Kuali Student Project Update Kuali Days 2010

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Kuali Student Project Update Kuali Days 2010

  1. 1. Kuali Days – November 2010 Kuali Student Project Update
  2. 2. 2 Introductions • Dan McDevitt – KS Program Director, Indiana University • Rajiv Kaushik – KS Development Manager, University of Toronto • Mike Zackrison – KS Product Manager, University of Southern California • Ben Clark – KS Quality Manager, University of Washington New New
  3. 3. 3 Agenda • Introduction to Kuali Student • Past Year Highlights • Examine Project Timeline – Release 1.1 – Release 2.x • Looking Ahead
  4. 4. 4 What is Kuali Student? • Community • Software Project • Open Source Software Product(s)
  5. 5. 5 • Founders – University of California, Berkeley – University of Maryland, College Park – University of Washington – University of Southern California – University of British Columbia – San Joaquin Delta College – Naval Post Graduate School • Partners – Carnegie Mellon – University of Cambridge – Indiana University – Boston College – North-West University, South Africa Community = New
  6. 6. 6 Software Project • A multi-year effort to build software as a community • Resources committed by partners • Professionally structured and managed Design 2 weeks Develop- ment 4 weeks Integration Packaging, Reviews 1 week QA
  7. 7. 7 Open Source Software Product(s) A modular, open source, standards-based next generation student system. . . Being developed through a community source process. . . That will be delivered through a service-oriented architecture and rich user experience. To learn more: www.kuali.org/ks
  8. 8. 8 2010 – A year of transition • From “theory to practice” • Into delivery mode • Starting institutional implementations • Resources / leadership changes
  9. 9. 9 2010 – Project Highlights • About to deliver first public release of KS Curriculum Management (CM) R1.1 • Requirements gathered for Release 2 / Enrollment • Maturing of processes • Iterative delivery – 5 on time milestone releases since April • Improved productivity of highly distributed team • Demonstrated resilience through partner transitions
  10. 10. 10 2010 – Product Highlights • KS Curriculum Management R1.1 – R1.1 tip of the iceberg – foundation / tech stack set for rest of KS development – Created a flexible learning unit – Created service contracts defined in a technology independent manner – Demonstrated high degree of service and UI configurability – First release of the user interaction model Industry Innovation
  11. 11. 11 Project Timeline R1 R2
  12. 12. 12 KS Curriculum Management R1.1 When: Next Month - December 2010
  13. 13. 13 KS Curriculum Management R1.1 What: – The Curriculum Management module controls the creation and management of Learning Units (LUs)--any learning-related activity that needs to be tracked by the institution or the learner. – Learning units may range from very general (a degree program) to very specific (a class assignment). – R1.1 addresses the creation, approval, and management of traditional curriculum such as courses and degrees, including the development and approval of new Learning Units, simple and substantive changes to existing Learning Units, inquiry and deletion capabilities.
  14. 14. 14 What is Curriculum Management? Curriculum Management Courses Create Programs Modify RetireLearning Unit Proposal Process* Administrative Screens* Group * Delivered in R1.1: 1. Proposal processes for Courses 2. Administrative screens for Programs Find CatalogIdeas
  15. 15. 15 What is Curriculum Management?
  16. 16. 16 KS Curriculum Management R1.1 See it in action: Detailed Overview of the Kuali Student Curriculum Management with Demonstration Tuesday, 11 AM – 12 PM (earlier today) Wednesday, 9:30 – 10:30 AM – Elizabeth G
  17. 17. 17 KS Curriculum Management R1.1 Who (implementing): – University of California, Berkeley – University of Maryland, College Park
  18. 18. 18 What’s Next – Release 2 Enrollment Manage Course Offering s Manage People and Time Registration Process Grading, Record, Transcript Learning Plan Degree Audit Fees, Transfer Credit Concierge
  19. 19. 19 Release 2 Development Strategy Breadth Depth Manage Course Offerings Manage People and Time Course Registration Grading, Record, Transcript Learning Plan Degree Audit Fees, Transfer Credit PHASE 1 – Foundation (“thin slice”) Course offerings, students, registration, grading, academic record, other TBD
  20. 20. 20 Phase I – “Thin Slice”
  21. 21. 21 Release 2 – Objectives of Phase 1 • Phase 1: R2 Foundation – Lay service foundation: define and exercise most alpha services – Provides technical/service platform that regional/institutional-led teams can build upon – Provides an assemblence of a demonstrable product across core R2 functions – Enables platform for transitioning to contribution/development model
  22. 22. 22 R2 – Local / Regional Team Build Out Breadth Depth Manage Course Offerings Manage People and Time Course Registration Grading, Record, Transcript Learning Plan Degree Audit Fees, Transfer Credit PHASE 2 – Expand Depth with Parallel Dev Teams Team A Team A Team B Team B Team C Team D
  23. 23. 23 Release 2 – Objectives of Phase 2 • Phase 2: R2 Regional/Institutional Lead Teams – Provides opportunity for optimizing resources through proximity, i.e., face to face, time zone, etc. – Provides an opportunity to align institutional priorities with delivery of KS modules – Shift leadership and accountability to institutions responsible for delivery – Provides opportunity/avenue to attract additional Institutional investment/contributions
  24. 24. 24 Planning Timeline for Release 2 Nov Dec Jan 11 Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Prep for R2 setup Identify scope Complete requirements R2 “Thin Slice” Setup R2 “Thin Slice” Development (KS Core Dev Team) R2 Planning and Analysis (full scope) Begin R2 Module Development w/ co- located teams
  25. 25. 25 2011 – A Look Ahead • R2 Planning and Development • CM R1.1 Implementations • Additional CM R1.x functionality • Move from distributed to co-located development teams • Introduce contribution model and governance • Identify 3rd party products for integration
  26. 26. 26 Other Areas of Exploration • Support / Sustainability / Maintenance – Commercial partner program – New partner development • Sharing code and best practices – More SIS “showcase” events – Student services app clearinghouse • Homegrown or 3rd party apps - not necessarily sharing KS technology stack Just and Idea!
  27. 27. 27 Join Us In the grand scheme of things we’re just at the beginning of a long trek. . . one that will be well worth the effort. Please join us, if you’re not already.
  28. 28. 28 Questions? • For more information about KS Curriculum Management Release 1.1 – Reminder: Demo Wednesday, 9:30– 10:30 AM – Web: www.kuali.org/ks/releases • General Project or Product – Contact: mike.zackrison@usc.edu

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