As Boise State CIO Max Davis-Johnson says in his latest video update, “Innovation is not only technology, it’s also people and processes.” An app we’re developing for the School of Nursing is a great example of how OIT is innovating across campus to improve process and relationship through novel and innovative uses of technology.
The OIT web development team took on this project as their first opportunity to leverage Amazon Web Services. Much of the development work, as well as the app itself, is securely hosted in the AWS Cloud. Also, the “dev” team is converting a legacy MS Access database to MS SQL Server and leveraging Boomi, Dell’s enterprise integration platform as a service (PAAS), to handle integrations with PeopleSoft.
When it launches this spring, the Nursing app will manage adjunct faculty teaching, licensing, on-time pay, demographics, Letter of Appointments, scheduling preferences, as well as credits produced, revenue earned and teaching expenses all based on PeopleSoft data. There will also be reporting features to assist in reconciling pay with appointments as well as scheduling reports to assist proofing semester schedules.
“The faculty module is only the first component of this project,” states Adam Apperson, project manager in the OIT Project Management Office. “Once the faculty module is up and running, we’ll dive into the student module which will help School of Nursing track students from admission through graduation.” He continues, “The development is going very well. Everyone involved is very pleased and very excited to see this app go live.”