UF COMPASS, the Campus-wide Modernization Program to Advance Student Services, held its room-scheduling kickoff November 28 and 29, formally beginning the implementation of a project designed to upgrade and integrate room scheduling throughout UF, via use of EMS Campus software.
Already in use among an on-campus coalition comprising the Levin College of Law, the Warrington College of Business Administration, the six health-related colleges within the Health Science Center, and the O’Connell Center, EMS currently provides room, event and resource scheduling services. The Reitz Union, the University Athletic Association and the University of Florida Foundation also use EMS now for scheduling services.
As part of COMPASS, the software also will be developed and configured for use by the Office of the University Registrar, with existing coalition users providing assistance and expertise based on their experiences. Currently the Office of the University Registrar handles central classroom scheduling through the Student Administration system.
The hope is that EMS scheduling software will become an enterprise application and, eventually, provide one unified view of all classes being offered for credit hours, says Peter Harden, UFIT Enterprise Systems project manager.
The Office of the University Registrar can expect to be up and running with the new scheduling software by late 2017, and the application will be opened for use by other UF organizations in 2018.
UF is among a host of other universities using EMS room scheduling software, including the University of Notre Dame, Vanderbilt University and the University of California, Berkeley.
Further information regarding the room scheduling project will be posted on the COMPASS website as soon as it becomes available.