SIS Project Scope

When students register for courses, are advised on their academic progress, view bills, or request a transcript, they are tapping into the university’s foundation: the administrative and technical infrastructure known as our student information system (SIS).

SIS supports hundreds of key university functions, from admissions to graduation, and yet, most of us interact with only part of the student information system.

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At Tufts, SIS facilitates communication between administrative departments across the university which enables us to provide a vast network of resources and services for Tufts students, faculty, and staff.

The major areas of the SIS Project include:

  • Admissions Interfaces
  • Financial Aid
    • Getting student data from PeopleSoft to financial aid systems to allow us to determine awards
    • Sending award information to PeopleSoft so that financial aid can be reflected on student bills
  • Institutional Reporting
    • Data Warehouse
  • Student Financials
    • Semester/term/session activities related to student billing
    • Payment recording and reconciliation
    • Payment reporting and distribution
    • Revenue and expense reporting for the university
  • Student Registration and Records
    • Academic advising/progress
    • Course enrollment and final registration
    • Course and schedule creation
    • Classroom space assignments
    • Grading
    • Integration of records from admissions
    • Reporting
    • Graduation
    • Transcript development
  • Technical Development
    • Conversion of legacy system data into PeopleSoft
    • Customization of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions to meet Tufts’ needs
    • Custom reports
    • Custom development of interfaces to 3rd party systems and other departments without direct SIS access
    • Development of a self-service interface for students and faculty, branded for each school
  • Technical Infrastructure
    • Creation of a robust, secure, and redundant infrastructure for the SIS platform, leveraging the UIT Data Centers
    • Administration of the systems, databases, and application technology required to support new SIS
    • Management of the technology vendors who provide software, hardware, and services to support the SIS platform
  • Training and Documentation