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Thursday, 17th April 2014

EQAL Programme Board – update April 2014

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The update report for EQAL, January2014 follows. Click “more” for full report. (more…)

Friday, 21st March 2014

Systems excellence boosts student satisfaction

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Students at MMU are now benefiting from some of the best timetabling and feedback arrangements in the sector allowing them to concentrate fully on their studies. (more…)

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Friday, 7th March 2014

EQAL Programme Board – update February 2014

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The update report for EQAL, February 2014 follows. Click “more” for full report.

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Friday, 17th January 2014

EQAL update January 2014

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The update report for EQAL, January2014 follows. Click “more” for full report.

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Thursday, 5th December 2013

Curriculum Management Landscape Map

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curriculum management timeline thumbnailThe high-level curriculum management landscape map mentioned in the December update report for the Curriculum Management project has been produced and approved by the Project Board in version 1.0. It will continue to be developed over time as information develops. This has been adjusted to show the different aspects of the work done between Management Services and Business Support Services. Click on the thumbnail image opposite to expand to full size (it’s very large!). You can download a PDF version of it here.

Thursday, 5th December 2013

EQAL update December 2013

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The update report for EQAL, December 2013 follows. Click “more” for full report. (more…)

Monday, 28th October 2013

EQAL Programme support site has a new home

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MMU is currently rolling out SharePoint 2010 as its main collaboration platform, and EQAL has found a new home there. EQAL has been no stranger to SharePoint – a collaboration site has been maintained on the older SharePoint 2007 platform for over two years. However this was never fully integrated into our network environment and users sometimes had to login multiple times to get at the document store. This should all disappear on SharePoint 2010 which is better integrated both into our network – so you won’t have to log in again if you have already done so – and with MS Office applications. You can now view and even edit some documents online, or seamlessly open them in Word, Excel or PowerPoint.

Currently only Board Members, Project Sponsors and Managers, and certain Project Team members have editorial access to the site, but any member of staff can view documents. If you think you need editorial access (the ability to create and edit documents) please get in touch with Bruce Levitan.

The home page of the site is here

The site is divided into the main programme area, and then an area for each project. Each area has its own risk log, document store, etc. and everything is fully searchable.

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Thursday, 17th October 2013

EQAL update October 2013

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1. Curriculum Management

1.1 Scope

The revised Curriculum Management Project is concerned with identifying and implementing the developments that are needed to ensure that full-time undergraduate unit information, including sessional timetables and deadlines, can be set up and maintained within the University’s core corporate systems and can meet a broad range of internal and external needs.

1.2 State of the project

  • The Project Brief has been produced and approved by the Project Board. [G]
  • The high-level landscape map has been produced and approved by the Project Board in version 1.0. It will continue to be developed over time as information develops. [G]
  • An initial timeline indicating which pieces of data are required over time has been produced. This will continue to be developed over time and will inform the requirements gathering stage. [G]
  • A Gap Analysis will soon commence to analyse the current systems (both electronic and staff-based) and how they fit against the desired end-state that is identified in the landscape map. The gaps will indicate which pieces of the system need attention. The Gap Analysis will also inform the preparation of a more detailed Business Case for the Project. [G] (more…)

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Thursday, 5th September 2013

EQAL Update Sept 2013

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1. Curriculum Management

1.1 Scope
The revised Curriculum Management Project is concerned with identifying and implementing the developments that are needed to ensure that full-time undergraduate unit information, including sessional timetables and deadlines, can be set up and maintained within the University’s core corporate systems and can meet a broad range of internal and external needs.

1.2 State of the project
• An initial statement of Project deliverables has been drawn up. [G]
• A first draft of the Project Brief has been produced by the Project Manager, for consideration by the Project Board. [G]
• Information-gathering is taking place, through meetings with relevant stakeholders and reviews of detailed process mapping documents, with the aim of producing a high-level process map. This has now been approved by key stakeholders.[G]
• Following on from the above high-level process map, a timeline model indicating which attributes of a Unit are required at what time, will also be produced. This will directly inform the requirements gathering stage. [G]
• Work to identify systems requirements will begin when the high-level process model has been completed and approved by the Project Board. [A] (more…)

Wednesday, 14th August 2013

EQAL timeline

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EQAL timeline – click to enlarge
EQAL timeline

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