Update on the myUK: GPS (Graduation Planning System) project

An update from Don Witt, Associate Provost for Enrollment Management on how APEX is being replaced with a new interactive system:

myUK: GPS (Graduation Planning System) logoThe University of Kentucky Office of Enrollment Management, in partnership with UK Analytics & Technologies and various campus partners, is pleased to announce the initial launch of myUK: GPS (Graduation Planning System), a suite of tools to help students and their advisors navigate a pathway to success at UK, from recruitment to graduation.

MyUK: GPS is a student- and advising-centered suite of applications built with student and advising participation and integrated with the University’s Enterprise Resource Planning system. This application will replace the current degree guidance system (APEX), and includes expanded functionality to support:

  • University strategic initiatives
  • Development of a unified student experience for advising, course planning, registration and academic program guidance
  • Predictive analytics

Our teams recently unveiled the pilot program to a small subset of students and advisors representing identified participants.  Next steps are underway:

  • Spring – Fall 2015: Campus Discussions and Development
    • Engaging with various campus stakeholders started in Spring 2015
    • Research and development
  • September – October 2015:  Beta Implementation with Selected Advisors and Students
    • User experience testing with Pilot Program participants in the following academic programs:
      • College of Agriculture, Food & Environment (Program: Major, Equine Science and Management)
      • College of Arts & Sciences (Program: Major, History)
      • College of Business & Economics (Program: Major, Management)
      • College of Communication & Information (Program: Non-Thesis – Plan B  – Library & Information Science)
      • College of Engineering (Programs: Undergraduate Minor, Computer Science; Thesis – Plan A  – Mechanical Engineering)
  • October – December 2015: Iterative Development and Continued Pilot Implementation
  • January – March 2016: Product Enhancements Incorporating Pilot Feedback
  • April – December 2016: Plan Phased Enterprise Roll-Out and Future Enhancements

For more information, please visit the myUK: GPS project website or email us at empi@uky.edu.

Don E. Witt
Associate Provost for Enrollment Management
Director of Undergraduate Admission and University Registrar
University of Kentucky
132 Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY  40506-0054
(859) 257-3458

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