Blundon Centre Management System
The objective of this project is to identify and implement a software system that will automate the business processes of the Blundon Centre and better enable it to offer quality services to its university clients and community. Business processes at Memorial’s three campuses are currently manual and paper-based and include numerous forms that require students, faculty, and staff to complete, submit, edit and track.
An electronic data base and test-scheduling system was recommended in 2007 by the Review Panel that completed the External Administrative Review of the Blundon Centre. Students with disabilities also requested a more efficient test-booking system during the Teaching and Learning Framework’s consultation phase.
The project will coordinate the implementation of the selected software solution at the St. John’s campus, at the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre. The Learning Centre at Grenfell campus and Student Affairs at the Marine Institute campus will take part in the gathering of Business Requirements. They will decide on whether to purchase and implement all or components of the software solution once the St. John’s campus project is complete and depending on available resources.
This project supports goals articulated in the University’s Strategic Plan and the Teaching and Learning Framework. In particular, it will foster the academic and personal success (retention) of students by eliminating the inordinate amount of time they currently have to spend bringing their testing forms back and forth between Memorial’s Coordinating Centres and their instructors. Data collection will be done in compliance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
For further information please contact:
Lisa Charlong, Project Manager
Computing and Communications
Phone: (709) 864-7924
Ruth North, Business Area Manager
Manager, Glenn Roy Blundon Centre
Phone: (709) 864-2156
TTY: (709) 864-4763, Blundon Centre