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July 22, 2009

BusinessObjects XI 3.1 Upgrade Coming August 17

Information to share and help prepare for the upgrade from BusinessObjects version XI Release 2 (XI R2) to version XI 3.1
-- Implementation is tentatively scheduled for August 17, 2009.
-- Access to version XI 3.1 will continue to be via Wolverine Access (https://wolverineaccess.umich.edu)

IMPORTANT DATES
-- July 28, close of business: No changes will be made to reports in the UM-Maintained Reports folder after this date.
-- After August 11, close of business:
---- No changes will be made to BusinessObjects universes.
---- Any changes to items in the User Shared folder will not be saved.
---- Any changes made to your Inbox or Favorites will not be saved.
---- Access requests can be submitted after this date but will not be processed until after the upgrade.
-- August 17, 8:00 a.m.: Version XI 3.1 is available.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREPARE
Please review and delete old or unused Inbox and personal Favorites items by August 10. This will help to ensure that obsolete items are not migrated to the new system.

BUSINESSOBJECTS XI 3.1 BENEFITS
-- Both InfoView and WebI access continue to be supported.
-- Enhanced report formatting capabilities for InfoView users that allows you to format text, columns,
and layout. Visit My LINC (https://maislinc.umich.edu) closer to implementation for details on changes.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Resources available on Monday, August 17:
-- Plan on registering now and attending the BOTV Live webinar on What's New in BusinessObjects XI 3.1
on August 17. Visit My LINC to register for the session at:
http://maislinc.umich.edu/maislinc/lang-en/management/LMS_ActDetails.asp?UserMode=0&ActivityId=29675
-- Getting Started Guide on My LINC.

NEXT STEPS
-- Watch for upgrade announcements on Wolverine Access (https://wolverineaccess.umich.edu) and the What
else is happening? page on the Project InfoCenter (http://www.mais.umich.edu/project_infocenter/what_else_home.php)
as we get closer to implementation.
-- BusinessObjects-related web updates are currently in progress.

FOR QUESTIONS OR ASSISTANCE
Contact the Help Desk:
-- Phone: 734-936-7000, option 7
-- E-mail: maishelpdesk@umich.edu
-- Web: <http://www.mais.umich.edu/online_help_desk/>

To: "U-M Data Warehouse BusinessObjects Users and MAIS Unit Liaisons"
From: MAIS.Inform
Subject: BusinessObjects XI 3.1 Upgrade Coming August 17
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 11:14 AM

Posted by cstefans at 11:18 AM

July 20, 2009

Student Records Data Warehouse Support Labs Available

The Registrar's Office is offering labs on August 10, 11, and 13 to provide support in using the M-Pathways Student Records and/or Third Week Count data sets and their related BusinessObjects universes (SA03, SA05). These Data Warehouse Support Labs are designed to assist individual users in creating and/or modifying their own queries, answer specific questions, and address concerns.

PREREQUISITES
To participate, users must have access to the Student Records and/or Third Week Count data sets, and also have a valid BusinessObjects ID and password. Users must also complete the associated eLearning courses listed below prior to attending the lab.

Student Records data set eLearning courses-
-- SRE003 Introduction to the Student Records Data Set:
<https://maislinc.umich.edu/maislinc/lang-en/management/LMS_ActDetails.asp?UserMode=0&ActivityId=25780&CallerURL=/maislinc/lang-en/taxonomy/TAX_Search.asp?UserMode=0&NodeID=0&SelectedNodeID=0&VSC=ItemName&VSO=A&SourceRef=-1&DispMode=normal&AdvType=0&SearchStr=sre003&See=Search>

-- SRE013 Modifying a UM-Maintained Student Records Data Set Report:
<https://maislinc.umich.edu/maislinc/lang-en/management/LMS_ActDetails.asp?UserMode=0&ActivityId=25781>

-- SRE023 Using the Academic Record, Enrollment, and Academic Degree Folders in the Student Records Data Set:
<https://maislinc.umich.edu/maislinc/lang-en/management/LMS_ActDetails.asp?UserMode=0&ActivityId=25903>

-- SRE033 Using Course, Class, Transfer Credit, Personal, Test, and Other Data in the Student Records Data Set:
<https://maislinc.umich.edu/maislinc/lang-en/management/LMS_ActDetails.asp?UserMode=0&ActivityId=25935>

Third Week Count data set eLearning course-
-- SRE004 Introduction to the Third Week Count Data Set:
<https://maislinc.umich.edu/maislinc/lang-en/management/LMS_ActDetails.asp?UserMode=0&ActivityId=1223&CallerURL=/maislinc/lang-en/taxonomy/TAX_Search.asp?UserMode=0&NodeID=0&SelectedNodeID=0&VSC=ItemName&VSO=A&SourceRef=-1&DispMode=normal&AdvType=0&SearchStr=sre004&See=Search>

LAB DATES and TIMES
Monday, August 10:
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - noon
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 11:
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - noon
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 13:
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - noon
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION
To sign up for a lab, please e-mail Candace Adams at candya@umich.edu. Please indicate your preferred date and time, specific information about the things with which you need help, and if you need directions. When you come to the lab, please bring your data dictionaries with you.

All labs will be held in the Registrar's Office at 500 S. State Street (1210 LSA Bldg). Each lab session can accommodate up to two individuals. You can sign up for a lab up to three days before the lab session if space is still available. If you have additional questions, please call Candace Adams at (734) 647-3621.

To: "M-Pathways Student Records and Third Week Count Data Set Users"
From: MAIS.Inform
Subject: Student Records Data Warehouse Support Labs Available
Date: Monday, July 20, 2009


Posted by cstefans at 02:08 PM

Textbook Order Entry Deadline July 28, 2009

The deadline to enter Fall 2009 textbook information into the Wolverine Access Faculty Center or M-Pathways Textbook page is July 28, 2009. Entering textbook information by this date ensures orders will be processed at participating bookstores and textbooks will be available for students by the start of the Fall 2009 term. For important Fall 2009 textbook order entry guidelines, please refer to the Office of the Registrar's Fall 2009 Textbook calendar at <http://ro.umich.edu/calendar/fa09textbook.php>.

TEXTBOOK ENTRY DOCUMENTATION
-- For class instructors entering textbook information in the Faculty Center, click the Help link located on the Faculty Center pages or go to <https://heprod.dsc.umich.edu/htmldoc/eng/dftie/lsaa/htm/sr_fb_textbooks.htm>.
-- For staff entering textbook information in M-Pathways, search for “textbooks” in My LINC at <https://maislinc.umich.edu>.

M-PATHWAYS REPORTS FOR STAFF
M-Pathways reports allow staff to view textbook information entered for selected classes or a list of classes with no textbook information. For more information, see the “Run Textbook Reports Step-by-Step Procedure” in My LINC at <https://maislinc.umich.edu/maislinc/lang-en/management/LMS_ActDetails.asp?UserMode=0&ActivityId=28952>.

FOR ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS
Contact the Help Desk:
-- Phone: 734-936-7000, option 4
-- E-mail: maishelpdesk@umich.edu
-- Web: <http://www.mais.umich.edu/online_help_desk/>

To: "Fall 2009 Class Instructors and M-Pathways Users with the SR CLASS MAINTAINER and SR TEXTBOOK MAINTAINER Roles"
From: MAIS.Inform
Subject: Textbook Order Entry Deadline July 28, 2009
Date: Monday, July 20, 2009

Posted by cstefans at 10:34 AM

July 16, 2009

HRMS July 17 Meeting Agenda and Materials

Posted by mrschlei at 10:34 AM

July 14, 2009

What are the biggest challenges facing DART Project members?

A Tour de DART slideshow, featuring members of the Project Management Core Team. In this presentation, learn more about each team member and what they think are the biggest challenges facing them on the project.

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Posted by lburgamy at 04:07 PM

Contract signing & Design Teams Kick-off on the horizon

A Tour de DART slide-cast by Larry Chaffee. In this section, recent project accomplishments and the racing milestones on the horizon. Since Fall 2008, we completed Fit Gap, gained funding approval, and started planning under an interim statement of work.

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Posted by lburgamy at 04:06 PM

July 13, 2009

What to expect as a volunteer

A Tour de DART slidecast by Larry Chaffee. In this section, Larry talks about the tasks for community resource group volunteers. He also describes Design Team cycles and activities and the big challenge in the Design Phase.

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Posted by lburgamy at 04:03 PM

It's not too late to volunteer

A Tour de DART slidecast by Larry Chaffee. In this section: Thanks to those who have already volunteered; An update on volunteer recruiting process; It’s not too late for those who are still interested; Volunteer forms are available in the resource section of the DART site.

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Posted by lburgamy at 04:02 PM

Why cycling is a good analogy for the DART Project

A Tour de DART slidecast by Jefferson Porter. In this section: The importance of the DART project, the purpose of the monthly newsletter, and why cycling is an appropriate analogy.

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Posted by lburgamy at 04:00 PM

July 09, 2009

Financial Aid Disbursement Calendar for Aid Year 2010

The new “Financial Aid Disbursement Calendar for Aid Year 2010” is now available.
Select “2009-2010 Disbursement Calendar” from the bottom of the Financial Aid Forms and Instructions page on the MAIS website at:
<http://www.mais.umich.edu/student/faforms.html>

The calendar includes charts for each Disbursement Plan, with the anticipated financial aid disbursement dates for the 2009-2010 academic year. Each date represents the earliest date on which funds can be disbursed. As in the past, the calendar indicates exceptions to award entry deadlines and funds delivery dates.

AWARD ENTRY NOTES:
-- It is important to review the calendar for changes to award entry deadlines, particularly if you enter monthly stipends.
-- If you enter awards for a specific Disbursement ID AFTER the disbursement date has passed, funds will be disbursed on the next weekly cycle.
-- Students will be able to view their anticipated (pending) aid before the actual disbursements occur.

FOR ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS
Contact the MAIS Help Desk:
-- Phone: 734-936-7000, option 4
-- E-mail: maishelpdesk@umich.edu

To: "M-Pathways Users Who Enter or Monitor Financial Aid Awards"
Subject: Financial Aid Disbursement Calendar for Aid Year 2010 Available
From: MAIS.Inform
Date: Thursday, July 09, 2009

Posted by cstefans at 11:22 AM

July 08, 2009

Tuition-Valued Awards Updated with Re-Budgeted Tuition Values

The Regents approved the actual tuition rates for the 2009-2010 cademic year at their June meeting. This enabled the following tasks to be completed in M-Pathways:

-- Financial aid budgets have been updated with the actual tuition rates. The tuition component of each student's financial aid budget is calculated based on full-time attendance.

-- Tuition-valued awards that were entered prior to June 22, 2009, or Aid Year 2010, have been updated based on the new rates. A tuition-valued award has its amount calculated automatically based on the value in the "Calc Flag" field. Tuition-valued awards entered on or after June 22, 2009, were calculated automatically with the updated tuition rates.

-- Awards entered after August 13, 2009, will not appear as aticipated (pending) aid on students' accounts. Please communicate accordingly with your students. Anticipated aid is aid that students would receive if disbursement rules are met, and is intended to pay charges on students' accounts.

-- The first posting to students' accounts for actual tuition charges for Fall 2009 for most students will begin on August 7, 2009. It will be calculated nightly thereafter based on student enrollment activity.

FOR ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS
Contact the MAIS Help Desk:
-- Phone: 734-936-7000, option 4
-- E-mail: maishelpdesk@umich.edu
-- Web: <http://www.mais.umich.edu/online_help_desk>


To: "M-Pathways Users Who Enter or Monitor Financial Aid Awards"
Subject: Tuition-Valued Awards Updated with Re-Budgeted Tuition Values
From: MAIS.Inform
Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Posted by cstefans at 03:14 PM

STUDENT June/July Action Items

The information you need to review the presentations on the Online Help Desk and MCommunity is available. Jan Eckert sent the following information to Student Liasons for review.

Online Help Desk
We’re asking Unit Liaisons to assist us by sharing information about the new Online Help Desk support option with their faculty and staff.
PowerPoint
Video
E-mail template - to use as a starting point for communicating with your faculty and staff.

MCommunity
MCommunity will replace the U-M Online Directory. This presentation contains information that impacts U-M students, faculty, and staff including:
• Minimum public information for students, faculty, and staff
• Changes in privacy options for students, faculty, and staff
• What you can change for your entry and where it can be changed
• How students, faculty, staff, alumni, and sponsored individuals get into MCommunity and when they are removed
PowerPoint
Video

Date for Your Calendar
The next Student Administration Unit Liaison Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 28, at 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. in Room 2029 Kipke Conference Center.

Questions?

Jan Eckert, Unit Liaison Coordinator
Phone: 734-764-4352; E-mail: jeckert@umich.edu

------- Begin Forwarded Message --------
From: Eckert, Janice L
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
To: Sudent Unit Liasions
Subject: Action Item Replaces 6/24 Student UL Meeting

Hello Student Unit Liaisons –

The June 24 Student Administration Unit Liaison Meeting in the Kipke Conference Center is canceled and is replaced by the Action Item described below.

Action Item for Student Unit Liaisons
There are two presentations that are on the HRMS Unit Liaison meeting that have relevance for Student Unit Liaisons. The PowerPoints and videotape of these presentations will be available next week on the UL InfoCenter, and you’ll receive an e-mail communication from me when they’re available for viewing.

In the meantime, here are the descriptions of these presentations.

Introduction to the Online Help Desk
This new Web-based customer support option is available to administrative systems users. Andrea Stevens will describe this new option and show you how to access and use it. She will also tell you about the “getting started” resources that are available to you and staff members in your unit.


The MCommunity Directory and Sponsor System

Janet Eaton and Jeanne Horvath will describe the new MCommunity Directory and Sponsor System and how it will directly affect the work you do. MCommunity is a directory that will replace the U-M Online Directory. Janet and Jeanne will describe what you can change where about your entry, changes in privacy options for students, faculty, and staff, as well as the minimum public information for students, faculty and staff.


Date for Your Calendar

The next Student Administration Unit Liaison Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 28, at 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. in Room 2029 Kipke Conference Center.

Jan
Jan Eckert, Unit Liaison Coordinator
Phone: 734-764-4352; E-mail: jeckert@umich.edu

From: Jan Eckert
Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2009
To: Student Unit Liasons
Subject: Information Now Available for Action Item That Replaced 6/24/09 Student UL Meeting

Posted by cstefans at 11:19 AM

July 07, 2009

HRMS June/July Action Items

Follow-up information and action items from the June 19, 2009 HRMS Unit Liaison Meeting are available. Jan Eckert sent the following information to all HRMS Liasons for review. The meeting agenda has been updated to include a link to the video of the entire meeting as well as links to each individual presentation.

Update from University Payroll
Review the video, PowerPoint, and e-mail communication provided by Norel Tullier regarding a July 1, 2009 change for paying Human Subject Fees to U-M employees.

2009 Cutoff Dates and Reminders from HRRIS
• Submit GSA new hire forms by the week of 07/27/09.
• Review Faculty, Primary, & Clinical promotions in M-Pathways Total Picture processed by HRRIS on 06/26/09.
• If applicable, by July 8, review and return to HRRIS the file of temporary employees who will be purged from M-Pathways on July 15.
• Review the list of self-service work for faculty and staff that will occur during the fall and winter.

Online Help Desk
• Spend 10 minutes reviewing information about the new Online Help Desk.
• Use this e-mail template as a starting point for communicating with your faculty and staff about the new Online Help Desk support option.

MCommunity (will replace the U-M Online Directory)
Review information about:
• Privacy options that will change for faculty, staff, and students
• How people get into MCommunity
• How people get out of MCommunity
• The MCommunity sponsor system

eRecruit Project Update
• Contact Jane Miller (janekm@umich.edu) if you would like to participate in the applicant experience website design team
• Note the correct date for System Testing on the Timeline (Slide 9) is December 1-March 31. It was incorrectly identified as December 1-November 30 on an early version of the PowerPoint presentation posted on the web.

Future HRMS UL Meetings
HRMS UL Meetings are scheduled on the 3rd Friday of each month. Here are the remaining 2009 meeting dates for your calendar: July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Jan
Jan Eckert, Unit Liaison Coordinator
Phone: 734-764-4352; E-mail: jeckert@umich.edu


From: Jan Eckert
Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2009
To: ALL HRMS Unit Liasions
Subject: Action Items and Follow Up Information From 6/19/09 HRMS UL Meeting

Posted by cstefans at 01:35 PM