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I would not mix accounts because of confusion leading to unintended consequences. What if Google let you log in as multiple gmail accounts at the same time? I don't know about you but I would feel like I was walking on egg shells the entire time worried about doing something intended for one account but accidentally spilling over to the other accounts. ...


I would base the decision on the actions John will be taking. Is he/she adding users to multiple campuses in one session? If he/she will be performing batch actions on, or viewing/using data from multiple campuses, then you might just want a campus selector on each tool/data. (Or, make it tags/filters if data is shared for multiple campuses...) If John ...


It is a data integrity thing. I may have edit permission and I may be selecting field values for copy paste. But I don't want to inadvertently change a value. Also a view only mode typically will have less clutter. Like a date - you just show the date and not a date control. An enumeration you just show the current value and not pull down to select ...


This looks like a typical CRUD application. CRUD stands for create, read, update and delete which are standard database actions with each it's own query. It might just have been easier to create a GUI on top of that than rethinking a whole new concept. Your conclusion is probably right that it doesn't make much sense to the user, it was designed to meet a ...


It sounds to me like your assessment (in the second paragraph) makes complete sense. There could be legacy reasons why it is built the way it is now.


How about like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups

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