ERIC Number: ED438752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Overview of Project Year 2000 in Rhode Island Public Higher Education.
Rhode Island State Board of Governors for Higher Education, Providence.
This monthly report documents the accomplishments of the Year 2000 project in Rhode Island's public higher education. It reviews computer problems related to the Year 2000 date change, noting the basic technical solution necessary to avoid disruption to higher education, and summarizes Executive Order 99-1, issued in January 1999, requiring all state agencies and departments to create a Year 2000 team composed of individuals critical to compliance efforts, and requiring each department to resolve or complete five tasks on mission-critical and other systems. Tasks include remediation, testing, development of contingency plans, confirmation of vendor/supplier compliance, and independent verification and validation. Institutions included in this program include the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and the University of Rhode Island, all of which are revising their Year 2000 contingency plans as needed. The report notes project objectives and strategies and describes the inventory and tracking instrument; the three institutions progress in meeting the technical challenges of the new millennium are highlighted. Appendixes include operational definitions of Executive Order 99-1 tasks; an Executive Order 99-1 waiver request; and inventory and tracking instruments for the three institutions. (SM)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Computer Security, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Higher Education, Programming, Public Education, State Government, State Legislation
Rhode Island Office of Higher Education. Tel: 401-222-6560; Fax: 401-222-2545; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.uri.edu/ribog/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island State Board of Governors for Higher Education, Providence.