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  • 2-Step Verification

    On October 5, 2016, UNC-Chapel Hill implemented 2-Step Verification, a process designed to secure and safeguard personal information and vital University data and credentials. At a time when phishing scams are becoming ever more frequent on our campus, this enhancement is part of our ongoing work to ensure that personal and University information remains secured and protected. What is 2-Step Verification? Also called 2-Factor or Multi-Factor authentication, 2-Step Verification adds a second layer of security… Read More about 2-Step Verification.

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  • Adobe Creative Cloud

    In September 2016, UNC-Chapel Hill began providing all students and 2,000 instructional faculty and staff with access to Adobe Creative Cloud, a collection of creative desktop and mobile tools, including PhotoShop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro and InDesign. Adobe Creative Cloud is a package of creative desktop applications for digital imaging, design, web and video, plus online services and storage. “The University is helping lead the empowerment of students to advance from being a generation of digital… Read More about Adobe Creative Cloud.

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  • Background Check Phase Two

    Phase one of the Background Check project went live in May 2021, but a second phase is needed. Phase two has multiple parts. First, our contract with CastleBranch, the existing Background Check vendor, ends in December 2021. We’ve chosen InfoMart as the University’s new vendor, so phase two will switch all integrations from CastleBranch to InfoMart. This phase needs to be completed by the end of this calendar year. The second part of phase two… Read More about Background Check Phase Two.

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  • Carolina Residence Halls Welcome Wi-Fi: ResNet Wireless Upgrade

    For years students sought Wi-Fi access in their individual rooms, and in 2013 the University Budget Committee identified funding for this long- awaited service. As a result, all on-campus University dorms now have full wireless coverage to satisfy the needs of students who come to school with numerous Wi-Fi-hungry devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers, and video-streaming consoles. Project completed faster than expected With support and encouragement from the Residence Hall Association, ITS and… Read More about Carolina Residence Halls Welcome Wi-Fi: ResNet Wireless Upgrade.

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  • Carolina Talent Performance Appraisals

    Phase I of Carolina Talent Performance was implemented last year, but the performance appraisals were still being done on paper forms. For the 2021-2022 performance period, we are implementing online performance appraisals in Carolina Talent along with with additional changes related to: Second level manager signatures HR checkpoint review step Employee Self Assessments Automation of currently manual task creation Non-compliance reporting and procedure Comments on Development Plans  

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  • CarolinaGO: Mobile App

    CarolinaGO, the official University mobile app for UNC-Chapel Hill, is now used by some 10,000 members of the campus community. The app enables students, faculty and staff to easily access resources such as dining options, a campus map, walking directions, bus routes and campus events. It also is the only native mobile platform for Sakai and ConnectCarolina. Through this mobile version of ConnectCarolina, students can conveniently add or drop classes, view class schedules, change emergency… Read More about CarolinaGO: Mobile App.

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  • Decommission ADFS Infrastructure for M365 Authentication

    When UNC migrated to Microsoft 365, we implemented an on-premises infrastructure called “Active Directory Federation Services” (ADFS) to support authentication into Microsoft 365. ADFS addressed security concerns around syncing passwords into the Azure Active Directory Cloud service, but it also created an on-premises dependency for Microsoft 365 and technical debt. Note: Technical debt can be defined as “incomplete configurations or deployments of technology that have been on the books, but due to lack of resources… Read More about Decommission ADFS Infrastructure for M365 Authentication.

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  • Full Position Management

    PeopleSoft, the software that forms the backbone of ConnectCarolina, can be structured by positions, appointments, or a mix of the two. When UNC-Chapel Hill’s implemented ConnectCarolina HR/Payroll, the decision was made to: use positions for SHRA and EHRA Non-faculty (non-student) permanent and temporary positions (64% of employees). not use positions for faculty, Post Docs and EHRA Non-faculty student positions (36% of employees). Since ConnectCarolina HR/Payroll went live seven years ago, the University has been translating… Read More about Full Position Management.

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  • Neutral Hosting/Distributed Antenna System (DAS)

    The Neutral Hosting/DAS initiative is a multi-year effort, funded by the DAS licensees (a consortium consisting of Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T), to provide reliable outdoor and indoor cellular coverage and capacity across the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. This unique approach provides a common (shared) transport infrastructure for the cellular carriers.  Due to the complexities of system design, design approval and construction coordination, DAS deployment is a multi-step process requiring numerous phases. Wireless carriers are no longer permitted to deploy carrier-specific RF infrastructure on… Read More about Neutral Hosting/Distributed Antenna System (DAS).

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  • New Curriculum

    After a three-year process involving hundreds of faculty, students, staff and other key stakeholders, the new General Education curriculum is being implemented for undergraduates beginning in fall 2022. This project implemented the system changes needed to support the new IDEAs in Action curriculum (IDEA stands for Identify, Discover, Evaluate and Act), which replaces the current curriculum adopted in 2006. For more information, visit the IDEAs in Action website.

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  • Operational Excellence Reserve Capacity Phase

    This project will provide students who are registering for classes with information about the number of reserved seats in a class, and who the seats are for.  Currently, students may see that a class is available, and then get an error message when they try to register.  This happens when the class hasn’t reached its’ capacity, but seats are set aside for specific types of students.   For example, there may be reserved seats for first-year… Read More about Operational Excellence Reserve Capacity Phase.

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