SIS Update #24
Department heads need to activate any new advisors
A reminder that faculty or others who are newly assigned to serve as advisors need to be "activated" in the Student Information System (SIS) in order to access their advisees' information. If you have new advisors in your department, the Department Head will need to contact Patti Rust at firstname.lastname@example.org so that she can arrange for those persons to have the needed advisee access.
SIS Update #23
Two items to update you on regarding the continuing implementation of the new Student Information System (SIS):
Mid-term grades will be entered using the new system
Faculty who submit mid-terms grades for students will do so using the new system. Information about how to do this is being provided by the Registrar's Office directly to faculty. In an effort to provide support to faculty during this transition, we are providing tutorials which faculty can access 24/7 on their own, open labs where faculty members can enter grades "live" with assistance from the Registrar's staff, and hotline numbers in case faculty have questions during the process.
SIS Update #22
Here are a couple of updates on the implementation of the new Student Information System:
Status of "student specific permissions" in spring schedule of classes clarified
There have been some inquiries about why course schedulers need to "check the box" for "Student Specific Permissions" (under the Basic Data tab of the Maintain Schedule of Classes screen). This is a necessary part of the transition from the legacy system to the new system.
SIS Update #21
Here are four current news items about implementation of the new SIS:
"Plan of Study" major/minor worksheets updated
In the course of the SIS implementation, major/minor worksheets that are displayed at the Plan of Study website have been updated to reflect the 2010-12 Catalog. Because some of these had not been updated for the previous catalog, it is essential that these be reviewed for accuracy at the department level.
For Department Heads: SIS update #20
This edition of the SIS Update is devoted to a single topic that requires some explanation. Thanks for your patience in reading it:
New infrastructure will support reporting
As we continue through the process of implementing the new Student Information System (SIS), we have achieved a complex and interrelated set of goals -- we have now used the new SIS to admit an entering class of students, create a schedule of classes for a term, register returning and new students in classes, make textbook information available to students, distribute financial aid, issue bills, and create advisement reports, class schedules and class rosters. Later this fall we will gather grade information from faculty and issue the first set of grade reports.