Plan for Success

Select the Best Tool

Implement with Focus

  • Create an Information Technology (IT) Governance Council that promotes highly inclusive input, engagement and accountability among all stakeholders.
  • Establish standards based project management and business process modeling that promotes and enables operational excellence.
  • Plan and staff for success – hire project staff with Student ERP implementation experience and provide excellence in training and documentation.
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement and adding value to the institution.
  • Conduct a thorough feasibility and fit evaluation of the software
  • Ensure at least 80% of the institutional requirements can be addressed at Go Live
  • Evaluate the tool for the thin thread student life cycle and configurability for more complex workflows
  • Consider vendor responsiveness, support and record of regular product enhancements
  • Provide data to IT Governance Council that represents the cumulative best interest of stakeholders when making a Go or No-Go decision in December 2017.
  • Continually validate and verify that stakeholders will be able to do their jobs efficiently and effectively
  • Continually pursue opportunities to enhance service to students, student success and academic excellence
  • Develop and provide appropriate training and documentation to ensure institution readiness at Go Live
  • Develop critical reports and dashboards that promote operational excellence at all levels (department, college, campus, system) and cross-functionally (student, human resources, finances)


Project Leadership

Student Program Director

Tom Glenn

Delivery Architect (Functional)

Robert Doolos

Delivery Architect (Technical)

Cindy Hadden

Implementation Manager

Susan Flanagin

Project News

Week of October 9, 2017: Two Brown Bag Lunches were held on October 9 and 10 to watch a video showing Workday Student Functionality.

Week of October 2, 2017:
The Project Team held introductory meetings with Continuing Education, the College of Human Sciences and Education, Graduate School, Office of Assessment and Evaluation, College of Art and Design, College of Agriculture. Two Brown Bag Lunches were held on October 2 and 3 to watch a video showing Workday Student Functionality. An Associate & Assistant Deans meeting was held on October 6.

Week of September 25, 2017:
The Project Team held introductory meetings with the Law School, University College, Student Health Center, and Athletics. More in depth meetings were also held with the Law School, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and College of Human Sciences and Education to talk about their concerns and wish lists. Workday visited to go over the scenarios in preparation for those demonstrations.