New student administration system launched

By Sheldon Smart, March 19, 2015

McMaster’s new student administration system launched this morning for student administrators and faculty members and will open for student users on Monday.

Replacing a 30-year-old mainframe-based system, the new system introduces both new software and new administrative processes. This is the largest and most complex component of Mosaic, requiring two and half years of effort to prepare.

“I would like to thank the Mosaic team for their hard work in getting us to this launch. It’s now time for the rest of us to join you in your efforts to improve student administration at McMaster,” said David Wilkinson, Provost and Vice-President (Academic).

“The next year will require all of us to learn new systems and processes and undoubtedly there will be some frustrations along the way. Now, more than ever, the staff and faculty of the university will need to work together to ensure that the system is used as intended and provides the improvements that our students deserve.”

The new system replaces MUGSI, SOLAR and ADWEB and will be used for a wide range of activities, including student admissions, grade submission, course scheduling, student enrolment and student financial aid.

The Mosaic project team has a full set of support activities to assist users. As well, training opportunities are still available.