1. Provide a central, integrated information system to support the educational enterprise.
  2. Establish uniform data standards and collection practices to the greatest extent possible.
  3. Employ best practices in all programs to the greatest extent possible.
  4. Provide distributed access to all stakeholders, at appropriate levels.
  5. Access at every level should provide self-sufficiency to the greatest extent possible (i.e., not dependent upon assistance/involvement from Academic Computing/IT, special programming, permissions, etc.).
  6. Establish a system to integrate all facets of data and information on recruits, applicants, students, student financial accounts and student financial aid, as well as courses and course catalogs.
  7. Establish strategies for monitoring and evaluating each area within the student information system (performance metrics).
  8. Create a system that emphasizes sustainability over time.
  9. Provide training and training documentation for each type of user, and a plan to sustain training and support as a permanent feature of the system.
  10. Establish a permanent system of governance for:
  • Approval of system permissions and role assignments
  • Review and approval of configuration changes and customizations