Each year many proposals for funding of technology projects go before the Systems Governance Group (SGG) for discussion. These projects come from both of Stanford’s technology groups—Information Technology Services, and Administrative Systems—and range from security and backup for Stanford’s data to enhancements to Stanford’s many administrative systems.
This August, Rana Glasgal made a presentation to SGG at their annual meeting, proposing a project to add faculty information to the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) during FY09. In September, SGG announced that the project had been approved for funding. Faculty data is the lynchpin for much of Stanford’s information, including advising, teaching, and research. To achieve the ultimate goal of integrating Stanford’s administrative data, faculty data is a good place to start!
In recent years, the EDW has been focused on financial data from Oracle Financials. However, now the EDW is ready to expand its administrative data. According to the project plan, faculty data will be incorporated into the EDW before the end of FY09.
Rana presented the proposal in cooperation with Vijay Gandra, the Director of Data Management and Reporting (DM&R). Vijay’s EDW group will be responsible for the implementation of this project. Very soon, the project will be seeking input from those who use faculty data and would like to have better reporting data regarding faculty available. If you consider yourself such a person, and would like to be involved in the user requirements phase, please contact Rana Glasgal.