1. Roll Call (by timezone - East to West)
  2. Scribe Shout-out - It's easy to scribe: How To Scribe Itana Calls Guide
  3. Agenda Bash
  4. Topic: API Management Working Group Report Out, Ashish Pandit
  5. Itana Org Updates
    1. Working Group Updates
      1. API Working Group
      2. Business Architecture Working Group
      3. EA Maturity Model
    2. Steering Committee Update


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Announcements - Itana News, Working Group Report out

Topic: API Management Working Group Report Out, Ashish Pandit 

Ashish:  The API working group report out represents 3 years of work.  Ashish comes from a SOA background.

Much of the report out also represents the efforts of migrating to Cloud.

The API work is also about engaging with the business and we have to be careful because some new tools come with headless applications.

Promises with the business are not always easy to keep.

The group is learning what it takes to build a quality API which means alignment with the business which is quite a bit of work.

Why did the group start?

To share best practices, governance and technologies.

Initial Goals:

Matthew Hailstone-BYU:

Rupert Berk is hosting a panel on how the APIs fit into the ecosystem in January.

API managers such as PeopleSoft used University of California

University of Michigan:


Rupert from the University of Washington talked about an effort going back to 2008 working with the registrar who felt they were getting the access they wanted.

Jim from the University of Wisconsin


Good sharing of the group regarding the person API Definition

University of Waterloo:


Academic data starts with a lot of security

Oregon State, Jose Cedeno:

UW Madison:




API/Data Governance:

How were the Business Terms defined?

Reaching out to the business to define the business terms.  Brad Stone: We used an Iterative approach.

TIER Provisioning/Deprovisioning-UW Madison

HAX-Penn State

LMS-Course interfaces WSYWG but supports infrastructure.

Upcoming for the Working Group:

Survey Results will be coming

Jim Phelps suggested the working group pull the efforts of the past 3 years into a white paper regarding the state of APIs in higher education which could be an Educause publication.


14:16:12 From Brandon Rich : Is that a CSG panel?

14:16:36 From James J Phelps : No.  This is an API Working Group panel

14:16:41 From Brandon Rich : thanks

14:27:45 From J.J. Du Chateau : Fitness for use is always a metadata (documentatoin) problem that I think the community could learn from the geospatial community.  FGDC's & ISO's geospatial metadata standard can give one a sense of type of metadata to help users access fitness for use.

14:41:21 From Brandon Rich : Any recording of that security webinar?

14:44:46 From Ashish Pandit : Yes, recording is posted on working group site

14:46:52 From James J Phelps :

14:47:13 From James J Phelps : Notes, recordings and slides from the API WG meetings are on the page above?

15:02:14 From James J Phelps :

15:02:55 From Dana Miller-Miami Ohio to James J Phelps (Privately) : Great work!