PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University has received a $1.1 million grant in software and services from CampusEAI to support the university’s myWSU portal research and development over the next five years.

CampusEAI is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to facilitate collaboration among 24 member institutions of higher education in sharing, developing and distributing community source software.

“We are very pleased to receive this grant, which will enable us to better serve our students and enhance our technological capability,” said WSU President V. Lane Rawlins.

The grant provides for Oracle 9i Application Server licenses, assessment and planning services, on-site installation and configuration of portal components, on-site training for system administrators, upgrades, testing, documentation, and a depository of shared components. 

A key goal of the WSU Strategic Plan is the creation of the best undergraduate experience at a research university.  In support of that goal, and in line with the information technology vision, WSU continues to develop myWSU, an integrated, personalized Internet environment.  The grant will add significant value to the development effort.

“This environment will allow our constituents to see and use the Web-based data and tools that they want and need in a single Internet view. More importantly, this information integration project is an umbrella for changing the way we do business across the university.  The project is a vehicle designed to provide integrated access to information needed by WSU constituents, whether they are students (future, new or continuing), staff or faculty,” said Mary Doyle, vice president for information systems at WSU.

“We are proud to have Washington State University join the consortium,” said Anjli Jain, executive director of CampusEAI. “The grant, coupled with community source development, will enable WSU to cost effectively implement its portal project initiatives.”

Founded in 1890 in Pullman, WSU is the state’s land-grant research university with some 22,500 students enrolled on four campuses and through distance degree programs.  Ranked among the top 50 public research universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, WSU offers some 300 fields of study including more than 150 majors plus many minors, options and certificate programs.  For information visit http://www.wsu.edu/.  

CampusEAI, based in Cleveland, is a nonprofit organization established in partnership with institutions and organizations that share a common vision and commitment to delivering advanced teaching, learning and research technologies cost-effectively through community source collaboration. For more information, visit www.campuseai.org.