OneCarolina project launches with Admissions upgrade
The first portion of OneCarolina, the multi-year project aimed at overhauling many of the University’s academic and administrative systems, formally launched two weeks ago when Undergraduate Admissions began using the new system to manage its day-to-day business. The standard, Web-based application at the heart of OneCarolina will allow faculty, staff, and students to communicate, share information, and perform administrative tasks more effectively.
“This is a historic moment for USC. With the full support of our Board of Trustees and USC’s executive leadership, the OneCarolina team is building the foundation for a flexible and adaptable information architecture that should serve the University well for many years,” said USC's Vice President for Information Technology Bill Hogue. “Cooperation and collaboration among working groups throughout the USC System has been remarkable. A great university deserves great information systems – and that’s exactly what we’re building.”
Admissions officials say that the new system will provide them with a more modern and transparent infrastructure, making the application process more intuitive for applicants and easier to manage for staff. It will also provide Admissions with better transparency, allowing staff to track information more easily and provide better customer service.
“We are extremely excited that the first phase of OneCarolina is now live,” said OneCarolina Project Director Bob Swab. “This is just the beginning of what will prove to be a complete transformation of the way the University of South Carolina does business. Over the next few years, we will see that faculty, staff, and students will be able to more easily share and access the information they need, when they need it.”
The OneCarolina project is being implemented in phases. Areas such as financial aid, student registration, and accounts receivable will transition beginning in spring 2013.
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OneCarolina Communications Team