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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Upcoming Trainings & Opportunities (January 2014)

Student Data Inquiry
Available any time via online training through ULearn

Student Data Update
Available any time via online training through ULearn, also
Wednesday, February 5, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Program/Plan Process
Thursday, January 23, 10 a.m.-12 noon
Thursday, February 20, 10 a.m.-12 noon

Wednesday, February 19, 10 a.m.-12 noon

Electronic Course Scheduling (ECS)
Thursday, February 13, 9 a.m.-12 noon

For a complete list of upcoming SR trainings and opportunities, and to register for upcoming sessions, please visit ULearn off the UMN Employee Self-Service page.

Have you set your User Defaults?

From the main menu go to: Set Up SACR > User Defaults. We recommend that you at least set the institution (e.g. UMNTC) as a default. Once set-up, the user default will automatically populate its field on all pages which contain the field, saving you time while still allowing you to overwrite the default on the page if needed. Many defaults are available and could save you some time and keystrokes. (Think ECS, where institution, term, and subject are required search fields; these can be set as user defaults. Just remember that you'll need to keep your defaults up-to-date when the term or something else changes.)

A glimpse of the future

Heather Micek and Amanda Miklik presented to the Academic Advising Network (AAN) earlier this month. They did a short demonstration of two new self-service "centers" in PeopleSoft 9.0-- Advisor Center and Faculty Center--and fielded questions about some of the upcoming changes (and what is staying the same) with ESUP. If you have a regular meeting in your college or department and would like a similar demonstration, email esup@umn.edu.

End of IDP

The Student work stream has completed the meetings involved with IDP and is wrapping up work associated with the governance process. The next phase is the technical development and testing. Because decisions have been made and approved through governance, more information will be steadily available on the "What's Changing" page of the ESUP website. Some recent updates include FERPA and Final Grading. Check back regularly for more updates!

Phasing Out In-Person Student Data Inquiry Training

In September, the Student Data Inquiry (SDI) course began being offered online. Following this change, attendance at our in-person classes has dropped to the point where we will no longer be scheduling the in-person version of SDI class beginning in January. Please remember that we are always more than happy to accommodate the needs that you or your staff may have with this or any other training. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your training needs.

Student Data Update to go online!

The online version of Student Data Update (SDU) training is very close to going live. We anticipate its launch by mid-December, and may be completed in lieu of in-person SDU. Just like the in-person version, online SDU training will focus on adding, removing, and updating data on the following PeopleSoft pages:

  • Service Indicators

  • Term Activation

  • Student Groups

  • Student Advisor

  • Class Permissions

  • Addresses

Benefits of the online version include the ability for staff to complete training for only those business processes/PeopleSoft pages that are relevant to his or her job. Another benefit is the ability of staff to revisit all or part of these tutorials following the completion of training. In-person SDU training will continue to be offered, although fewer sessions will be scheduled. Staff who have already completed SDU training will not need to complete it again. Expect more communication about the launch of online SDU training in the near future, as details become available.