connect constituents across campuses and online in a practical, cost-effective manner
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Description: Complete upgrade of domain from .edu to .college

Supporting College Strategic Goal(s): (SG #1) Strong from the Start

  • (SG #1) Strong from the Start - Access to information and support services by students, faculty, and staff

Supporting ITS Strategic Goal(s):

  • (SG #4) To better leverage and integrate systems and tools that evaluate academic objectives
  • (SG #5) To connect constituents across campuses and online in a practical, cost-effective manner
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Description: Replace obsolete switches with new switches to enable more remote classroom capabilities (i.e. zoom, video conferencing)

Supporting College Strategic Goal(s): (SG #1) Strong from the Start, (SG #2) P32B1, (SG #3) ASUBe Connected

  • (SG #1) Strong from the Start - Access to information and support services by students, faculty, and staff
  • (SG #2) P32B1 - The resources needed to offer professional development opportunities and to assist in cultivating a culture of financial investment
  • (SG #3) ASUBe Connected - Resources necessary to assist in preparing students to enter and compete in the economy as well as the resources required to connect with workforce, industry, and community partners.

Supporting ITS Strategic Goal(s):

  • (SG #1) To administer the College's learning management systems allowing for a user-friendly experience.
  • (SG #2) To improve the college's course/lecture capture and delivery applications and systems.
  • (SG #3) To increase the College's availability of Smart Learning Facilities
  • (SG #4) To better leverage and integrate systems and tools that evaluate academic objectives
  • (SG #5) To connect constituents across campuses and online in a practical, cost-effective manner
     

 

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