OFIS Notes from 05 Jun 2009

  • Daniel reported on hiring process, discussion.
  • Differences: Engr. hired a 1st, didn't want 2nd or 3rd term. sounded like they did more phone interviews??... They received 60 applications, looked seriously at 30?

  • discussed Daniel's tentative ideas on imports via email; as possible co-op data-entry task.
    • said yes, we expect to import Book data, and yes, we expect to generate book out of OFIS

  • OFIS currently uses a table for PEng; there will need to be additional data on CS professionals.
    • Q: do that as different tables for each faculty? Or do we list Professional Registration for each faculty in the same table? One problem is: each may have different data-points. "applied date/ received date".
    • need to allow for people with professional registrations in multiple fields; possibly have a default of options for default faculty, and a separate list of all.
  • Daniel will look up data for Math: "accounting" is one example.

  • Accreditation process: requires knowing how many PEng profs.
  • With the next cycle, Peter says successful accreditation will require knowing the theoretical "shortest path distance" of a student through the program, and/or tracking each student, to guarantee the number of PEng profs they had, versus non-PEng.

  • Vu has been working on OFAS - faculty admission system -
    • Possibly ask Beth Jukes- maybe useful for CS?

  • Quest will be upgraded, today through a few weeks from now.
    • Quest import: theoretically, when quest devs are free, in a few weeks, they will be discussing with marlon, importing student evaluation data directly, rather than the delay of Quest -> Dean's Office close to a term later -> OFIS

  • Discussion of OFIS as a means to vet and clean up faculty data otherwise sitting unnoticed in data-stores (story of accounting prof who logged into ofis, had extraneous research data from Office of Research)

Past Tasks:

Upcoming Tasks

  • Daniel: What Professional Registrations (or similar) do Math Faculty profs want? (Eg., accounting)
  • Daniel: Further investigation of http://www.tug.org/utilities/texconv/textopc.html
  • Daniel: Report back to Frank Tompa about student-evaluation data options
  • Daniel: Other methods to get information from current OFIS users, since other "engineer on the street" reports aren't forthcoming.

-- DanielAllen - 05 Jun 2009

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