Canisius College Portal Senior Operating Team 7/19/2011 Joel A. Cohen, Ph. D.Associate Vice President for Library and Information Services
What is a portal? An enterprise portal creates a common gateway to access data and services that campus constituents use to effectively share information, efficiently deliver services, and foster collaboration. (Matthew Coombs, Director of Systems Development at San Joaquin Delta College)
Differences from the Canisius College Web Site (www.canisius.edu) myCanisius is targeted toward specific Canisius College audiences myCanisius will display different information depending on your “role” Role initially developed: student Soon: faculty and staff
From a presentation of LIS 2003 Master Plan: LIS Initiatives-Administrative Computing Campus Portal Desirable features Single Sign On Integration of applications Integrated campus calendar Facilitated communication with user communities Customized interface for individuals based on their preferences Content management
Portal Adoption in Higher Ed Campus Pipeline, a portal vendor that integrated with Banner, was a factor in Canisius selecting Banner in 2000. Campus Pipeline was “free”, and the Banner team (and many others outside Canisius) concluded that you get what you pay for.. 2002-Campus Pipeline purchased by SCT and becomes Luminis. Luminis was not free. Estimated first year cost: $500,000 Portals widely adopted in higher ed: in Fall 2009, over 80% of private universities had a portal or had one under development (Campus Computing 2009).
CampusEAI Grant Program CampusEAI is a consortium of over 250 higher education institutions that focuses on portal and related technologies. Canisius College awarded $1,027,500 in goods and services over a five year period toward implementation of MyCampus. The College share will be $30,000/year.
Project Team Walt Drabek, Chair Russ Caliano (ITS) Chuck Pustelnik (Web) Joel Cohen (LIS) Joe Rizzo (ITS) Larry Deni (ITS) Estelle Siener (ITS) George Emery (Library) Kevin Smith (Student Chris Filkins (ITS) Accounts) Blair Foster (Records) Connie Trowbridge (HR) Mike George (Enrollment Several students drafted at Management) various points. One of most influential: Terri Mangione (Student Jennifer Castiglione Affairs)