The Information Systems & Software Development (ISSD) unit comprises six teams that provide custom software development, websites, web applications, information systems, vendor system implementations, and related support to meet the needs of Student Affairs, the Graduate Division, and the campus at large: Admissions Information Systems (ADIS); Financial Aid Information Systems (FAIS); Graduate Division Information Systems (GDIS); Registrar Information Systems (RGIS); Student Health Services and Counseling & Psychological Services Information Systems (SHS/CAPS); and Student Services Information Systems (SSIS). See below for more information about each of these teams.
Admissions Information Systems
The Admissions Information Systems Team supports Undergraduate Admissions by maintaining the portion of the Student Information System called iSIS as well as numerous integrated admissions systems – such as Inside Admissions, DeltaSys, Applicant Status, and Online SIR. The team works on the annual system/data changes mandated by UCOP, campus committees, and various testing agencies. They oversee the annual Admissions Decisions release in mid-March.
Financial Aid Information Systems
The Financial Aid Information Systems team provides application support for the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to manage a $275 million portfolio of federal, state, institutional and agency funds for over 18,000 UCSB students. The team facilitates processes ranging from the federal and state financial aid application processing, verification, awarding, disbursing, reporting and reconciliation of funds. Students are provided a self-service web portal which includes tools to assist in the management of their financial aid.
Graduate Division Information Systems
The Graduate Division Information Systems (GDIS) team provides systems and software support to UCSB’s Graduate Division and their campus partners. As an embedded unit, GDIS works directly with Graduate Division staff to analyze their business needs and develop/support software solutions to facilitate these processes. Since its inception in 2010, the unit has developed a number of new systems to aid in the administration of Graduate Division policy and procedure, such as the Graduate Admissions Application and Review system (eApp & AppReview), an online competition system for the annual Recruitment Fellowship Competition, and a registration system for the Graduate Commencement ceremony.
Registrar Information Systems
The Registrar Information Systems (REGS) team provides the UCSB Office of the Registrar with the following services: custom Application development, including both new projects and enhancements to existing applications and services; production Application support; vendor solution implementation and integration; technical project management; and technical research and advising on products and solutions.
Student Health Services and Counseling and Psychological Services Information Systems
The Student Health Services and Counseling and Psychological Services Information Systems (SHS/CAPS IS) provides services and management of the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems utilized by SHS and CAPS to provide health services to UC Santa Barbara students.
Student Services Information Systems
The Student Services Information Systems (SSIS) team is primarily tasked with supporting non-enrollment services departments within Student Affairs, and works closely with business users throughout the Division. SSIS helps to shape the Divisional identity with tools such as Sitefinity and Drupal in alignment with UC Santa Barbara Campus Branding. In addition to department website and web application development, SSIS assists with business process analysis and modeling, user training (both one-on-one trainings and group trainings), and consulting for Information Technology groups outside of Student Affairs.