ITPC Community Ideas
The Idea Forum is used to submit ideas for projects in order to get feedback and suggestions. It also offers the ability for members of the ITPC Community to vote and offer resources and/or funding to for the proposal. ITPC Committee members are encouraged and requested to post ideas for projects and help host the discussions within the ITPC Community. Once an idea has had a fair amount of discussion and participants are generally supportive of the idea, the PMO will create a poll to allow for people to vote up a proposal and to offer resources and/or funding.

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Most job titles in Banner are in caps and are abbreviated.  For example, DATABASE APP PGMR.  There have been some inquires into establishing a new field in Banner that could accommodate a more meaningful title (e.g. Database Application Programmer).   Once populated in Banner, this title could be made available in the EDW.  Downstream systems could then consume and use the new title as needed.  This idea is based upon a CCSP discussion on Pretty Names for Job Titles.

Thoughts on the usefulness of this ability?

Posted by Guest  On Jun 16, 2017 at 4:59 PM
  

Faculty have expressed a desire and need to be able to use a Published Professional Name (PPN).  While their legal name is required for some documents such as W4, Form I9 or Direct Deposit, a legal name does not meet their needs related to their faculty profile.  In some cases publications, grants and courses have been carried out under a PPN.  Not being able to use and display that name in certain cases greatly reduces the effectiveness of their professional presence.  In addition, many of the University's peers already support the use of a PPN.

Tony Kerber

Posted by Guest  On May 04, 2017 at 8:27 AM
  

Students currently have the ability to designate a preferred first name (PFN).  Would employees benefit from having similar functionality?  This PFN could be created and maintained by the employee within the UI New Hire and/or NESSIE systems.  The PFN could then be placed in the EDW so that it could be accessed and used by the University colleges and departments.  

 Is this something desirable?

Tony Kerber

Posted by Guest  On May 04, 2017 at 8:25 AM
  

A group of IT leaders have been talking about an online forum where UIUC can go to post questions or get answers, similar to Yahoo Answers.  For IT Folks, the CCSP mailing list is another example of where questions can be posted and answered but email is so 1990's and only searchable if you are a member and know about the resource.

The functionality built into this new site (submit a discussion or idea) might be close to what we are thinking about?  I could envision "communities" around faculty, IT, HR, finance, etc.?

 Just an idea....

 Gabe 

Posted by Guest  On Apr 28, 2017 at 9:01 AM 4 Comments
  

The Idea Forum is used to submit ideas for projects. It offers the ability for members of the ITPC Community to vote and offer resources and/or funding for the proposal. ITPC Committee members are encouraged and requested to post ideas for projects and help host these discussions.

Once an idea has had a fair amount of discussion and participants are generally supportive of the idea, the PMO will create a poll to allow for people to vote up a proposal and to offer resources and/or funding.

Posted by ajl  On Mar 15, 2017 at 11:20 AM