The first year (September 2017 – August 2018) focused on building the new UC OATS application. The original version of OATS developed at UCLA served as the template for the UC OATS Working Group to identify new features, remove UCLA-specific functionality, and build support for additional APM COC policies. The Working Group worked in conjunction with the Technical Partner to perform testing of the application along the way and ultimately all participating campuses approved a minimal viable iteration of the UC OATS application that was determined sufficient to begin deployment to the campuses. The first year of UC OATS completed on budget.
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The second-year (September 2018 – August 2019) continued development efforts to refine the application and began the deployment of UC OATS across the participating campuses. During this year, the consortium grew from seven campuses to nine with UC San Diego joining in January 2019 and UC Riverside joining in July 2019. UC OATS was successfully launched at UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UC San Francisco, UC Los Angeles, and UC Santa Barbara. Each deployment included onsite training from the UCLA Technical Partner and took about 16 weeks to complete. The second year of UC OATS was completed on budget.
The third year (September 2019 – August 2020) the UC OATS Governance Board approved a budget-neutral enhancement effort for the third year of the program to add additional functionality to the application. UC Merced joined the consortium in June 2020 to expand UC OATS to serve all ten UC campuses. The application was successfully deployed at UC San Diego, UC Irvine, and UC Riverside. Deployment activities are currently in progress with UC Berkeley (expected to complete by the end of the project year) and UC Merced is currently onboarding with an expected deployment date sometime during the fourth project year. During year three, most campuses also went through the first cycle of annual certifications using UC OATS where faculty log into the system and certify a system generated annual report of all of their outside professional activities or certify that they have not engaged in any OPA for the previous year. For the seven campuses that completed the annual reports using UC OATS this year, over 10,000 faculty members submitted reports.
During the fourth year (September 2020 – August 2021) the working group and DGIT technical partners worked together to identify and prioritize enhancements to UC OATS. By the end of year four, UC OATS received numerous enhancements that significantly improved the ease of use of UC OATS.