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June 16, 2009

Updated Classroom Utilization Reports

To aid in room scheduling and usage evaluation, the following BusinessObjects reports have been updated:
-- SM01 Classroom Utilization by Dept or Dept Group for Term or Date Range
-- SM01 Classroom Utilization by Bldg for Term or Date Range

-- Display all active rooms, regardless of utilization status, allowing you to better evaluate opportunities
for room use for the term or date range.
-- Can be run by Event Type (e.g, CRSE, CURR, NONC) to limit the results to a specific usage.
-- Contain a “Meetings” tab that lists details for classes/events occurring in each room (24 hours/7 days).

Each report offers options to quickly view room utilization data for the specified term or date range:
-- The “Overall Utilization” charts in the Classroom Utilization by Dept or Dept Group reports show the seat or time utilization goal for the rooms and the variance from that goal.
-- The “High and Low” tab in the Classroom Utilization by Bldg report lists rooms by time utilization

Contact the MAIS Help Desk:
-- Phone: 734-936-7000, option 7
-- E-mail: maishelpdesk@umich.edu
-- Web: http://www.mais.umich.edu/online_help_desk/

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Keywords: Classroom Utilization

To: "Space Management BusinessObjects Users"
Subject: Updated Classroom Utilization Reports
From: MAIS.Inform
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Posted by cstefans at 03:12 PM

June 12, 2009

HRMS June 19 Meeting Agenda

Posted by nge at 11:22 AM

June 10, 2009

ePAF To Be Retired at End of June 2009

Over the last three months, most University units have adopted the use of the web-based eResearch Proposal Managment (eRPM) system for creating Proposal Approvals Forms, or PAFs, and subsequent routing for approvals. The time has come to retire the paper process for proposal approvals at the University of Michigan.

eRPM REQUIRED 7/1/2009

At the end of the day on June 30, 2009, the ePAF will no longer be available. From that time forward, new proposal approvals and routing will need to be completed in the eRPM system.


1) The current ePAF option to create paper PAFs, will be retired at the end of the day on June 30. Access to the site will be eliminated by DRDA, as will access to that cache of old ePAFs.
2) All PAFs initiated on or after July 1, must be created in eRPM.
3) PAFs initiated in paper form before June 30, 2009 will be honored and processed by DRDA through the end of July.
4) No paper PAFs will be accepted by DRDA, effective Monday, August 3, 2009.


A related change will be the concurrent elimination of the DRDA Drop Box to upload final, completed Grants.gov packages to DRDA for submission.

The new eRPM PAF includes the capability of attaching thta final proposal or completing it within the system.


We have conferred with the Research Unit Liaisons on this timeline and they agree that the University is ready for this step. Many units already require eRPM use. Others are using the system, though its use has not been prescribed. Still others plan to retire use by July 1.

If you have general questions or comments about the transition, feel free to contact Cathy Handyside or me.

Jim Randolph

-- eRPM Training
Job Aids we recommend that you print out to keep by your side when first starting to use the system:
-- PAF Creation/Completion
-- Proposal Review Basics

For technical support (e.g., navigation, connectivity, and system
errors), contact the MAIS Help Desk:
-- Phone: 734-936-7000, option 6
-- E-mail: maishelpdesk@umich.edu
For questions about Unit Business Policy/Requirements, contact your
Research Unit Liaison.

For sponsor-specific or submission questions, contact your
-- DRDA Project Representative.
-- DRDA Information line: (734) 764-5500

From: James Randolph
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 10:43 AM
To: eRPM Info; Research ULs; Research ULs Alt

Posted by wro at 12:20 PM

June 03, 2009

Teaching Evaluations for Spring 2009 Ready for Review

The following e-mail was sent to instructors with Spring 2009 classes:

We are preparing to administer Spring 2009 class evaluations, having successfully addressed system problems experienced at the end of Winter Term. Based on a careful assessment, we are confident that the online teaching evaluation system will support Spring 2009 class evaluations.

By June 9, 2009, department administrative staff must have all class evaluation orders and/or changes completed. You can review your evaluations before this deadline in the Wolverine Access Faculty Center.

If the Faculty Center does not list an evaluation for a class you are teaching, your department has not yet submitted its order. If you have questions about your class evaluation, please contact the administrator responsible for evaluation ordering in your department before June 9, 2009. Where department policy allows, primary instructors may add questions to their evaluation forms after department orders are entered, but those additions must also be made by June 9, 2009.


Evaluation procedures are unchanged from previous terms. If you need further information on reviewing evaluations or adding questions, see the Faculty Center help page at

For evaluation assistance, contact E&E:
-- Phone: 734-764-3497
-- E-mail: EandE@umich.edu

For M-Pathways assistance, contact the MAIS Help Desk:
-- Phone: 734-936-7000, option 4
-- E-mail: maishelpdesk@umich.edu

cc. Order Evaluation System Users

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Keywords: Teaching Evaluations

To: Instructors with Spring Classes
From: Office of Evaluations and Examinations
Subject: Review Teaching Evaluations for Spring 2009 Classes Before June 9
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Posted by cstefans at 12:38 PM