Project Name: Not Quite HAL but Better than a Rube Goldberg: a Central Admissions Institution Database
Team: James Christensen, Youlim Yai, Tom Mayhew
Schools and Units Represented: HGSE, HUIT, Admissions Offices: GSAS, GSD, HBS, HDS, HKS,Harvard College
Mission: We believe that a jointly-developed, shared solution will prove more effective and efficient than several duplicate efforts. External institution data is used in admissions reporting and strategizing and registrar record keeping, including commencement guides and transcripts. Having a shared institution database would both enhance data quality and improve processes to reduce the workload required for admissions offices, registrars, and HUIT.