Friday, August 17, 2012

IT Developments at CAS

With the eUP of the UP System, and the OpenERP of UP Manila, what can CAS offer?

DPSM has started the Faculty Information System (FIS), which the IT Office hopes to improve. In the meeting yesterday, the Dean of the College of Dentistry, Dr Medina, mentioned the frustrating data collection done by the UP System - Forms 15 to 23. I wanted to answer that the CAS is doing that, but I could not. I don't want to. Not yet. I have to wait until the FIS is improved.

Also, the Office of the Dean has purchased wireless routers for deployment at CAS (and SSWC) to improve the coverage of the wireless (obviously) network. I simply hope our internet gets better for the students and faculty to appreciate the development our College is doing.

On my own level, as practice of my training in database, I will make an equipment / property information system. The aim of this system is for the College (through the Supply Officer) to track maintenance activities, purchases, expenses and utilization related to the various equipment of the College.

I wanted to type "What else?" but I had to erase that. I am not even an information technology or information system officer, so these things are not actually within my responsibility. I want to help, but I want to make sure I can help well. So I will limit my effort to the smaller things for now.

For the AAC meeting, I hope I can communicate effectively the desire of the College - a comprehensive academic institutional information system (educational ERP?) that can answer their information needs so that they can manage effectively and efficiently. It will be slow, but this is a start.

I know we can do it. We just need to have the will and engage.