Banner Consultant - Khalifa University for Science, Technology and Research, United Arab Emirates, 2009-2011
Dr. Babey was the project leader for the implementation of Ellucian's (formerly SunGardHE) Banner Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Khalifa University, a new research university based on the U.S. model of higher education, admitted its first undergraduate students in September 2009.
Dr. Babey developed the project plan and schedule with the consulting partner and monitored them to make sure all agreed-upon activities were completed. In consultation with the Interim Provost she established functional teams with members from two campuses, and oversaw their activities. To encourage teamwork and user understanding of the complexities of an ERP implementation, Dr. Babey constituted and chaired the Core Banner Team, which tracked the status of the project and brought items of concern to the attention of the Interim Provost. Members included Registrar and Admissions, Human Resources and Finance administrators, and IT staff members. She also established the Data Standards Team and wrote the initial Khalifa Data Standards document.
Dr. Babey worked closely with academic and student services staff and faculty to explain the functionality of the Banner student administration system, and describe how it could enhance their interactions with students and other members of the Khalifa University community and assist the University in becoming a more efficient and effective enterprise.
Dr. Babey mapped student data from Khalifa's predecessor student information system to Banner. She set up Banner tables, rules and processes, and maintained them as well as ran processes. She developed a test plan for the upgrade to Banner 8.2 and led the upgrade process. She also held training sessions and wrote process documentation as needed. Dr. Babey assisted Khalifa in developing its curricular structure, and academic and enrollment policies and processes. She also designed the first registrar and admissions office and assisted in its establishment.