October 14, 2011
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.
The job aid will walk you through all the steps needed to enter grades in the new system. It can be accessed here.
Open labs are provided to allow faculty to enter grades with the assistance of a staff person. Faculty will be walked-through the grade-entering process and any questions will be addressed. Faculty may drop in at any time during the labs:
Monday, October 17
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday, October 18
Grades Hotline numbers:
Patti Rust: 273-2113
Wendy Mulder: 273-2277
Rachel Jones: 273-4713
SIS departmental outreach continues
The SIS team continues to offer outreach to departments in order to provide an overview of Faculty Center and Advisor Center and answer questions from faculty and staff.
Rachel Jones, SIS Project Trainer, and Michele Peck, Academic Advising, have recently had productive visits with the Communication Studies, Geography, and Educational Leadership & Postsecondary Education. These visits provide an opportunity for faculty and department staff to ask questions and raise issues that have been relevant and specific to them. These visits are important to departments to help them navigate the new system. “Talking with department faculty and staff in this setting allows us to provide information and learn how we can best serve their needs,” Rachel Jones explained. “It provides a forum for us to explore the system in ways that work for them.”
If your department would like to schedule a visit from the SIS project team, please contact Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org.