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December 1, 2016 | Category: Announcement

TO: Faculty and Staff, All campuses

Many faculty and staff have expressed their concerns that finding and using administrative services and resources at Tufts should be easier. To address this, the Tufts Effectiveness in Administrative Management (TEAM) project began to explore the concept of creating one website where the Tufts community can easily search, find, and complete many basic administrative transactions. Such a website will be known as AccessTufts and will be launched in a beta version on December 14, 2016.

AccessTufts was designed for the Tufts community, by the Tufts community. This is the first step in developing a comprehensive online resource for all administrative information and transactions. AccessTufts is a mobile-friendly website that will make it easier to complete a variety of administrative activities from any device at any time. Working with key business stakeholders, the project team simplified a few selected transactions that before took multiple steps to complete. Where appropriate, your Tufts username and password are required before you can initiate certain processes.

In the beginning, the beta release of AccessTufts will include a handful of administrative transactions. Online tip sheets and checklists for additional support will be available if you need them. Also available will be Tufts Announcements, event listings, and other up-to-date information to keep you informed on what is happening across all our campuses.

You are invited to learn more about AccessTufts by attending any one of the upcoming campus demonstrations:

  • Monday, December 5, 10:00–11:00 am
    Jean Mayer Administration Building, Room 106, Grafton
  • Tuesday, December 6, 10:00–11:00 am 
    75 Kneeland Street, Room 601, Boston-Health Sciences Campus

  • Tuesday, December 6, 3:00–4:00 pm 
    Second Floor Conference Room, Boston-SMFA Campus
  • Wednesday, December 7, 10:00–11:00 am
    Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Center, Medford/Somerville Campus

The beta release launch of AccessTufts is just the first step. The success of this project is dependent on your feedback about the design and what you would like to see for future functionality. Iterative changes will be ongoing to ensure that AccessTufts continues to meet the needs of the Tufts community.

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact Mark Damian

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