Engage Project

Project Timeline

The Engage Project began in December 2019 and the first phase launched in August 2020. Additional phases will expand on the original functionality and the Engage project teams will continue to implement new features.

Phase 1: December 2019–August 2020

The Engage Project began in December 2019 and the first phase launched in August 2020. This phase was focused primarily on academic advising and the first-year experience.

Phase 1 Project Team

Advising Dashboard Team
Communications and Training Team
Technical Team

Phase 1.5: August–September 2020

Following the launch of Engage, several milestones for the initial go-live were left outstanding. The Engage implementation team continues to work on the integration with G Suite and on developing a midterm grade success plan and communication journey.

In September, the Engage Core Team met to define the goals of Phase 2 of the Engage project and to select participants for four new ongoing support teams and four new implementation teams that will guide the development of new features the software going forward.

Phase 2: Beyond October 2020

The new Engage teams began meeting in October. In Phase 2 of the project, teams will tackle student-focused communications with a specific focus on training staff members across campus to use Engage to send communications to large groups of students. Teams will also be reviewing how data is collected about new students, exploring using the chat features Engage, and incorporating the Student Help and Resource Exchange (SHARE) referral process into the software.