The Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Office oversees a portfolio of university-wide programs and projects. Each program is a set of interrelated projects that work together to advance the university's strategic priorities, in alignment with industry best practices.
Administrative Modernization Program (AMP) Related Projects
In furthering both Strategic Plan 4.0 and OSU's IT Strategic Roadmap, the Data and Integration Hub Project (DIHub) is working to develop and implement a modern system to support integration of common data between technology systems at OSU in an agile and virtualized manner.
The Non-Credit Learning Management System project is working towards centralizing compliance-related trainings for both employees and volunteers across OSU to increase accessibility. Additionally, this project aims to address the need to track completion of these trainings for all who are required to take them.
The Smart Access program enables a foundational capability to provide appropriate access to data and systems to secure OSU's digital assets wherever they may be, in alignment with OSU's IT Strategic Roadmap. The Smart Access Program is being managed in two parts: the Identity Management System project and the Endpoint Management project.
- The Identity Project is focused on updating OSU infrastructure and identity management ecosystems.
- The Endpoint Management Project will enable IT professionals to secure and manage devices to ensure they are properly patched and updated regularly. The project will also implement common tools across IT units at the university.
The Roles @ OSU project will develop a framework for university-defined roles that can then be shared and leveraged across the university. These roles will be used to govern the level of access to university-wide applications and services. In the future, OSU employees and students will be able to quickly access data and systems automatically based on their status, job or function within the university.
Additional Consultation and Support:
- Faculty Administrative Process Burden
- AMP RFP Support
- AMP Process Inventory
- AMP Staff Augmentation
Business Processes and Systems Projects
The Performance Management Pilot project is focused on redesigning the performance evaluation process and system for the OSU IT and Controller's units within the broader context of talent management at OSU that supports Strategic Plan 4.0 and the basis of the University Human Resources strategic plan.
The goals of the Security & Building Access Project are to improve the security of all Corvallis campus buildings, which contributes to safety on campus for students, staff, faculty and visitors. The scope of the project right now includes access controls, security alarms, security cameras, and policy development.
To further support a culture of inclusiveness and compliance with disability-related laws and regulations such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA31 Task Force project focuses on the implementation of recommendations from the ADA31 Task Force report.
UHR Volunteer Management - This project aims to standardize the volunteer tracking and monitoring process between a university-wide administrative unit and the volunteer service units.
USSE Payroll Reporting Services (PRS) is used to pay and report payroll tax and benefits. Activities are transferring from USSE to the individual universities in Oregon by the end of the fiscal year.
Additional Consultation and Support:
- eCommerce Environment Assessment
- Decision Support RFP Support
- DFA Framework for Success
Academic and Student-Related Projects
The General Education Implementation project is focused on implementing the university's new general education curriculum to create a distinctive and high-quality foundation for OSU's degree offerings, align with the state's Core Transfer Map, improve its legibility for all students, support students' transition to OSU, add touch points for career-readiness, and expand instruction fostering understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
In 2021, the Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 233 requiring public Oregon community colleges and universities to improve academic credit transfer and transfer pathways (Common Course Numbering) between Oregon's public community college and universities. EPPMO provides project management support related to project progress and information tracking to inform updates and communication.
Grad School to Slate Implementation - The Graduate Admissions to Slate project will migrate graduate admissions applications and review processes from Salesforce to Slate. This strategic move aims to unify Slate's use throughout all admission levels (undergraduate, professional, and graduate) covering application processes, reviews, customer relationship management, and communications.
The Beaver Hub (Student Experience CRM) project is focused on identifying, acquiring, and implementing a single, university-wide approach and customer relationship management platform that will support OSU's efforts to communicate and engage with matriculated students in a coordinated and personalized manner.
The Minority Serving Institution Task Force (MSI) project is a strategic initiative aimed at positioning OSU for MSI status. As our student demographics and the state of Oregon continue to evolve in terms of race and ethnicity, it is essential that we adapt to better serve our diverse student body and their communities.
Completed Programs and Projects
The DFA Risk Appetite project emerged from the Beaver Works program to provide employees with an understanding of the amount and type of risk that DFA is willing to take to meet its objectives. The Risk Assessment Tools that were developed along with the statements provide supporting tools.
OSU hires and processes approximately 8,330 student appointments and 2,529 graduate student appointments each year. Using a combination of technological tools and process efficiencies, the Benny Hire project streamlined the hiring process for hourly student employees and graduate assistant appointments.
The EPPMO provided project management for implementation of OSU's partnership with LinkedIn Learning through 2025. LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform with over 16,000 video courses covering business, technology, and creative topics, and is available at no cost to all active OSU faculty, staff, and students.
The Beaver Works (Business Operations) program was a set of projects designed to address a broad range of business policy and process improvements and increase Division of Finance and Administration units’ effectiveness and efficiency.
The Elliott State Research Forest project brings together stakeholder's across OSU's College of Forestry, state and college level advisory committees, Oregon Department of State Lands, and the public to consider the potential transformation of the Elliott State forest into a state research forest.
EPPMO supported OSU's effort to build a systematic approach to talent management that addresses the full employment life cycle to advance the mission of OSU by better attracting, developing, and retaining talent academic faculty, professional faculty, staff, public safety personnel and graduate employees. The Managerial Competency Framework contributes to this approach with a focus on talent development.
EPPMO supported the partnership between Division of Extension and Engagement, Division of Student Affairs, and the Office of Institutional Diversity on standing up Access OSU, a project to increase family and student access to information about attending college. Access OSU will also help prospective students develop early relationships with OSU and its student support services through programs designed to build trust among communities of color, specifically African American/Black, Native/Indigenous/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic/Latinx communities.
PacWave South is an in-development, state-of-the-art, pre-permitted, accredited, grid-connected, wave energy test facility; developed in partnership with the US Department of Energy, the State of Oregon, OSU, and local stakeholders.
The DFA Framework for Success project takes a comprehensive approach in supporting informed and transparent decision-making across the Division of Finance and Administration for the benefit of the university.