Standard 8. Physical & Technological Resources - Projection
The College will continue to use the Campus Master Plan as a basis for facilities decisions.
Several campus safety initiatives are scheduled to be implemented, including enhancing the Community Policing/Crime Prevention Program; adding a perimeter camera surveillance system in FY10; developing additional education programs for the Stonehill community (i.e. RAD, escort services, drug and alcohol education); re-establishing the Campus Safety Committee, and seeking accreditation for the Campus Police Department.
The current focus in technology includes the ongoing design and implementation for Sungard's Banner System to replace the College's current administrative system. Along with the Banner System implementation is the rollout of the Angel Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS is designed to provide web-based tools for faculty to post content and course materials online, to encourage small group work and other forms of engagement beyond the classroom environment, and to evaluate student performance and communicate that to students.
We are also considering new ways of ensuring appropriate prioritization of requests and allocation of funding for technology needs. Additionally, the department of IT is developing improved technology inventories which will enable better renewal planning and projections. To actively review the security of our technical infrastructure, we have planned annual penetration testing by a third party. This includes implementing an enterprise software tool to locate personal information on personal computers, laptops and removable devices and required use of encryption for proper storage of confidential information. The conversion of our core administrative systems to the Banner architecture will require a thorough review of security access. The implementation of the Luminis portal with single sign-on for various ancillary applications will minimize the number of passwords that users must remember, which in turn minimizes risk.
Originating from the Steering Committees of the Strategic Planning Committee, the new Strategic Plan (2011-2015) has a number of capital spending proposals that will expand and enhance academic space; student space; administrative space; and technology initiatives. These will be scheduled for implementation between FY2011-2015. In addition, Stonehill will update the deferred maintenance report (previously completed by Berry and Associates) with Sightlines, Inc.