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Student, Faculty, Staff FAQs Now Available!

FAQs (i.e. a Registration Resource Guide) on how to use the new system are now available for students, faculty, and staff on the EMAS website!

Embracing the Future

The LEAPForward Initiatitive is helping Illinois State University to embrace a future of continued success for its students, faculty, staff, and community. In addition to the information available here, be sure to visit LEAPForward on Facebook for other fun and important updates.

August Release Details

The first phase of the new Illinois State University student information system is scheduled for migration into production during the weekend of August 1st - 3rd.  To learn more, check out the August Release Details page.

Town Hall Wrap-Up

The LEAPForward Town Hall meeting was held in the State Farm Hall of Business on Friday, June 13. There were nearly 150 in attendance along with more than 70 devices logged onto the LEAPForward website watching the live stream. The presentation highlighted major areas of the Initiative including an overview of the products that have been selected; an implementation time line; and the progress of implementing the various products. A demonstration of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions was also presented.

LEAPForward Town Hall Meeting

Join the LEAPForward team for the next town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, June 13, in the State Farm Hall of Busi­ness Caterpillar Auditorium.

The team will be updating the campus community on the status of the LEAPForward projects and program timeline. In addition there will be demonstrations of the new systems.

Anyone unable to attend can watch the Town Hall "LIVE" on the LEAPForward website.

Functional Team Making Progress

Workshops, training and configuration continue in the Professional Development Building.  Admissions, Student Records and Financial Aid are currently working on configuration for the new student information system.  Student Accounts will begin training next week and Academic Advising will begin workshops in late summer.

Workshops Have Begun

Workshops for Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions have officially begun for functional leads.  To stay up-to-date on the progress of all area of the LEAPForward Initiative, check out our weekly status updates and our monthly newsletter.

SIS Kick-Off for PeopleSoft Campus Solutions

LEAPForward held the official kick-off with Oracle’s project leadership team for the new Illinois State University Student Information System (SIS). There were more than 75 people in attendance including numerous departments across campus, the LEAPForward team, and University leadership.  The implementation of Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions will begin in February. 

Introducing the new Student Information System

LEAPForward is pleased to announce the selection of Oracle's PeopleSoft Campus Solutions as the Illinois State University Student Information System. Since the Initiative began in December of 2011, over 2,500 campus-wide participants, including a senior leadership steering team, logged over 35,000 hours in support of this effort.  As we transition from planning to implementation, we want to once again express our gratitude for the hard work and determination of all those who participated.


RFPs Currently Closed

The ITSM Tool, BI Environment, and Housing and Dining Tool RFPs have all officially closed. Vendor proposals are currently being evaluated. Final selections will be presented to the LEAPForward Steering Team and Board of Trustees for approval.


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