IT Update News from 08/2018

Recent upgrade improves YSM admissions system

August 23, 2018

A critical admissions system used by Yale School of Medicine (YSM) clinicians and faculty to evaluate Medical School applicants was upgraded the first week of July. To accomplish this much-needed upgrade, ITS partnered with the YSM admissions department and an outside vendor.

There were...

Randy Rode joins CCT team

August 23, 2018

Randy Rode, director of campus IT partner relationship and development, recently joined the Campus Community Technologies (CCT) team led by associate CIO, Jane Livingston. In his new role, he continues to focus on his current portfolio of client relationships and projects, and will take on...

Nominate for the LKL Award

August 23, 2018

The Linda Lorimer Award for Distinguished Service recognizes outstanding staff contributions and accomplishments. Individual staff members or teams who have created and implemented ideas, programs, and work projects that have produced outstanding results and improvements in the administrative...

Updated PaperCut client software for students and staff

August 23, 2018

The latest release of the PaperCut client software is now available for students, faculty, and staff. Version 18.1 can be downloaded and installed from the Yale Printing & Publishing Services (YPPS) Blueprint website...

New process for ITS employee evaluations - seven competencies model

August 23, 2018

In February, ITS leadership introduced a new competencies model for the FY18 annual staff performance cycle. This new set of seven competencies is in addition to the current performance management process that includes setting yearly goals and tracking accomplishments.

The goals and...

What it means to be a Service Owner

August 23, 2018

IT Service Ownership is a significant responsibility in the IT organization and an integral part of keeping Services and Service Offerings running smoothly and efficiently.

Service owners are accountable for their service through the entire lifecycle, ensuring alignment with the...

Planned Maintenance: Sponsored Identity systems enhancements - August 30

August 22, 2018


On Thursday, August 30, ITS will perform maintenance to the Sponsored Identity system resulting in enhancements to improve user experience and reduce submission errors, including:

Addition of Sponsored Identity type descriptions in the Sponsored Identity...

Request for volunteers for New Student Technology Orientation

August 9, 2018

As many of you know, students will soon be arriving on campus. The Student Technology Collaborative runs workshops every year to train their students in supporting students more broadly across campus.

On Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25, we welcome the new first year...

SIS Programs and the Banner 9 Upgrade

August 9, 2018

The SIS Programs project is a multi-year program that started in FY17 to address significant technical debt, regulatory and mandatory changes, and unmet, high-priority functional gaps. As of December 2018, Ellucian will no longer provide the mandatory updates to Banner 8 Admin, therefore it was...

Reporting and Analytics announces Maureen Velazquez, Data Governance Manager

August 9, 2018

Please welcome Maureen Velazquez who joined Yale as our Data Governance Manager, reporting to Ryan Schlagheck. Maureen’s primary responsibility is to assist the institution in the formation and execution of data governance framework, policy, standards, and artifacts. From vision to execution,...

Web Accessibility September 1st Deadline Approaching

August 9, 2018

Yale policy 1605 , which promotes an accessible University environment online, went into effect on March 1st of this year. September 1st is an important date in the policy, as it states that all new or...

Workday Account Holder Report in production

August 8, 2018

The Institutional Reporting & Analytics (IR&A) team recently deployed to production the Workday Account Holder Report (AHR) to support the monitoring of financial activity for a portfolio of accounts owned by faculty or other academic leaders. These include grants, gifts, and...