Falling for Kuali

This Fall, the Office of the Reg­is­trar staff, UWIT staff, and other UW offices par­tic­i­pated in the annual Kuali Days Con­fer­ence, held in Austin Texas. Kuali is a com­mu­nity source soft­ware sys­tem being devel­oped by uni­ver­si­ties through­out the world for the man­age­ment of processes such as enroll­ment and reg­is­tra­tion. The Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton is a mem­ber of the Kuali Foun­da­tion, and is cur­rently in the process of imple­ment­ing Kuali Stu­dent mod­ules for all three campuses.

Con­fer­ence atten­dees expressed over­whelm­ing enthu­si­asm and inter­est in the progress of  Kuali, with over 800 atten­dees par­tic­i­pat­ing in Kuali Days events this year.

The Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton was proud to show­case a newly launched  UW-developed Kuali stu­dent mod­ule called MyPlan. MyPlan is an Aca­d­e­mic plan­ning tool for stu­dents that will be hard-launching later this quarter.

Staff from across cam­pus are also involved with the devel­op­ment and imple­men­ta­tion of Kuali Cur­ricu­lum Man­age­ment and Kuali Enroll­ment mod­ules. Bob Jans­son, Asso­ciate Reg­is­trar and long-time staff mem­ber of the Office of the Reg­is­trar, joined the UWIT Kuali devel­op­ment teams in 2008. Bob is cur­rently involved in the devel­op­ment of the Enroll­ment mod­ule, which encom­passes cre­at­ing course offer­ings, wait lists, seat pools, and course reg­is­tra­tion. Matt Winslow, Act­ing Asso­ciate Reg­is­trar, is assist­ing in the imple­men­ta­tion of Kuali Stu­dent Cur­ricu­lum Man­age­ment to bet­ter man­age uni­ver­sity course and time sched­ule infor­ma­tion. Tina Miller, Assis­tant Reg­is­trar, is assist­ing with the inte­gra­tion of degree audit report­ing fea­tures in to the MyPlan sys­tem. Matt Saave­dra, Learn­ing Man­ager, is assist­ing with com­mu­ni­ca­tion and edu­ca­tional efforts.

Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton staff  have been hear­ing about Kuali for the past sev­eral years, and our expe­ri­ence at Kuali Days affirms our view that the health of  Kuali is robust.

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