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This project list of projects offers a view of notable campus projects with information technology components. Links to additional project information are provided where available.

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AIS Mobile (Phase 3: Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions) This project will "mobilize" undergraduate and graduate student admissions pages in AIS / MyUCSC making the interface more usable on mobile devices.  More than simply a responsive design, the solution will simulate a web application making important functions easy to find and use. Closed Jan 2018 April 2018

Erica Simpkins

APM Developer Tools Project 

This project will implement a shared server environment for hosting tools used by APM developers for code development, management, and deployment.
Active 8/5/2016 July 2018 Charles McIntyre

APM Infrastructure Refresh

This project will migrate enterprise applications from Solaris hardware to Amazon Web Services (AWS).  For more information visit the project website.
Closed August 2016 December 2018 Kari Robertson

AutoSys to Control-M conversion

Migrate job automation infrastructure from locally-managed AutoSys to Control-M, managed by PCSSC.
Closed November 2016 June 2018  Glenn Blackler 

Campus-Wide MFA

Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for all Gold applications for all active faculty, students, and staff.

Active September 2018 October 2019 Glenn Blackler

Community Application Review System (CARS)

This project will expand and generalize the software to provide staff, students, and outside members of the community with a simple and flexible application/review process for many scenarios including applications, petitions, proposals, appeals and requests.
Active 09/28/2015 March 2019 Leslie Geary

Database Encryption,

Project #1 - UCPath

Implement encryption on designated systems with restricted data. Objectives/Deliverables: 1) Research capabilities and options for MySQL, Oracle and SQL server; 2) Determine encryption options related to key management and performance, including "in transit", “at rest”, and “in use/in motion”; 3) Implement the selected encryption option. NOTE: This is a multi-project implementation, where the first project is focused on UCPath. Subsequent projects will focus on each specific service/system with restricted data.
Active 09/01/2012 07/01/2014 Ken Smith (UCPath)

Dining Services Odyssey/Micros Cloud Migration

Led by Dining Services and supported by ITS, this project moves two enterprise systems, Odyssey and Micros, which manage student meal plans and point of sale for all campus dining locations, to cloud hosting, improving reliability and supportability. It also implements point-to-point encryption for credit card purchases, which improves security for dining patrons across campus and removes PCI restricted data from university networks and therefore from our support purview. Phase 1 completed in December 2018. 
Active March 2018 Summer 2019 (estimated) Josto Puddu, Shashank Nimje, Leslie Geary

DocuSign for Campus 

Implement an eSignature Service for the campus
Active TBD TBD Stephanie Nielsen
Global Engagement MoveON
International Mobility and Partnership Management


2/1/2019 July 2019 George Sabos, John Guertin (ITS Contact)
Identity & Access Management Vision
This project will work with an industry security and identity management expert to develop a 3-5 year roadmap for identity and access management services at UCSC. Includes analysis and recommendations for appropriate service levels, tools, end-user experience improvements, campus governance, and the most appropriate set of tools to support our IAM needs.


9/1/2018 June 30, 2019 David Turner
IS-3 Implementation - Phase 1
1st phase of multi-phased, multi-year implementation of new IS-3 policy and standards; phase 1 includes templates and processes (risk treatment plan, threat assessment, risk assessment, exception process, etc.) and proposal(s) for subsequent phase(s).


2/4/2019 6/30/19 Tamara Santos
LMS Replacement: eCommons to Canvas
The LMS Replacement - eCommons to Canvas project has reached the following milestones:
Canvas @UCSC- The permanent Canvas LMS instance for UCSC is live and available for all faculty. This service replaces eCommons (Sakai). 
Stabilization and end-of-life for existing Sakai services - eCommons is stable. As of Spring 2017, no new course materials are being created in eCommons. eCommons will not be used for instruction after Winter 2018. All faculty, staff, and student access to eCommons ends with Winter 2018. OCE Replacement is in early stages of implementation. Sakai services are on schedule to be fully depricated in Summer 2018.
Canvas Pilot (UCOP) - the UCOP pilot has concluded and all course materials migrated to Canvas @UCSC. Online courses  continue to be offered each quarter through UCOnline, hosted at UCOP.


Closed 7/1/16 12/31/18 Leslie Kern
Meal Plans Donations Application

The goal of this project is two fold.

  1. To allow students to make donations for any Dining related Food Drive on campus. To begin with, the WebApp will support "Second Harvest Food Drive" known as the "Meal Plan and Flexi Dollar Drive" on campus, and it will also support "Swipes for Slugs" Program, so students can donate their meals to other students on campus.
  2. To sunset and replace the legacy ColdFusion "Second Harvest" application.
Closed November 2016 February 2019 Shashank Nimje, Leslie Geary
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) This project will enable multi-factor authentication using Duo Security to protect campus systems. Includes deployment to DC VPN (wave 1), Shibboleth (wave 2), HIPAA systems (wave 3), and others upon request (wave 4). Closed January 2016 December 2016 (wave 1) Kari Robertson


Perceptive Content 7.x Upgrade


Upgrade the latest version of the Hylands Perceptive Content document management software. 
Active TBD TBD Stephanie Nielsen
Student Housing Online (SHO) Migration to StarRez Replace the Student Housing Online (SHO) application with the SaaS vendor product StarRez.  This project includes market research, strategy selection, implementation of the new system, and retirement of the legacy application. Active 04/12/2016 5/30/2020 Rachel Cookerly

Telecommunications Infrastructure Upgrade

(Formerly known as Telecommunications Master Plan)

Series of projects addressing communications infrastructure modifications to support voice, data, video, and multimedia requirements through fiscal year 2021. Phases A and B are complete. CHES Phase 1 is complete. Phase C will be completed June 2019.   Active 07/31/2011 07/31/2021

General Hopper


The University of California is in the midst of a systemwide implementation to replace the current Payroll Personnel System (PPS) with a new Human Resource and Payroll System (UCPath) and launch a systemwide shared service center in Riverside (UCPath Center). The implementation of UCPath is one of the largest and most complex administrative projects UC has ever undertaken.

Currently UCPath has been deployed at UCOP, UCR, UCM, ASUCLA, UCLA, UCSB and UCB. The UCSC deployment is scheduled for December 2019. 

To learn more about the UCPath project, we invite you to visit the UCSC project website

Active 08/1/2011  TBD Laurie Eppler
Web Application Scanning Project This project will satisfy UCOP audit MCA #3 by implementing the Netsparker Pro scanning tool; incorporate the operations of this tool into the existing Vulnerability Scan service; and establish a consultative capability that provides analysis, advice, and remediation guidance to Service Providers whose web applications were found to be vulnerable. Active 08/17/2017 01/16/2018

Lisa Gardner 

Web Services Migration to AWS Hosting In keeping with APM's migration to cloud hosting, this project will move hosting for a series of web applications to Amazon's AWS hosting service. Services include the Campus WCMS, WWW2 hosting, and a set of LAMP-based web applications. Active 3/1/2019 3/1/2020

Glenn Blackler

Last updated on Mar 21, 2019

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