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Projects

Our professional project and process managers provide leadership and guidance for University and IT projects.

Through consulting, managing and monitoring selected projects, we facilitate progress in order to meet our customers' expectations for project scope, costs, schedule and final deliverables. For help or general inquiries, please contact Urmi Roy.

Below is a list of the major projects being worked on by ICIT. Projects have been selected because they are either of interest to the campus or will have a significant impact on the university community. This list represents only a portion of the active projects.


Current Major Projects

Project Summary

Effective July 1st, 2018, the UW System merged UW Colleges' 13 two-year campuses with the UW System's four-year comprehensive and research universities. Per the restructure, UW-Rock County has become part of UW-Whitewater, going by the name, UW-Whitewater at Rock County. 

The objectives of this restructuring include:

  • Maintaining and expanding access to higher education by offering more general education and upper-level courses at the integrated branch campuses.
  • Identify and reduce barriers to transferring credits within the UW System Maintain affordability by continuing current tuition levels at the branch campuses post-merger for general education courses.
  • Further, standardize and regionalize administrative operations and services to more efficiently use resources.
  • Leverage resources and shared talent at our institutions to get more students into and through the educational pipeline, better aligning the university to meet Wisconsin's projected workforce need.

As part of this system-wide restructure, ICIT has several projects and initiatives in development designed to help UW-Rock County students, faculty, and staff transition into the UW-Whitewater ecosystem. The goal of these initiatives is to provide organizational effectiveness through reliable technology & customer-focused service. This means creating a consistent experience for all UW-Whitewater at Rock County students, faculty, and staff.  

Current initiatives include (but not limited to):

  • Merging UW-W at Rock County students into the UW-W lifecycle. (Completed)
  • Developing the UW-W at Rock County website. (Completed)
  • Transitioning email accounts, shared data, and network files to UW-W. (Completed)
  • Transportation to and from UW-W and UW-W at Rock Country campuses. Transportation is provided by two buses which include built-in Wi-Fi networks. (Completed)
  • Learning Management System support for UW-W at Rock County through Canvas. (Completed)
  • Emergency Communication through the InformaCast App. (Completed)
  • IT Security training for UW-W at Rock County faculty and staff. (Completed) 
  • Transition VoIP to UW-W
  • Complete AV inventory and E-Waste clean up.

Project Summary

In the Spring of 2018, ICIT and UW-Whitewater launched a partnership with Involvio to help design an official UW-W App. The UW-W App is a mobile application designed to aid students with regard to campus resources, local events, calendars, and academic success. The goal of the project is to help students become more organized and involved with the UW-W community, make campus resources readily available, and create a student success network. The UW-W App will be able to leverage numerous campus resources and integrations including the Canvas Learning Management System, campus calendars, student organizations, and Webex. The UW-W App will help students stay more organized and aid in their overall success at UW-Whitewater.     

In the Fall of 2019, the UW-Whitewater app was officially rolled out. The rollout began with SOAR sessions during the Summer and was implemented during the Warhawk Welcome Week at the beginning of the semester.    

Updates

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the UW-W App added several new features to help meet the needs of students and campus departments including hosting virtual SOAR sessions, COVID-19 reporting, and study space reservations.  Additional features are currently being worked on such as an emergency services button as well as classroom seat and event reservations. 

Project Summary

In the fall of 2017, ICIT introduced Citrix Virtualized Applications. Citrix is a tool that provides easy access to virtual applications across campus. These applications can be accessed from anywhere and they eliminate the need to download an entire virtual desktop. Citrix provides a streamlined process for instructors and students to access course software during class time without the need of a physical lab. Students and instructors can access the virtual library of apps from their own computers for easy and seamless collaboration. To get started, please go to: https://www.uww.edu/icit/services/virtual-lab

Updates

In the summer of 2019, the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite was added to the Virtual App library. Creative Cloud is Adobe’s suite of graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and cloud services, many of which are the industry standard in their respective fields. Creative Cloud Apps that have been virtualized include Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, and PhotoShop.

In the spring of 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous applications were added to the virtual app library, as well as updated to current app versions such as Office 2019 and Adobe Creative Cloud 2021.