The Digitalization of the Valparaiso University Residential Hall Check-In Process
Arts and Sciences
Computing and Information Sciences
0000-0001-7487-936X; 0000-0002-2331-5422; 0000-0002-1754-2848
Valparaiso University housing facilities support hundreds of students each year in a variety of campus residence halls. A primary function for security and general operations is tracking students and guests who enter and exit these facilities. To support that need, the school employs Desk Attendants who maintain paper rosters that support three tasks: student verification and check-in, guest check-in, and item check-out. This project intends to provide a digital replacement for this system in order to enable added speed and ease of use. The software will built on the Python-based Flask web framework joined to MySQL databases. The system will allow desk attendants and higher-access-level staff to sign into their respective residential hall and access a variety of information linked to each service area. Additionally, the aggregated electronic logs and other accumulated information will enable larger scale analysis of patterns and routines as desired.
Morrison, Adam; Rookstool, Sam; and Cole, Alec, "The Digitalization of the Valparaiso University Residential Hall Check-In Process" (2019). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 780.