Supporting the transformation of the student experience

Recognizing the needs of the campus community, UC Berkeley has made a strategic decision to replace its constellation of aging, disparate, and internally built and maintained student systems with a modern, nimble and effective vendor-supported system that will include admissions, enrollment, registration, financial aid, student accounts, and advising. The SIS Project has strong support from students, faculty, staff and campus leadership and is seen as one of the highest administrative priorities on our campus.  


The Case for Change

The current SIS is greatly hampering the ability to provide efficient service to students creating financial, registration, course planning, and advisement issues that result in unneeded expense and delayed graduation. The aging SIS system is also a pain point for the faculty who are unable to adequately manage the basic issues around course management. The current labor intensive solutions take precious time away from faculty and staff. To get a sense of the compelling case for change and understand the scope and complexity of this project view an overview diagram of existing systems.

(Select diagram to see a larger version of the system we are replacing)

Current System Map

The new SIS will be able to prompt students when they are in the “warning zone” for financial or academic issues. It will empower students to create course plans to ensure timely graduation. It will free them from the frustration of the Telebears process.

Faculty will be liberated from the tedious manual tasks that they are now forced to do. This new found efficiency will enable them to focus more on advisement and other student services. They will also be supplied with new information that will empower them to make informed decisions based on data.


Student Laptop