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  • 2024 UNC HIPAA Risk Assessment

    What is it?  The HIPAA Security Risk Assessment is a federally mandated evaluation of the University’s implementation of the HIPAA security rule. We will first identify any necessary risk mitigation work, and if needed establish a plan to address it.  Why are we doing it?  Under the HIPAA Security Rule, we are required to conduct an accurate and thorough analysis of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected… Read More about 2024 UNC HIPAA Risk Assessment.

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  • 5G and Wireless Service

    Replace the existing campus wireless services contracts (Neutral Hosting) with a new set of wireless provider (Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T) service contracts and implement new campus 5G services. We expect to support a seamless transition away from the current service contract after we establish the contracts and new funding model. The project includes new 5G services and new positions (people and roles) to manage the services on campus. The end result is providing reliable outdoor… Read More about 5G and Wireless Service.

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  • Canvas

    What is it? UNC is transitioning from Sakai to Canvas, a web-based learning management system. Institutions of higher education, including some other UNC System schools, use Canvas by Instructure more than any other learning management system. Sakai will be available for teaching courses until the end of Spring 2024. Why are we doing it? While Sakai has worked well for the University, the number of educational institutions that make up the Sakai community has significantly… Read More about Canvas.

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  • Credit Bearing Certificates

    What is it? The University is looking to expand and centrally manage certificate programs within the Graduate School by updating ConnectCarolina and creating a central administration model for graduate credit-bearing certificate programs. Why are we doing it? Credit-bearing certificate programs are currently managed in multiple units. This project aims to develop a common administration platform so the Graduate School can manage programs in one space. Ultimately, centralizing programs is critical to support the University’s goal… Read More about Credit Bearing Certificates.

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  • Duo Universal Prompt Readiness Project

    What are we going to do? Duo is ending support for the Traditional Prompt on March 30, 2024. This project is focused on updating the UNC applications impacted by this change by moving to Duo’s Universal Prompt or alternate solution. Why are we doing it? This project is crucial as individuals may be unable to use some applications and services where Duo is used as the Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) tool potentially impacting their daily work,… Read More about Duo Universal Prompt Readiness Project.

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  • Email and Onyen Namespace

    What are we going to do? This project is focused on establishing clear and consistent rules for email aliases at the University to prevent collisions and misrouting, and to create consistency that improves the security of our IT credentials. We’ll ensure that Onyen holders receive matching email aliases without allocating them to others. Why are we doing it? Our goal is to simplify things for University staff. We’re working on reducing technical complexities related to… Read More about Email and Onyen Namespace.

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  • Employee Funding Enhancement Project

    What is it? This project will redesign the existing Employee Funding form, increasing the ease of use and capability for UNC users. The redesign will also move the form to an updated version of the application software used for eForms from Gideon Taylor “GT” and allow UNC to deliver additional features more easily.    Why are we doing it? The new form allows users to see all an employee’s funding sources in one distinct place,… Read More about Employee Funding Enhancement Project.

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  • Enterprise Firewall Migration

    What is it? This project will migrate approximately 250 unprotected VLANs (“virtual local area networks”) to campus enterprise firewalls. Why are we doing it? Migrating these VLANs will prevent attacks and also limit the scope of attacks across the University. Onboarding the rest of campus will significantly expand the range and depth of the University’s defenses. It will also give ITS unprecedented awareness of which mission-critical systems we need to protect. How does this impact… Read More about Enterprise Firewall Migration.

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  • Faculty Workload Data Collection

    What is it?  A new policy on faculty workload reporting has prompted a review of data collection processes. ITS is working with IT leaders across the campus to create a process and mechanism for collecting and reporting faculty workload data. All applicable schools will collect and submit workload activity for their faculty members to a shared platform. Some schools already collect the required information. Other schools will need to develop processes to start collecting the… Read More about Faculty Workload Data Collection.

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  • Fiber Projects

    ITS continues to install high-speed fiber connections throughout campus, making our networks faster and more reliable. Projects underway include: Curtis Media Center: This new run of fiber will connect the Curtis Media Center with Carmichael Arena and Memorial Hall. School of Medicine: This project added a new fiber backbone from ITS Manning to MacNider Hall. It will also move the tier one location from Isaac M. Taylor Hall to Marsico Lung Institute. Completion date: Fall… Read More about Fiber Projects.

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  • Leave Tracking Solution

    What is it? The process for submitting leave requests is changing from manually tracked paper forms to an online submission format in ConnectCarolina – Employee Self-Service. Why are we doing it? The paper leave submission format can be confusing to employees and poses a significant burden on HR/Leave Administration personnel. The purpose of this project is to make leave submissions simpler and more consistent. After this project: Employees will have greater visibility into the approval… Read More about Leave Tracking Solution.

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  • PaymentWorks Implementation

    What are we going to do? ITS Enterprise Applications together with Finance is replacing the self-service supplier portal in ConnectCarolina with PaymentWorks. PaymentWorks is a cloud-based application that allows suppliers to update their own information, such as contact and banking information. Why are we doing it? Moving to PaymentWorks streamlines the onboarding process for suppliers and mitigates the risk of fraudulent supplier payments for the University. How does this impact our UNC community? This will… Read More about PaymentWorks Implementation.

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