Effort Timeline


A Note About the Timeline:

The outcome of this process will have a significant impact to Kent State University.  While it is important to have dates and milestones, we recognize that it is more important to take our time, operate in an informed manner, and be deliberate in our process.  The below timeline reflects our intention. It may be subject to change in the event that some efforts take longer or complete quicker than expected.  Additionally, the timeline is not fully comprehensive as we will hold additional listening sessions and public report outs as milestones are crossed.  This timeline will be updated as time progresses.

LMS Aspirational Timeline


Aspirational Timeline:

  • End of March – Early April 2019:
    • Conduct a faculty & student survey to understand the needs of the institution
  • End of March – Early May 2019:
    • Publish and review an RFI to develop a solid understanding of the current market and capabilities of product offerings
  • Early April-End April 2019:
    • Report out RFI and survey summaries to the university community
  • Summer 2019:
    • Publish the RFP and begin reviewing responses
  • Fall 2019:
    • Committee to determine finalists for close consideration
  • Spring 2020:
    • Pilot, perform demonstrations to the university community and perform listening sessions around potential solutions
  • End of Spring 2020:
    • Committee to make a decision on the award.
  • Summer 2020+ :
    • Implementation