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The Decision: How did UDAcademe get started?



A task force was commissioned in 2013


Ken Barner, Professor & Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Anna Bloch, Director HRIS records management
Peggy Bottorff, Associate Provost
Helen Bowers, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Finance
Andrea Boyle, Sr. Editor, Office of Communications and Public Affairs
Deni Galileo, Professor of Biological Science & President of the Faculty Senate
Carl Jacobson, VP Information Technology
Steven Peuquet, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy
& Director, Center for Community Research and Service
John Sawyer, Professor of Business Administration & Associate Provost IRE
Gerry Turkel, Professor of Sociology & AAUP Contract Maintenance Officer
George Watson, Professor of Physics & Dean, College of Arts and Science


 Committee charged Fall 2013 by Deputy Provost Nancy Brickhouse


• Consider pros and cons of faculty activity systems
• Identify desired and appropriate uses of faculty activity system
• Review seven different providers & developed requirements for acceptable systems
• Recommendation: proceed with top providers to the Provost, December 2013


Procurement engaged formal RFP process Spring 2014


• Vendor proposals accepted May 2014
• HR verification of process compatibility Summer/Fall 2014
• IT verification of data security Summer/Fall 2014
• Legal contract review Fall 2014 – Contracting Spring 2015


Open forums for faculty administrators & faculty to review top 2 providers


• December 10, 2014, February 13, 2015, February 24, 2015


Selection from among finalists made by deans


• Review of documents March 18, 2015
• Final Decision April 8, 2015