Archived Project Updates
For Department Heads: SIS #9
This update focuses on what we've experienced and learned through 10 days of student advance registration. I appreciate the tremendous amount of work and support that many of you have provided as we register our first sizable groups of students using the new system. As you will note from my comments that follow, we are experiencing a mix of reactions to the new system and there is a degree of confusion (which I will try to rectify) about which issues are system issues versus human or other.
For Department Heads: SIS #8
Thanks to all for their good work and understanding as we move through a critical stage in the implementation of the new SIS. A few notes for you:
UPDATE/CHANGE: Prerequisites with a minimum grade required
Students currently enrolled in a prerequisite that has a minimum grade requirement are permitted to advance register for a subsequent course. A prerequisite review will be conducted after spring grades are posted and adjustments made at that time. Details of how this will be accomplished will be provided later.
For Students: SIS update #7
Please review these important registration tips prior to enrolling for Fall 2011 classes. Remember that summer course registration is still in the old system, while advance registration for fall is in the new system. Complete online help is available at http://www.uni.edu/sis/content/student-center-help
For Department Heads: SIS update #6
Advance registration in the new SIS for fall term begins tomorrow! Thanks to all for the efforts to date to make this possible. Here are a couple of updates:
User capacity for new SIS successfully tested
As part of the process of preparing for advance registration in the new SIS, the project team recently performed a series of "stress" tests to see how the new system would handle demands placed on it. The most recent tests show that the new system will handle up to 4,000 concurrent users; the current SIS handles 300.
For Department Heads: SIS update #5
As changes in the SIS will become more visible to students (as they prepare for advance registration for fall classes starting April 5), we're ramping up efforts to assist them through the transition:
Training offered on student registration tasks
Though many students will intuitively find their way through the new process of registering for class, others will seek help from student employees, peer advisors, academic advisors, department secretaries and other staff in offices, in computer labs, in residence halls, and at service desks across campus.
For Department Heads: SIS update #4
Mainframe will be slow on morning of March 11, 2011
In the early hours of Friday, March 11, 2011, the SIS team will be loading student records from the current system to the new system. Until 9 am, access to the current mainframe SIS may be very slow and, at times, perhaps intolerable. Performance should be improved over the course of the morning with slowdowns still possible. All activities causing the slowdown should be completed by 1 pm. Thanks for your understanding.
For Department Heads: SIS update #3
1. Fall Schedule of Classes. Last Monday was the deadline for submitting information for the fall schedule of classes and all departments have made submissions! Thanks to all who contributed to this very important effort. The Registrar's staff is now verifying the information submitted, University Book and Supply is gathering ISBN numbers and prices for textbooks, and the overall process is proceeding as planned. Access will remain open for department schedulers to update/edit enrollment and textbook information as needed.
For Department Heads: SIS update #2
This is my second update on the implementation of UNI's new student information system (SIS). We've added another important group to this communication -- current "mainframe" users. This new list was created by assembling the email addresses of all UNI persons who currently have access at least one part of the current student information system, referred to generally as "the mainframe." Because it is not possible for us to determine specifically the reason that any given person uses the mainframe, I will share updates with all of you.
For Department Heads: SIS update #1
The project and technical teams have been working diligently to implement our new PeopleSoft student information system (SIS). The new system will mean change for everyone who uses it. Our goals will be to implement a system that best meets your needs and the needs of the University, to keep you apprised of the planned changes, and to work with colleges, departments, faculty and staff to successfully adapt to the changes.
The parent portal is in transition!
The Parent Portal is changing by phases from February–August 2011 to convert to the new Student Information System. Current students with third party users (parents, spouse, etc) will experience changes in how they access their personal records. Third party access to records in the new Student System will now be directly within MyUniverse, the same portal that students currently and will continue to use. If students wish to allow access to their third party users, the first transition in the new Student System will be for Financial Aid records in February 2011.