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Monday, April 21, 2014

PCAS updates for undergraduate catalog

The ASR communications team will be working on developing the 2014-16 Twin Cities undergraduate catalog this summer, so it's important that colleges update their program and course information in PCAS by Monday, July 7. To check if you have "update" access to a program, locate the program in PCAS using the search function and look to see if you have an "Update" or "Edit" link appearing alongside the "View" link. If the "Update" or "Edit" link appears, you have access to update and edit that program.

PCAS review sessions for current PCAS editors will be held early June (exact date TBD). Please watch the ASR Training Update for updates.

If you need additional access, have questions, or require initial PCAS training, please contact the ASR Training Team.

Using the "Find" Feature

Have you ever used the Find feature? Have you ever noticed the Find feature?

"Find" is located on the dark blue divider bars on most PeopleSoft pages. You will see it next to "View All" and the page row counts. The "Find" feature is particularly useful in situations such as in UM ECS, where you may want to locate a specific section among many. You can use your navigation arrows to find a section or scroll using "View All." The "Find" feature allows you to type the section number, such as 016, and it will take you directly to that section.

Upcoming Trainings & Opportunities - May & June

Student Data Inquiry
Available any time via online training through ULearn

Student Data Update
Available any time via online training through ULearn

Program/Plan Process

  • Wednesday, April 23, 10 a.m.-12 noon

  • Thursday, May 22, 10 a.m.-12 noon

  • Wednesday June 18. 10 am.-12 noon


  • Thursday, May 15, 10 a.m.-12 noon

  • Thursday, June 12, 10 a.m.-12 noon

Electronic Course Scheduling (ECS)

  • Wednesday, May 7, 9 a.m.-12 noon

  • Wednesday June 4, 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.

Reminder: Scheduling Update live for ECS Schedulers

ECS schedulers are encouraged to attend a live, in-person Scheduling Update on Wednesday, April 30, 2-3:15 p.m. This session will cover:

  • An overview of Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program (ESUP)

  • A sneak peek at what is changing for schedulers (including specific examples of changes to the schedule of classes)

  • What the new production cycle will look like

  • An overview of the training timeline for schedulers

  • An opportunity to ask questions

The session will be offered concurrently in Rapson Hall 56 (East Bank), Carlson School 2-215 (West Bank), and Peters Hall 155 (Saint Paul). No registration is needed.