On Friday, December 5, the Queen's Board of Trustees gave its final approval to a major initiative to replace the University's administrative systems over the next three years.
Known as QUASR, the Queen's University Administrative Systems Replacement project has been described as "part of the solution" in helping Queen's realize its academic mission. The initiative will improve service delivery, reduce operational and financial risks, and bring the University's currently antiquated systems up to leading standards for Student Administration, Human Resources, Finance and Research.
The QUASR presentation to the Board noted that academic experiences at Queen's depend on the administrative systems that enable stakeholders to effectively plan, deliver, support or fully participate in those experiences. Existing systems, however, are at the end of their life cycle.
The QUASR Project will provide a focus for the University's effort to renew its processes, tools and systems. Over the past six months, more than 300 staff, students, faculty and interface users have been involved in assessing the University's technical needs and how the new systems will support improved administrative processes.
The transition will be phased in over three years, with the first major milestones being implementations in the Finance and Research Admin systems over the next year, followed by modules for Human Resources, Research and Student Administration in 2010 and 2011.
Immediate next steps will be to establish the project team office, launch training and communications plans, and begin detailed technical work outlined step by step in the QUASR project workplan.
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