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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

1
IVC Refresh 2017

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 10/5/17
2
Coordinate Four Corners Network Development Project

Lead: Technical Services
20%

Last Update: 1/23/18
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: 1/23/18
4
Continue Technical Services equipment replacement/refresh.

Lead: Technical Services
Ongoing

Last Update: 1/23/18
5
Address trend in audience access to media by exploring options for streaming video online.

Lead: K. Anderson
Ongoing

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

Lead: K. Anderson
Ongoing

Last Update: 6/26/17
7
Daggett County Fiber Project

Lead: Technical Services
30%

Last Update: 1/9/18
8
Support eduroam Statewide Implementation

Lead: Technical Services
25%

Last Update: 5/4/18
Application Services

1
Expand UEN’s use of 360 video in production and training.

Leads: Media Services
30%

Last Update: 1/2/18
2
Pilot launch OER Commons (Equella replacement).

Leads: Media Services
50%

Last Update: 5/18/18
3
Promote UETN's services with video and explore other distribution mechanisms.

Leads: Media Services
20%

Last Update: 1/2/18
4
Produce eight local segments for Art Connection and SciTech Now.

Leads: Media Services

Last Update: 5/18/18
5
Produce five Workplace Ready course promos.

Leads: Media Services & Community Engagement Team
Q4

Last Update: 5/18/18
6
Produce promotional videos for Preschool Pioneer.

Leads: Media Services & Community Engagement Team

Last Update: 5/18/18
7
Migrate media files to Kaltura streaming media server.

Leads: Media Services
50%

Last Update: 5/18/18
8
Promote and expand Canyons School District Film Festival.

Leads: Media Services
Q4

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

Leads: Media Services
50%

Last Update: 5/18/18
10
Refresh KUEN's graphic and interstitial packages.

Leads: Media Services
Q2
40%

Last Update: 9/25/17
11
Produce videos with the Hogle Zoo that align to the SEEd standards.

Leads: Media Services
50%

Last Update: 5/18/18
12
Develop new workflow to accommodate new broadcast infrastructure (dependent on master control move).

Leads: Media Services

Last Update: 10/4/17
13
Support partner organizations with media needs (UHEAA, UWLP, UtahFutures, UHESA).

Leads: Media Services
Ongoing

Last Update: 1/2/18
14
Refresh the look and feel of uen.org

Leads: Web Services

Last Update: 11/20/17
15
Investigate and implement proven Search Engine Optimization techniques

Leads: Web Services
70%

Last Update: 5/21/18
16
Enhance popular student interactives

Leads: Web Services
85%

Last Update: 4/27/18
17
Update online tutorials for UEN tools

Leads: Web Services
60%

Last Update: 5/21/18
18
Investigate and mitigate security and vulnerabilities on UEN.org

Leads: Web Services
Ongoing

19
Redesign UEN's SciFi Friday web page.

Leads: Web Services
90%

Last Update: 5/31/18
20
Migrate MySQL to PostgreSQL databases

Leads: Web Services

Last Update: 11/14/17
21
Develop webpages to support UEN Outreach Activities

Lead: Web Services
Ongoing

22
Support USBE Specialists by posting Core Resources on UEN.org

Lead: Web Services
Ongoing

23
Develop and launch an updated UtahFutures interface.

Lead: UF Team
Q3

Last Update: 9/22/17
24
Support UtahFutures

Lead: L.Hunter & UF Team
Ongoing

Last Update: 9/22/17
25
Develop Security Web Portal

Lead: Software Development - R.Keele
90%

Last Update: 4/12/18
26
Update the lesson plan tool

Leads: Software Development - K.Branson

Last Update: 1/15/18
27
Shibboleth pilot

Leads: Software Development - K.Branson & J.Stewart

Last Update: 1/15/18
28
Upgrade my.uen portal

Lead: Software Development - G.Diamond
7%

Last Update: 4/12/18
29
Rewrite all Perl/CGI applications

Leads: Software Development - K.Branson

Last Update: 1/15/18
30
Build better management with Maven and SVN

Lead: Software Development - X.Liang
83%

Last Update: 4/12/18
31
Upgrade framework security

Lead: Software Development - K.Branson

Last Update: 9/25/17
32
Develop Unit Tool

Lead: Software Development - K.Branson
Eliminated

Last Update: 1/15/18
33
Externalize application configurations

Lead: Software Development - K.Branson
78%

Last Update: 4/12/18
34
Develop JIRA custom plugins for QuickTicket functionality

Lead: Software Development - K.Branson
10%

Last Update: 7/19/17
35
Conduct product maintenance and functional enhancements

Lead: Software Development
Ongoing

Last Update: 4/12/18
36
Rewrite Utah's Online Library

Lead: Software Development - K.Williamson
50%

Last Update: 4/12/18
37
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
38
Deploy new methods to engage parents with UtahFutures

Lead: UF Team
Q3

Last Update: 1/15/18
39
Coordinate with marketing firm to create playbook for UtahFutures outreach

Lead: UF Team
Q3

Last Update: 12/14/16
40
Move applications to HTTPS

Lead: Software Development - G.Diamond
11%

Last Update: 4/12/18
41
Tool Web Hosting Toward Automation

Lead: B.Peterson
Ongoing

Last Update: 1/11/17
42
Identity and access management (IAM)

Lead: Software Development - K.Williamson
7%

Last Update: 4/12/18
43
Inventory project moved to SWG

Lead: Software Development - S.Milam
60%

Last Update: 4/12/18
44
Implement new software development process

Lead: Software Development - K.Williamson
95%

Last Update: 4/12/18
45
Migrate all applications to new development process

Lead: Software Development
28%

Last Update: 1/15/18
46
Onboard Northstar development

Lead: Software Development - K.Branson & A. Schrag

Last Update: 4/11/18
47
Add new Northstar customers

Lead: Software Development - A. Schrag
50%

Last Update: 4/11/18
48
Update Northstar documentation

Lead: Software Development - A. Schrag
20%

Last Update: 4/11/18
49
Update Northstar for USTC FY19 requirements

Lead: Software Development - A. Schrag
15%

Last Update: 4/11/18
50
UTNconnect

Lead: Software Development - R. Keele & K. Branson
New

Last Update: 4/12/18
Support Services

1
Partner with regional service centers and districts to complete at least two LBDL programs.

Lead: Professional Development

Last Update: 4/10/18
2
Train the second Utah facilitator cohort for the Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning program.

Lead: Professional Development

Last Update: 4/10/18
3
Create four new professional development courses on topics including Game Based Learning, Mixed Reality, K-6 Canvas, and College and Career Readiness.

Lead: Professional Development

Last Update: 1/3/18
4
Create five new MOOC courses including Apple, Google, Online Library, Canvas, ESRI.

Leads: Professional Development
75%

Last Update: 1/3/18
5
Improve accessibility of all UEN PD online courses with readable PDF’s and closed captioning on all videos.

Leads: Media Services & Professional Development
25%

Last Update: 4/10/18
6
Create importable OER Canvas modules for students to learn UEN Tools and resources.

Leads: Professional Development
50%

Last Update: 4/10/18
7
Promote and provide training on the new UtahFutures Career Exploration Tools.

Leads: Professional Development & Community Engagement Team
Q3

Last Update: 9/21/17
8
Apply for continued funding for local American Graduate initiative.

Lead: Community Engagement Team

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

Lead: Community Engagement Team

Last Update: 1/5/18
10
Launch planning for American Graduate Phase Three activity.

Lead: Community Engagement Team

Last Update: 4/24/18
11
Initiate American Graduate Phase Three activity.

Lead: Community Engagement Team

Last Update: 4/24/18
12
Pilot EarlyEdu courses in partnership with Headstart and USBE in order to increase Utah’s early childhood workforce access to higher education.

Lead: Community Engagement Team

Last Update: 4/24/18
13
Align Preschool Pioneer resources to community needs.

Lead: Community Engagement Team
50%

Last Update: 4/24/18
14
Create social media plan to increase community engagement with broadcast.

Lead: Community Engagement Team
Q2

Last Update: 9/26/17
15
Update on-air elements to align with current initiatives.

Lead: Community Engagement Team
25%

Last Update: 4/24/18
16
Promote STEM career resources on the UEN SciFi Friday website to youth/families via an outreach event.

Lead: Community Engagement Team

Last Update: 1/5/18
17
Leverage tri-monthly theme to build engagement with the UEN SciFi Friday website.

Lead: Community Engagement Team

Last Update: 4/24/18
18
Evaluate effectiveness of UEN SciFi Friday Reboot campaign.

Lead: Community Engagement Team
Q4

Last Update: 9/26/17
19
Support CyberCorps State Project/Grant 2017-18

Leads: Technical Services
85%

Last Update: 5/4/18
20
Support CoSN State Chapter Creation

Lead:Technical Services

Last Update: 1/15/18
21
Provide support for Millard District Team4Tech/CoSN Project

Lead:Technical Services

Last Update: 10/5/17
22
Increase participation in social media sites

Leads: S.Cohen & R.Finlinson
Ongoing

23
Manage FCC broadcast infrastructure changes due to Spectrum repack

Lead: K.Anderson & P.Titus
15%

Last Update: 1/2/18
24
Increase awareness of education and health resources in diverse Utah communities by leveraging UETN broadcast programming.

Lead: L. Cohne
Ongoing

25
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
26
Improve access to adult workforce training through management and promotion of online training resources at SkillsOnlineUtah

Lead: T. Stack
Ongoing

27
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
28
Support CyberCorps Grant 2018-19

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 5/4/18
29
Build CoSN memberships for the Utah State Chapter

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 5/4/18
Operations

1
Research and plan for FCC spectrum repack of KUEN

Lead: P.Titus
60%

Last Update: 1/2/18
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

Last Update: 1/15/18
5
Assess Districts’ Wireless Needs

Lead: Technical Services
95%

Last Update: 8/3/17
6
Develop UtahFutures impact logic model

Lead: L.Hunter

Last Update: 12/14/16
7
Secure ongoing funding to support UtahFutures

Lead: L.Hunter
Q3

Last Update: 9/22/17
8
Conduct focus group to improve UF.org user experienc.

Leads: UF Team
Q3

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

Lead: All
Ongoing

Last Update: 12/14/16
10
Facilitate building modernization study and remodeling projects

Lead: L.Hunter
Q3

Last Update: 12/14/16
11
Support Digital Teaching and Learning initiative

Lead: UETN Leadership
Ongoing

12
Research and plan for ATSC 3.0 broadcast standards

Lead: L.Hunter
Q4

Last Update: 12/14/16
13
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
14
Continue to update board policies and governance documents

Lead: L.Hunter
Ongoing

Last Update: 12/14/16
15
Support professional growth of UETN staff

Lead: UETN Leadership
Ongoing

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

Lead: J. Gibbs
Ongoing

17
Plan, Support and Implement Statewide Public Ed. Technology Inventory for Digital Teaching & Learning

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 5/4/18
18
Implement CTO Planning Retreat 2018

Lead: Technical Services
80%

Last Update: 5/4/18
19
Develop the Technology Advisory Council (TAC)

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 5/4/18
20
Execute Technology Department Evaluations

Lead: Technical Services
50%

Last Update: 5/4/18
21
Implement the 2018 SAINTCON Leadership Conference

Lead: Technical Services
20%

Last Update: 5/4/18
22
Support Professional Development for the Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL)

Lead: Technical Services
50%

Last Update: 5/4/18
23
Redesign of the Statewide Inventory Online Portal

Lead: Technical Services
10%

Last Update: 5/4/18
24
LTE Pilot Project

Lead: Technical Services
10%

Last Update: 5/4/18
25
UETN CTO Planning Retreat 2019

Lead: Technical Services
5%

Last Update: 5/4/18