Implementation of ISIS — the Web-based system
that will provide access to all student records in one
location with the same interface for all users — is
proceeding according to schedule, according to Barbara
Shaffer, executive director of the ISIS project.
Work on the
Internet Student Information System, the university's
first fully integrated student information system, began in
March 2001 and is expected to be completed by summer 2005.
The system is divided into four "modules" —
admissions, billing, financial aid and
The School of Nursing, which in July 1999 implemented
an early version of the admissions module, added the
registration module in April 2003. The Undergraduate Office
of Admissions implemented the admissions module during
summer 2003, followed in the fall by the Whiting School's
Part-Time Programs in Engineering and Applied Science, the
School of Professional Studies in Business and Education
and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences' Advanced
This month, Shaffer said, the financial aid system is
scheduled to go live at the schools of Medicine, Nursing
and Public Health.
In June, all schools will be implementing the Student
Billing System, according to Shaffer. Throughout summer and
fall, additional academic divisions will begin using the
admissions module to manage prospects and applicants. In
November, the Homewood Financial Aid Office will package
the early decision applicants using the new financial aid
system; the remaining schools will begin using the module
in January 2005.
When ISIS is complete, students will be able to submit
an application for admission online, view financial aid,
register for courses and track billing information through
a single Web site.
To learn more about ISIS and how it will impact
faculty, staff and students in 2004, go to
To register for the ISIS listserve that will offer
regular updates on the project's status, click on "More