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UETN Projects and Initiatives For FY2018

This initiatives list represents projects that will be addressed during fiscal year 2018 (Q1: July - Sept, Q2: Oct - Dec, Q3: Jan - March, Q4: April - June). This does not include ongoing operations or maintenance items. (2017 Initiatives)
Network Services Application Services Support Services Operations
Network Services

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IVC Refresh 2017

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 10/5/17
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Coordinate Four Corners Network Development Project

Lead: Technical Services
20%

Last Update: 10/5/17
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Continue to identify and evaluate emerging synchronous video solutions based on the identified needs of the UETN stakeholder.

Lead: Technical Services
Ongoing

Last Update: 10/5/17
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Define, communicate and implement new UEN PoP requirements.

Lead: Technical Services
92%

Last Update: 7/26/17
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Continue Technical Services equipment replacement/refresh.

Lead: Technical Services
Ongoing

Last Update: 10/5/17
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Address trend in audience access to media by exploring options for streaming video online.

Lead: K. Anderson
Ongoing

Last Update: 6/26/17
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Continue to broadcast high-quality educational programming that aligns with stakeholder needs.

Lead: K. Anderson
Ongoing

Last Update: 6/26/17
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Daggett County Fiber Project

Lead: Technical Services
30%

Last Update: 7/26/17
Application Services

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Expand UEN’s use of 360 video in production and training.

Leads: Media Services
Q2

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Pilot launch OER Commons (Equella replacement).

Leads: Media Services
Q4

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Promote UETN's services with video and explore other distribution mechanisms.

Leads: Media Services
Ongoing

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Produce at eight local segments for Art Connection and SciTech Now.

Leads: Media Services
Q4

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Produce five Workplace Ready course promos.

Leads: Media Services & Outreach Team
Q2

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Produce promotional videos for Preschool Pioneer.

Leads: Media Services & Outreach Team
Q2

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Migrate media files to Kaltura streaming media server.

Leads: Media Services
Q3

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Promote and expand Canyons School District Film Festival.

Leads: Media Services
Q4

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Expand UEN’s social media channels involving video. (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram)

Leads: Media Services
Q4

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Refresh KUEN's graphic and interstitial packages.

Leads: Media Services
Q2
40%

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Produce videos with the Hogle Zoo that align to the SEEd standards.

Leads: Media Services
Q4
30%

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Develop new workflow to accommodate new broadcast infrastructure (dependent on master control move).

Leads: Media Services

Last Update: 10/4/17
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Support partner organizations with media needs (UHEAA, UWLP, UtahFutures, UHESA).

Leads: Media Services
Ongoing

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Refresh the look and feel of uen.org

Leads: Web Services
90%

Last Update: 11/3/17
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Investigate and implement proven Search Engine Optimization techniques

Leads: Web Services
20%

Last Update: 9/22/17
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Enhance popular student interactives pages to make them searchable

Leads: Web Services

Last Update: 9/22/17
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Update online tutorials for UEN tools

Leads: Web Services

Last Update: 9/22/17
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Investigate security vulnerabilities of web framework

Leads: Web Services
Ongoing

Last Update: 11/14/17
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Redesign UEN's SciFi Friday web page.

Leads: Web Services
85%

Last Update: 9/22/17
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Migrate MySQL to PostgreSQL databases

Leads: Web Services

Last Update: 11/14/17
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Develop webpages to support UEN Outreach Activities

Lead: Web Services
Ongoing

Last Update: 8/7/17
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Support USBE Specialists by posting Core Resources on UEN.org

Lead: Web Services
Ongoing

Last Update: 8/6/17
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Develop and launch an updated UtahFutures interface.

Lead: UF Team
Q2

Last Update: 9/22/17
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Support UtahFutures

Lead: L.Hunter & UF Team
Ongoing

Last Update: 9/22/17
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Develop Security Web Portal

Lead: R.Keele & UEN Security Dept.
75%

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Update the lesson plan tool

Lead: K.Branson
95%

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Conduct Identity management pilot (InCommon / Shibboleth)

Leads: K.Branson & J.Stewart
75%

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Upgrade my.uen portal

Lead: K.Branson
5%

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Rewrite all Perl/CGI applications

Lead: K.Branson
98%

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Build better management with Maven and SVN

Lead: K.Branson
80%

Last Update: 7/19/17
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Upgrade framework security

Lead: K.Branson

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Develop Unit Tool

Lead: K.Branson
0%

Last Update: 7/19/17
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Externalize application configurations

Lead: K.Branson
79%

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Develop JIRA custom plugins for QuickTicket functionality

Lead: K.Branson
10%

Last Update: 7/19/17
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Conduct product maintenance and functional enhancements

Lead: K.Branson
Ongoing

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Rewrite Utah's Online Library

Lead: K.Branson
New

Last Update: 9/25/17
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Develop processes including support and training required to roll-out Cisco Collaborative Meeting Room (CMR) with WebEx to UEN stakeholders.

Lead: Technical Services
10%

Last Update: 10/5/17
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Deploy new methods to engage parents with UtahFutures

Lead: UF Team
Q3

Last Update: 12/14/16
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Coordinate with marketing firm to create playbook for UtahFutures outreach

Lead: UF Team
Q3

Last Update: 12/14/16
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Move applications to HTTPS

Lead: K.Branson
90%

Last Update: 7/19/17
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Tool Web Hosting Toward Automation

Lead: B.Peterson
Ongoing

Last Update: 1/11/17
Support Services

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Partner with regional service centers and districts to complete at least two LBDL programs.

Leads: Professional Development
Q4

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Train the second Utah facilitator cohort for the Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning program.

Leads: Professional Development
Q3

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Create four new professional development courses on topics including Game Based Learning, Mixed Reality, K-6 Canvas, and College and Career Readiness.

Leads: Professional Development
Q3

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Create five new MOOC courses including Apple, Google, Online Library, Canvas, ESRI.

Leads: Professional Development
Q3

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Improve accessibility of all UEN PD online courses with readable PDF’s and closed captioning on all videos.

Leads: Media Services & Professional Development
Q4

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Create importable OER Canvas modules for students to learn UEN Tools and resources.

Leads: Professional Development
Q4

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Promote and provide training on the new UtahFutures Career Exploration Tools.

Leads: Professional Development & Outreach Team
Q3

Last Update: 9/21/17
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Apply for continued funding for local American Graduate initiative.

Lead: Outreach Team

Last Update: 9/26/17
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Drive engagement with American Graduate Day 2017 through Stories of Champions. Co-brand American graduate work with UtahFutures.

Lead: Outreach Team
Q2

Last Update: 9/26/17
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Launch planning for American Graduate Phase Three activity.

Lead: Outreach Team
Q3

Last Update: 9/26/17
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Initiate American Graduate Phase Three activity.

Lead: Outreach Team
Q4

Last Update: 9/26/17
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Pilot EarlyEdu courses in partnership with Headstart and USBE in order to increase Utah’s early childhood workforce access to higher ed.

Lead: Outreach Team
Q2

Last Update: 9/26/17
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Align Preschool Pioneer resources to community needs.

Lead: Outreach Team
Q4

Last Update: 9/26/17
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Create social media plan to increase community engagement with broadcast.

Lead: Outreach Team
Q2

Last Update: 9/26/17
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Update on-air elements to align with current initiatives.

Lead: Outreach Team
Q3

Last Update: 9/26/17
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Promote STEM career resources on the UEN SciFi Friday website to youth/families via an outreach event.

Lead: Outreach Team
Q2

Last Update: 9/26/17
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Leverage tri-monthly theme to build engagement with the UEN SciFi Friday website.

Lead: Outreach Team
Q3

Last Update: 9/26/17
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Evaluate effectiveness of UEN SciFi Friday Reboot campaign.

Lead: Outreach Team
Q4

Last Update: 9/26/17
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CyberCorps State Project/Grant

Leads: Technical Services
40%

Last Update: 9/27/17
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CoSN State Chapter

Leads: Technical Services
90%

Last Update: 9/27/17
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Millard District Team4Tech/CoSN Project

Lead:Technical Services

Last Update: 10/5/17
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Increase participation in social media sites

Leads: S.Cohen & R.Finlinson
Ongoing

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Manage FCC broadcast infrastructure changes due to Spectrum repack

Lead: K.Anderson & P.Titus
0%

Last Update: 5/3/16
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Increase awareness of education and health resources in diverse Utah communities by leveraging UETN broadcast programming.

Lead: L. Cohne
Ongoing

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Help increase educator skills and qualifications by supporting USBE online endorsement, professional development and student support course

Lead: T. Stack
Ongoing

Last Update: 12/14/16
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Improve access to adult workforce training through management and promotion of online training resources at SkillsOnlineUtah

Lead: T. Stack
Ongoing

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Contribute to national media partner network with technical production service for the National Educational Telecommunications Association webinar series

Lead: T. Stack
Ongoing

Last Update: 12/14/16
Operations

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Research and plan for FCC spectrum repack of KUEN

Lead: P.Titus
Pending

Last Update: 5/3/16
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Seek and support additional merger opportunities between UEN and UTN.

Lead: R.Timothy
Ongoing

Last Update: 5/3/16
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Build legislative support and advocacy.

Lead: R.Timothy
Ongoing

Last Update: 3/31/16
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Organize K12 EduRoam Pilot for Districts in the State

Lead: Technical Services
85%

Last Update: 8/3/17
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Assess Districts’ Wireless Needs

Lead: Technical Services
95%

Last Update: 8/3/17
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Develop UtahFutures impact logic model

Lead: L.Hunter

Last Update: 12/14/16
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Secure ongoing funding to support UtahFutures

Lead: L.Hunter
Q3

Last Update: 9/22/17
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Conduct focus group to improve UF.org user experienc.

Leads: UF Team
Q3

Last Update: 9/22/17
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Expand and strengthen strategic partnerships

Lead: All
Ongoing

Last Update: 12/14/16
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Facilitate building modernization study and remodeling projects

Lead: L.Hunter
Q3

Last Update: 12/14/16
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Support Digital Teaching and Learning initiative

Lead: UETN Leadership
Ongoing

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Research and plan for ATSC 3.0 broadcast standards

Lead: L.Hunter
Q4

Last Update: 12/14/16
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Align UETN goals to strategic initiatives of USHE, USBE, UCAT and Gov's Education Excellence Commission

Lead: R.Timothy
Ongoing

Last Update: 12/14/16
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Continue to update board policies and governance documents

Lead: L.Hunter
Ongoing

Last Update: 12/14/16
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Support professional growth of UETN staff

Lead: UETN Leadership
Ongoing

Last Update: 12/14/16
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Support CPB and FCC Compliance by coordinating UEN-TV report workflow.

Lead: J. Gibbs
Ongoing

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Plan, Support and Implement Statewide Public Ed. Technology Inventory for Digital Teaching & Learning

Lead: Technical Services
70%

Last Update: 9/27/17