2. What data is obtained from other sources?
Oxford Student System (OSS) provides the information about the Course for a student for use by Weblearn and departments. The data items we get from OSS are: for courses: course code, course name (3 varieties), course_type, dept. For students- course code, any options ( eg studying Russian), year of course, estimated leaving year, are they finalists?
Projects needing Student data, where the data is merged with OUCS data are: Web Learn (VLE), Oxcort (Tutorial Reporting System), Alumni forwarding, National Student Survey, Departments needing lists eg email addresses of first year lawyers
List of IT people in Colleges and Departments is maintained by OUCS. A person can have responsibilities in many units. Viewing the Register is only available to people on the Register. A person has to be approved to be on the Register. Privileges are given to people on the Register.
Dept and colleges who run their own mailers, provide their email addresses for inclusion on the University Contact Page. OUCS use these lists to register addresses centrally for these depts by matching surname. The departments who currently assign their own email addresses are Clinical Trials Unit, Computing Science, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Wellcome Trust for Human Genetics.