Vision & Guiding Principles


To transform the way we interact and work, to facilitate, with confidence and ease, learner, faculty, and staff success through the learners' educational journey, creating a cohesive, integrated experience for all users.


The guidelines listed below will provide direction on day to day and strategic decision making. They will also provide a common language and understanding to make informed decisions, while supporting our collective Student Information System (SIS) replacement goals.

Vision goals


Responsive and accessible anytime, anywhere, and on any device.


Create a secure robust and dependable application(s) that is/are sustainable now and can evolve over its use.


Create personal experiences for all users built from streamlined and re-designed processes.


Create a learner life cycle eco-system that integrates with other applications within the university, BC, and the global community to enhance functionality and capabilities.


Creating sustained positive connections with and within UBC to support learning.


Creating a community asset, an integrated user-centric experience to support enrolment, teaching, learning, and engagement.


As established in the vision for SASI, the goal is for all users of the new system to be able to do their academic administrative work with confidence and ease. It will change the way we work so we have time to focus on interactions with each other not just transactions.

– Kate Ross, Associate Vice-President, Enrolment Services and Registrar


  1. Enable an exceptional teaching and learning environment by providing robust, sustainable support for current and future administrative, student and academic processes.
  2. Enable a cohesive and consistent experience for learners, staff and faculty through intuitive interfaces and aligned processes that allow the UBC Community to interact with confidence and ease.
  3. Facilitate the reliable collection and management of institutional data required to meet the current and future needs of the UBC Community.
  4. Ensure that the institution has the flexibility to meet future UBC community needs and regulatory requirements.
  5. Support the implementation of a new, common Academic Model that will enhance curriculum creation and delivery to support UBC's Teaching and Learning strategy.

Design principles

  1. Look to develop integrated/automated workflows for our core functional processes.
  2. Enable the use of best-practice in user-centered design to allow for effective and efficient process/workflow.
  3. Enable the development and sustainment of aligned, streamlined processes across the university.
  4. Create an ability to readily adapt to external requirements that depend upon process and/or solution adaptations. 
  5. Create the ability to adapt in a timely manner to changes in teaching, learning and curriculum requirements.

Additional guidelines for success

As part of the work underway to evaluate UBC’s Academic Model, a supplemental set of principles was developed to guide the team’s efforts in respect to that body of work. Wondering what the Academic Model refers to?

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