The University of British Columbia is launching the Student Academic System Initiative (SASI) to vastly improve the experience students have with a whole range of administration processes.
This broad-reaching initiative supports both degree and non-degree UBC students, from the first time they apply, through admission, curriculum navigation, enrolment, financial assistance, and progression tracking to completion and graduation.
SASI will transform student administration processes over the next five to seven years, starting with streamlined procedures for student financial support, student fee payments and graduate student admissions. This fall, applicants to UBC graduate programs will be the first to experience this new flexible and intuitive online application process.
“Our vision is to build a student system that facilitates student, staff, and faculty success with confidence and ease,” says UBC’s Associate Vice-President and Registrar Kate Ross. “It will revolutionize the way we do things creating a cohesive, integrated experience for all users anywhere, any time on any device.”
UBC is the first university in North America to adopt SITS:Vision, a market-leading student and course administration system. The university is replacing its aging, custom-built student information system, selecting the U.K.-based company Tribal Group’s SITS:Vision system, which has a 20-year track record in higher education and supports 60 per cent of British universities, including many of the country’s large, research-intensive institutions.
Tribal Group’s first North American support centre will be established on the Vancouver campus as part of a partnership that will see UBC and the company adapt the software to the Canadian post-secondary environment and build expertise for the use of the SITS:Vision system in North America.
Visit the SASI website to learn more about UBC’s transformation program.