IT Projects

Listed below are a few of the major projects the Division of Information Technology are working on or have completed in the past year. We are always striving to support the Bradley community to the best of our abilities and if you are a faculty/staff member wishing to work with us on a software related project please follow the IT Project Request Form button, navigate to IT, IT Project Request, and follow the instructions there to get started.

BEC Solutions

VDI

Manager(s) Contact Start/End Dates
Sandy Bury sandy@bradley.edu
(309) 677-2808
10/1/2018 / 2/28/2019

Overview:
VDI solution for Business and Engineering.

AV Design/Implementation for BEC

Manager(s) Contact Start/End Dates
Zach Gorman
Barbra Kerns
brk@bradley.edu
(309) 677-2332
5/1/2017 / 3/31/2021

Overview:
The 270,000 square foot $100 million Business and Engineering Complex will be fitted with the latest technology for teaching and learning. The building will feature active, collaborative spaces for learning, sharing content, and working with together to help prepare our students for success now and into the future.

EMS Campus Scheduling

Manager(s) Contact Start/End Dates
Registrar's Office
Conference Facilities
IT
Digital Marketing & Communications
sandy@bradley.edu
(309) 677-2808
11/12/2018 / 8/12/2019

Overview:
A campus-wide scheduling and calendaring project that will replace multiple scheduling methods. Initial focus on academic and event scheduling, with multiple phases to be implemented during 2019.

Move WCBU

Manager(s) Contact Start/End Dates
Bill Porter
Rick Sander
bporter@bradley.edu
(309) 677-3690
5/31/2018 / 9/30/2019

Overview:
Design and build new facilities for WCBU, while keeping the radio station on the air. This is the major project and others will be put on hold until WCBU moves. Fundraising projects will continue during preparation for the move as we assist with the technical requirements associated with moving the radio station before Jobst Hall is torn down.

Spectrum Repack

Manager(s) Contact Start/End Dates
Bill Porter bporter@bradley.edu
(309) 677-3690
9/1/2018 / 7/3/2020

Overview:
The FCC has mandated that WTVP move from digital channel 46 to channel 35. That will require hiring a tower crew to replace the antenna, waveguide that carries the signal up the tower and replacing the transmitter. This will be about $1.6M project. WCBU-FM will be affected because their antenna is located on top of the same tower. WCBU will have to shut down their broadcast transmitter while tower crews work on top of the tower.

Computing Services

Computer Refresh/Endpoint

Manager(s) Contact Start/End Dates
Mike Behrll mberhll@bradley.edu
(309) 677-3404
9/1/19 / Ongoing

Overview:
An evaluation is underway to determine the feasibility of replacing all university-owned computers on a scheduled cycle. A complementary project is to identify tools to automatically detect all endpoints on the campus network for purposes of managing asset inventory, system updates, and security patches.

Networking

Campus 10 Gig Network Refresh

Manager(s) Contact Start/End Dates
Rick Sander rick@bradley.edu
(309) 677-3660
Ongoing

Overview:
This is a campus wide initiative to bring a higher level of internet speed and connectivity to our faculty, staff, and students.

Office of the CIO

IT Strategic Planning

Manager(s) Contact Start/End Dates
Zach Gorman cio@bradley.edu
(309) 677-3100
8/1/18 / 7/31/19

Overview:
Mission/Visioning effort for the Division of Information Technology.

Recently Completed Projects

Project Overview Date Completed
Cable TV Delete The removal of campus cable television. 9/1/18
Student Laptop Initiative Evaluation of an all student laptop/mobile solution for incoming freshmen. Ongoing
BEC and Faculty Development Classroom A prototype of the new high-tech classrooms featured in the Business Engineering Complex was built in Morgan Hall to provide a space for experimenting with new pedagogies and technology in advance of the BEC being opened. This space allows faculty members to teach in an active learning style with advanced audio visual technology and try active teaching strategies with their classes and provides a space for workshops to be held to share teaching strategies. This space also allowed the opportunity to prototype this room design prior to plans being finalized for the BEC. 10/10/2018
Raiser's Edge NXT Supporting the implementation of a new Advancement system as part of the project team. 5/13/2019