The go-live date for MyCWU is fast approaching—January 27, 2014—less than 70 days away. The project team, change management coalition, focus group members, and a variety of other stakeholders are excited about what the future holds. You can have a look at some PowerPoint presentations on the MyCWU project and change management that have been delivered to several work groups this fall by following the links at www.cwu.edu/icat/.
MyCWU is an integrated hub that provides CWU members with easy access to conduct business as a student, faculty, employee, or supervisor/manager. At recent presentations, audience members have been very encouraging. One attendee stated “MyCWU . . . life simplified, this is going to be great.”
To access MyCWU, simply find the MyCWU logo that will replace the current Wildcat Connection logo that is on the CWU homepage. You will find yourself on the landing page of MyCWU that will be full of relevant communications and a calendar of events for CWU. Once you log-in from this page,“the world is your oyster.” Parts of the Intranet and Wildcat Connection will be available in MyCWU. Current systems, including Safari, Campus Solutions, Student Administration, Human Resources, Financial Management, and PeopleSoft will be located in MyCWU. No longer will you have to log out of one system to log into another and then log back in again. This feature alone is bringing great joy to folks who have to run several reports daily.
Here’s another great benefit. When you are off campus, with MyCWU you will now be able to access most systems you need, simply by logging on to MyCWU. (Currently you have to jump through a couple of hoops to access systems such as online travel and procurement if you are off campus.)
We will be offering several demonstrations and focus groups in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for details. If you come to one of these sessions and find that you want to recommend additional functionality there is a fairly simple process for requesting a solution from the governance committee. Sue Noce, project manager will be able to assist with those details.