This Fall, the Office of the Registrar staff, UWIT staff, and other UW offices participated in the annual Kuali Days Conference, held in Austin Texas. Kuali is a community source software system being developed by universities throughout the world for the management of processes such as enrollment and registration. The University of Washington is a… Read More
Information is the lifeblood of a university, both in terms of teaching students and in learning about its operations. With information systems as sophisticated as the UW’s, that learning process is multi-faceted and increasingly important. The University’s Office of the Information Officer for Student Life (IOSL) understands this and is looking for the right person to step into the role of Learning Manager.
A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education illustrates that the open-source approach to developing software to help manage universities is gaining legitimacy. It outlines how the Kuali Foundation’s grassroots efforts are beginning to challenge “Big Software.”
Another major Kuali milestone has been reached: the introduction of first official version of Kuali Rice. The “community-source” software graduated from beta status with its 1.0 release.
July 1 marked the beginning of a new fiscal year. It makes sense, then, that Colorado State University and San Joaquin Delta College chose that day to launch the Kuali Financial System (KFS) on their campuses. The adoption of Kuali’s financial system by other universities is a major milestone for Kuali, a consortium of which the UW is a part.