Sunday, July 7, 2002

New UH system unifies
community college data

Students on all UH campuses
will have system access soon

Star-Bulletin staff

The University of Hawaii has launched a new computer system that integrates student records and catalogs for its seven community college campuses, completing the first phase of a $20 million project.

University of Hawaii

"The old software was out of date; it just wasn't in development anymore," said John Morton, UH Student Information System project manager.

More changes are planned by fall 2003, when the new technology will replace the four independent computer systems. The student information system will connect the community colleges, the Manoa, Hilo and West Oahu campuses and the five education centers to central servers.

For students taking classes at more than one campus, that means they will be able to register over the Internet, receive a single bill and have their financial aid calculated based on their enrollment at all campuses. Students also will be able to see their academic history from all campuses and check whether they have completed degree requirements.

The new Banner Student System software, provided by SCT Corp., will be funded using new revenue from tuition increases approved last year by the Board of Regents.

Other features to be added over the coming year include an online application process, class registration and computation of financial aid packages.

University of Hawaii

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