New catalog system launched

August 31, 2018 | UToday
By Staff

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The Office of the Provost has launched a new online University catalog.

The new catalog is built on a computer-assisted translation software platform, which integrates with student information systems, flags errors, and provides summary reports to deliver an academic catalog website that accurately reflects the University’s programs.

“The computer-assisted translation program ensures that the material in the catalog is aligned with the contents of Banner and UAchieve, thus bringing us one step closer to an integrated software environment that supports our students’ success in navigating and completing their academic programs,” Dr. R. William Ayres, senior vice provost for academic affairs, said.

Catalog content is search engine-optimized and features advanced search capabilities so important content may be found quickly. The catalog also may be integrated with social media so students and advisors are able to share information.

And while the catalog still will be published once a year, users have the ability to produce formatted and print-ready PDF documents from any page with a single click.

“This new online University catalog is easy to use and designed to facilitate student success,” Ayres said. “Thanks to months of hard work by the Office of the Provost and college faculty and leadership, this new catalog is a reality.”

Now the Office of the Provost is developing a curriculum tracking system that integrates with the new catalog. The curriculum management software works with the catalog’s computer-assisted translation program to automatically update the catalog with approved course, program and student information system data.

“The curriculum management software shares information from Banner to deliver a seamless progression from curriculum proposal through faculty governance to publication in the catalog,” Ayres said.

Faculty and staff training sessions on the new curriculum management system will be announced during fall semester.

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