Academic Information Systems: From Segregation to Integration


The isolation of administrative information systems from academic systems in a college or university promotes the segregation of essential institutional data which could be used to further the academic mission. Through integration of systems across diverse technology platforms and opening access to institutional data, Indiana University has begun to expand the concept of Academic Information Systems (AIS). This article describes the evolution of AIS at Indiana and the forces behind that evolution, portrays the AIS planning process and implementation mechanisms, and draws conclusions that are generalizable to other institutions.

Download Resources