The computerization of university administrative services has been promoted through the pioneering of a logical applied system, designed for easy flow and maintenance. The pioneering of this system began with a request proposed by end users, along with a feasibility analysis, followed by system analysis, design, development, testing and implementation. Following these steps reduced the possibility of unsuitability and greatly increased its potential for successful implementation.
The system infrastructure comprises three levels of dispersed system framework with SQL and Oracle DataBase as the primary databases. It provides faculty, students and staff a web-based system interface, with VB, VFpro and .Net as the primary system languages.The system was pioneered based on the data processing premise that data appearance area is the data input area and data request area is the data output area. Data input and data output are managed together through assigning different user access rights for storage, retrieval and review of various data.
Computerization of university administration involves the integration of over 14 units, including academic, student and general affairs, personnel, accounting, purchasing and inventory. Online application for certificates and documents which are directly processed, simultaneous online course selection for the two main campuses, seating assignments for exams, purchasing, inventory control, unified accounting system, student leave application system, class rescheduling and make up, course offerings, student awards and punishment, student organization affairs, and so on, are all managed and searchable on-line via web interface. The automated official document system was built up. Faculty and staff have the convenience of a ‘single sign on’ to access the “Faculty Information Network” portal, which operates on the basis of designated used rights, to achieve desired system control and data security.
Due to the internationalization of our university, the information systems for students and teachers have both Chinese and English interfaces, allowing non-Chinese literate users to use the system with ease. To provide quick service for a large volume of system users, it is designed to make use of separated data flows and dispersed databases for data processing.