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UETN Projects and Initiatives For FY2017

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

 1
IVC Refresh 2017

Lead: Technical Services
85%

Last Update: 7/26/17
2
Coordinate Four Corners Network Development Project

Lead: Technical Services
20%

Last Update: 7/26/17
3
Continue to identify and evaluate emerging synchronous video solutions based on the identified needs of the UETN stakeholder.

Lead: Technical Services
Ongoing

Last Update: 7/26/17
4
Continue IT Asset Management Project

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 4/12/17
5
Coordinate CIB funded structural improvements to Cold Springs Communication site (Abajo Mountains outside of Monticello)

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 1/10/17
6
Coordinate CIB funded tower replacement at Cedar Mesa (Just above Moki Dugway overlooking Bluff and Mexican Hat, UT).

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 7/26/17
7
Coordinate, engineer and install USHE alternate 10 gigabit broadband circuit from USHE Offices at Gateway to the Downtown Data Center.

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 4/12/17
8
Define, communicate and implement new UEN PoP requirements.

Lead: Technical Services
92%

Last Update: 7/26/17
9
Continue Technical Services equipment replacement/refresh.

Lead: Technical Services
Ongoing

Last Update: 726/17
10
Complete transition to the new Joint Master Control.

Lead: K. Anderson
Deferred
95%

Last Update: 6/26/17
11
Address trend in audience access to media by exploring options for streaming video online.

Lead: K. Anderson
Ongoing

Last Update: 6/26/17
12
Continue to broadcast high-quality educational programming that aligns with stakeholder needs.

Lead: K. Anderson
Ongoing

Last Update: 6/26/17
13
Daggett County Fiber Project

Lead: Technical Services
30%

Last Update: 4/12/17
14
Support the Salt Lake City School District Data Center move project.

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 7/26/17
Application Services

1
Review and assess needs for instructional media platform.

Leads: K. Garrett
Deferred
50%

Last Update: 7/7/17
2
Establish production workflow to integrate 360 video.

Lead: L. Weeks

Last Update: 7/7/17
3
Promote UETN’s services with video and explore other distribution mechanisms.

Leads: K. Garrett

Deferred
40%

Last Update: 7/7/17
4
Expand UEN’s YouTube channel and use of video in various social media platforms.

Leads: N. Reynolds
Ongoing

Last Update: 7/7/17
5
Investigate and implement digital asset management solution.

Lead: K.Garrett

Last Update: 12/14/16
6
Build out capacity for YouTube live-streaming.

Leads: Media Services
Deferred

Last Update: 7/7/17
7
Produce 8 local segments for Art Connection and SciTech Now.

Lead: Media Services

Last Update: 7/7/17
8
Support partner organization with media needs (UHEAA, UWLP, UHESA).

Lead: K. Garrett

Last Update: 7/7/17
9
Refresh the graphics and interstitials on UEN-TV.

Leads: Media Services
Deferred
40%

Last Update: 7/7/17
10
Produce videos with the Hogle Zoo that align to the SEEd standards.

Leads: Media Services
Deferred
30%

Last Update: 7/7/17
11
Develop new workflow to accommodate new broadcast infrastructure (dependent on master control move).

Leads: K.Garrett
Deferred
20%

Last Update: 7/7/17
12
Create training and promotional materials to support new teacher-upload feature of eMedia.

Leads: K.Garrett
Eliminated

Last Update: 12/14/16
13
Produce eight arts and science/technology segments for UEN-TV programs "Art Connection" and "SciTech Now".

Leads: K.Garrett
Eliminated

Last Update: 12/14/16
14
Establish production standards and guidelines for digital and broadcast media.

Leads: K.Garrett
Eliminated

Last Update: 12/14/16
15
Refresh interstitials and promotional content on UEN-TV.

Leads: K.Garrett
Eliminated

Last Update: 12/14/16
16
Develop Security Web Portal

Lead: R.Keele & UEN Security Dept.
70%

Last Update: 7/19/17
17
Enhance student interactives to make them searchable

Lead: J. Reed
Eliminated

Last Update: 8/1/16
18

Lead: M.Dumas

Last Update: 4/25/17
19
Improve and update ResearchQuest in support of NHMU

Lead: M.Dumas
J.Reed

Last Update: 1/5/17
20
Develop webpages to support UEN Outreach Activities

Lead: M.Dumas
Ongoing

Last Update: 5/12/17
21
Support UtahFutures

Lead: L.Hunter
K.Krier
Ongoing

Last Update: 11/17/16
22
Develop Network Outage Calendar for UTN

Lead: R.Keele

Last Update: 10/16/16
23
Develop Attendance Awareness page for USBE

Lead: M.Dumas

Last Update: 8/25/16
24
Develop Supporting New Students to America page for USBE

Lead: M.Dumas and J.Anderson

Last Update: 8/30/16
25
Migrate MySQL to PostgreSQL databases

Lead: J. Reed
Deferred
85%

Last Update: 6/26/17
26
Support USBE Specialists by posting Core Resources on UEN.org

Lead: UEN Web Services
Ongoing

Last Update: 1/6/17
27
Retool Web Hosting Toward Automation

Lead: B.Peterson
Duplicate
#55

Last Update: 1/12/17
28
Update the lesson plan tool

Lead: K.Branson
90%

Last Update: 7/19/17
29
Conduct Identity management pilot (InCommon / Shibboleth)

Leads: K.Branson & J.Stewart
55%

Last Update: 7/19/17
30
Upgrade my.uen portal

Lead: K.Branson
5%

Last Update: 7/19/17
31
Rewrite all Perl/CGI applications

Lead: K.Branson
96%

Last Update: 7/19/17
32
Build better management with Maven and SVN

Lead: K.Branson
80%

Last Update: 7/19/17
33
Update Rubric Tool

Lead: K.Branson

Last Update: 7/19/17
34
Framework security upgrades

Lead: K.Branson
90%

Last Update: 7/19/17
35
Develop Unit Tool

Lead: K.Branson
0%

Last Update: 7/19/17
36
Externalize application configurations

Lead: K.Branson
75%

Last Update: 7/19/17
37
Develop JIRA custom plugins for QuickTicket functionality

Lead: K.Branson
10%

Last Update: 7/19/17
38
Conduct product maintenance and functional enhancements

Lead: K.Branson
Ongoing

Last Update: 7/19/17
39
Develop processes including support and training required to roll-out Cisco Collaborative Meeting Room (CMR) with WebEx to UEN stakeholders.

Lead: Technical Services
80%

Last Update: 7/26/17
40
Develop Prevention Dimensions page for USBE

Lead: M.Dumas

Last Update: 11/15/16
41

Lead: J.Anderson

Last Update: 3/22/17
42
Develop Loveland Aquarium page

Lead: M.Dumas

Last Update: 8/25/16
42
Develop Equity and Advocacy page for USBE

Lead: M.Dumas

Last Update: 12/14/16
42
Develop Career and College Awareness page for USBE

Lead: M.Dumas

Last Update: 2/3/17
45
Develop Law Enforcement Manual page for USBE

Lead: M.Dumas

Last Update: 1/10/17
46
Develop Every Student Succeeds Act page for USBE

Lead: M.Dumas
K.Krier

Last Update: 6/12/17
47
Develop Suicide Prevention Crisis Toolkit page for USBE

Lead: M.Dumas
J.Anderson

Last Update: 12/13/16
48
Develop Develop SkillsOnlineUtah landing page.

Lead: M.Dumas

Last Update: 1/19/17
49
Conduct RFP to obtain additional tools for UtahFutures.

Lead: UF Team

Last Update: 4/17/17
50
Implement selected tools from the RFP for UtahFutures website enhancement

Lead: UF Team
Q3

Last Update: 12/14/16
51
Deploy new methods to engage parents with UtahFutures

Lead: UF Team
Q3

Last Update: 12/14/16
52
Coordinate with marketing firm to create playbook for UtahFutures outreach

Lead: UF Team
Q3

Last Update: 12/14/16
53
Move applications to HTTPS

Lead: K.Branson
90%

Last Update: 7/19/17
54
Move to Downtown Data Center (DDC)

Lead: B.Peterson

Last Update: 1/11/17
55
Tool Web Hosting Toward Automation

Lead: B.Peterson
Ongoing

Last Update: 1/11/17
56
Deploy DNS IPv6 AnyCast addresses for native IPv6 name resolution throughout the network

Lead: B.Peterson

Last Update: 4/10/17
57
Implement UDA Project Go

Lead: B.Peterson
Transitioning to DWS

Last Update: 4/10/17
58
Create Virtual Data Center where EBC and DDC essentially one.

Lead: B.Peterson

Last Update: 4/10/17
59
Enterprise Software Defined Network Deployment RDC, EBC and DDC

Lead: B.Peterson

Last Update: 4/10/17
60
Develop Student Data Privacy page for USBE

Lead: M.Dumas

Last Update: 2/22/17
61
Develop Early Learning for Salt Lake County and Early Childhood Utah page for Bureau of Child Development.

Lead: M.Dumas

Last Update: 4/10/17
Support Services

1
Develop and design UEN Genius Day workshops in order to expand support and training with district specialists

Lead: PD Staff
Eliminated

Last Update: 7/11/17
2
Increase participation in social media sites

Leads: S.Cohen & R.Finlinson
Ongoing

Last Update: 8/8/16
3
Manage FCC broadcast infrastructure changes due to Spectrum repack

Lead: K.Anderson & P.Titus
0%

Last Update: 5/3/16
4
Create five new professional development courses on topics including Genius Hour, Coding, Chromebooks, and Breakout EDU.

Lead: J.Brooksby

Last Update: 4/11/17
5
Convert Intel courses into MOOC style courses.

Lead: J.Brooksby

Last Update: 4/11/17
6
Present at eight Digital Teaching & Learning Bootcamps to increase awareness of PD opportunities and UETN resources.

Lead: J.Brooksby

Last Update: 9/30/16
7
Partner with at least 3 additional districts or regional service centers for course sharing.

Lead: J.Brooksby

Last Update: 12/14/16
8
Partner with at least two additional districts or regional service centers for Educational Technology Endorsement programs.

Lead: J.Brooksby

Last Update: 12/14/16
9
Increase number of teachers teaching SUU courses for Endorsement program.

Lead: J.Brooksby

Last Update: 12/14/16
10
Start program for school principals, Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning in partnership with Friday Institute.

Lead: J.Brooksby

Last Update: 4/11/17
11
Increase awareness of education and health resources in diverse Utah communities by leveraging UETN broadcast programming.

Lead: L. Cohne
Ongoing

Last Update: 12/14/16
12
Amplify local efforts to improve college and career readiness through Utah American Graduate (UTAG).

Lead: J.Gibbs

Last Update: 7/11/17
13
Raise awareness of STEM concepts and careers in Utah with an updated UEN SciFi Friday.

Lead: J.Gibbs
K.Anderson

Last Update: 7/11/17
14
Help increase educator skills and qualifications by supporting USBE online endorsement, professional development and student support courses.

Lead: T. Stack
Ongoing

Last Update: 12/14/16
15
Improve access to adult workforce training through management and promotion of online training resources at SkillsOnlineUtah

Lead: T. Stack
Ongoing

Last Update: 12/14/16
16
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

1
Research and plan for FCC spectrum repack of KUEN

Lead: P.Titus
Pending

Last Update: 5/3/16
2
Seek and support additional merger opportunities between UEN and UTN.

Lead: R.Timothy
Ongoing

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

Lead: R.Timothy
Ongoing

Last Update: 3/31/16
4
Organize K12 EduRoam Pilot for Districts in the State

Lead: Technical Services
50%

Last Update: 1/11/17
5
Organize and Implement Lea(R)n Pilot for Districts in the State

Lead: Technical Services
60%

Last Update: 4/13/17
6
Assess Districts’ Wireless Needs

Lead: Technical Services
30%

Last Update: 4/13/17
7
Prepare Engineering Study Public Ed. Infrastructure for Digital Teaching & Learning

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 1/19/16
8
2017-2018 Prepare Engineering Study Public Ed. Infrastructure for Digital Teaching & Learning

Lead: Technical Services
Eliminated

Last Update: 4/13/17
9
Develop new Charter School Setup / Circuit Protocol and Check List

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 1/11/17
10
Develop UtahFutures impact logic model

Lead: L.Hunter
Q3

Last Update: 12/14/16
11
Expand and strengthen strategic partnerships

Lead: All
Q3

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

Lead: L.Hunter
Q3

Last Update: 12/14/16
13
Support Digital Teaching and Learning initiative

Lead: UETN Leadership
Q3

Last Update: 1/6/17
14
Research and plan for ATSC 3.0 broadcast standards

Lead: L.Hunter
Q4

Last Update: 12/14/16
15
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
16
Continue to update board policies and governance documents

Lead: L.Hunter
Ongoing

Last Update: 12/14/16
17
Support professional growth of UETN staff

Lead: UETN Leadership
Ongoing

Last Update: 12/14/16
18
Support CPB and FCC Compliance by coordinating UEN-TV report workflow.

Lead: J. Gibbs
Ongoing

Last Update: 7/11/17
19
Update and Develop the Charter School Advocate Support Process Helping to Ensure UETN is Meeting the Needs of Charter Schools

Lead: Technical Services
40%

Last Update: 4/13/17
20
Develop a List of Wireless Recommendations and Standards to be used by Districts as they Implement Highly Effective Wireless Networks in Schools

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 1/11/17
21
Plan, Support and Implement Statewide Public Ed. Technology Inventory for Digital Teaching & Learning

Lead: Technical Services
35%

Last Update: 4/13/17
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