PRISM Updates and Training Available
PRISM is Jacksonville State Universityís information management
system for planning, budget requests, and reporting. JSU units
document operational goals, objectives, budget requests, strategies,
methods of assessment/evaluation, and use of results. Operational
and learning goals, objectives and results are entered into
this on-line system. Annual reports including significant accomplishments
provide summary data. PRISM provides decision-makers with relevant
reports, making JSUís comprehensive system of continuous improvement
visible, viable, and meaningful. To access PRISM go to: http://ir.jsu.edu/prism.
Users must have a username and password, which are assigned
to each unit department head, director, or dean.
For those new assigned PRISM users and those needing a refresher,
PRISM Basics Training sessions will be available on Thursday,
October 12th at 2pm and Friday, October 20th at 9am. Please
call 782-8144 to reserve a seat.
PRISM is available for 2007-2008 planning now. All unit plans
and budget requests should be in PRISM and completed by December
15, 2006. If you have any questions, please call 8144.
The following new features were added to the PRISM system and
will affect unit planning and budget requests.
Funding Request Type:
For each budget request units must now select from the drop
down box on the right of the request. The budget request categories
-- Graduate Assistant
-- O&M (General)
-- Facilities and Grounds
E-mail Notification: After reviewing funding requests, Deans
and Vice Presidents can now notify the unit by sending an email
to the unitís contact person. The e-mail prompts the user to
log into PRISM and check the status of the request.
Objective Funding Status: A new table for each objective now
shows the funding status of each budget request. Units can see
if their request has been reviewed, approved, funded or disapproved.
In each case units are also able to see who reviewed, approved
and funded the request along with the total amount funded.