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January 29, 2010

Fall 2009 Official Information in CRAS Data Set

Official CRAS data for Fall 2009 term is now available in the U-M Data Warehouse.

The data in the M-Pathways CRAS data set and its associated CR01 BusinessObjects universe for Fall 2009 are official as of January 28, 2010. You may use the data as necessary and/or use the queries in the
BusinessObjects UM-Maintained reports folder for reporting purposes.

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

cc. Student Administration Unit Liaisons

From: ITS-Inform
To: "M-Pathways CRAS Data Set Users
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2010 8:52 AM
Subject: Official Fall 2009 Information Available in CRAS Data Set

Posted by wro at 10:43 AM

Official Fall 2009 Information Available in CRAS Data Set

The data in the M-Pathways CRAS data set and its associated CR01 BusinessObjects universe for Fall 2009 are official as of January 28, 2010. You may use the data as necessary and/or use the queries in the
BusinessObjects UM-Maintained reports folder for reporting purposes.

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

To: M-Pathways CRAS Data Set Users
Cc: Student Administration Unit Liaisons
From: ITS-Inform
Subject: Official Fall 2009 Information Available in CRAS Data Set
Date: Friday, January 29, 2010

Posted by cstefans at 10:36 AM

January 28, 2010

What's New in eResearch Proposal Management

Read about improvements and helpful tips in the latest release of the eResearch Proposal Managment system.

Good morning,

I would like to share some good news about improvements to the eRPM system, effective today, January
28, 2010, and some helpful tips for working with and learning about the changes.

Biggest Changes & Tips
-- PAF Search Added
-- Integration with eResearch Regulatory Management
-- Uploaded documents sorted by upload date
-- Hardship refinements
-- Notes from eRPM Grants.Gov Tips Session

To learn more about these changes and see a summary of all changes, see:
http://www.umich.edu/~eresinfo/erpm/rnotes/releasenote_v1.7.html
Cathy Handyside
eResearch Proposal Management Project Manager

FOR QUESTIONS OR ASSISTANCE
Contact the ITS Administrative Help Desk:
-- Phone: 734-936-7000, option 6
-- E-mail: maishelpdesk@umich.edu

cc: Research Unit Liaisons

From: Cathy Handyside
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 9:51 AM
To: "eRPM-Info Group"

Posted by wro at 02:58 PM

HRMS Update, Issue #42, January 2010

The latest HRMS Update is on My LINC, and it contains information about:
-- Want to Learn About Honors and Awards? Watch our New Infocast!
-- Inactive Temporary Appointments Terminated on December 16, 2009
-- Self Service Time Entry Approval Training Now Recommended

View the HRMS Update:
<http://maislinc.umich.edu/maislinc/lang-en/management/LMS_ActDetails.asp?UserMode=0&ActivityId=30350>

All HRMS Updates are on My LINC at <https://maislinc.umich.edu>. Type "HRMS Update" in the Search box and
click GO.

FOR ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS
Contact the ITS Administrative Help Desk:
-- Phone: 734-936-7000, option 5
-- E-mail: maishelpdesk@umich.edu
-- Web: <http://www.mais.umich.edu/online_help_desk/>

To: HRMS Administrative Systems Users
Cc: Human Resource Management Unit Liaisons
From: ITS-Inform
Subject: HRMS Update, Issue #42, January 2010
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010

Posted by cstefans at 01:56 PM

DART Recorded Demonstration

Guided tour of Blackbaud’s base product

Posted by lburgamy at 10:05 AM

January 27, 2010

Time to Order Winter 2010 Teaching Evaluations

Departmental administrative staff should complete orders for Winter 2010 end-of-course teaching evaluations in M-Pathways by February 22, 2010.

KEY DATES
-- February 22, 2010: Departments must complete teaching evaluation orders for regular-term classes.
-- February 23 – March 31, 2010: Primary instructors may add optional questions to their evaluation orders if permitted by departmental policies.
-- April 1, 2010: No further changes permitted to Winter 2010 end-of-course evaluation orders.

A complete calendar of important teaching evaluation dates is available on the Office of Evaluations and Examinations (E&E) website: http://www.umich.edu/~eande/tq/calendar.htm

ORDERING PROCEDURES
The most up-to-date ordering procedures are available on My LINC:
-- Assign Teaching Evaluation Templates by Subject Area - http://tinyurl.com/MyLINC-TE1
-- Assign Teaching Evaluation Templates by Class - http://tinyurl.com/MyLINC-TE2
-- Modify/Delete Teaching Evaluation Orders - http://tinyurl.com/MyLINC-TE3

EVALUATION TEMPLATE REVISIONS?
Request template revisions before ordering evaluations! Contact E&E for assistance.

FOR ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS

For evaluation assistance, contact E&E:
-- Phone: 734-763-2482
-- E-mail: EandE@umich.edu
-- Web: http://www.umich.edu/~eande/tq/index.htm

For M-Pathways assistance, contact the ITS Administrative Help Desk:
-- Phone: 734-936-7000, option 4
-- E-mail: maishelpdesk@umich.edu
-- Web: http://www.mais.umich.edu/online_help_desk/

cc: Select Student Administration Unit Liaisons

From: Office of Evaluations and Examinations [eande@umich.edu]
To: "M-Pathways Users with the SR EVALUATION ORDER Role
Sent: January 27, 2010 2:00 p.m.
Subject: Order Winter 2010 Teaching Evaluations

Posted by wro at 02:00 PM

Unofficial Information Available in Third Week Count Data Set

The data in the Third Week Count data set and its related SA05 BusinessObjects universe for Winter 2010 was extracted and loaded on January 27, 2010. As soon as the data has been checked for accuracy, an e-mail will be sent indicating the counts are official.

FOR ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS:
Contact the ITS Administrative Help Desk:
-- Phone: 734-936-7000, option 7
-- E-mail: maishelpdesk@umich.edu
-- Web: Online Help Desk

To: "M-Pathways Third Week Count Data Set Users"
Cc: Student Administration Unit Liaisons
From: ITS-Inform
Subject: Unofficial Information Available in Third Week Count Data Set
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Posted by cstefans at 07:52 AM

January 26, 2010

Ready, Set, Go! DART Preview Next Month

Pilot previews of DART were recently shown to OUD Gift Officers and development staff at the Med School. Attendees offered suggestions on the most interesting features and functions included in the demo. Features and functions of highest interest to attendees :

The project team will incorporate this feedback for a recorded demo. They plan to offer the recording online next month. The team is also discussing a schedule for future demonstrations across campus as DART design moves forward.

Bikers

Posted by lburgamy at 04:23 PM

DART Survey Results

More than 800 development and finance professionals were invited to take a DART communication survey issued in December 2009. Findings indicate that support for the project is high and future communications need to focus on product information and capabilities. Respondents also shared ways to improve communications. Suggestions included:

In response, the DART team will send a brief recorded demonstration of DART next month. It will highlight some of the new functions and capabilities of DART over DAC.

DART Survey Results

Posted by lburgamy at 04:19 PM

DART Project Updates

Blackbaud returned initial software configurations on Constituent data (biographical information). The configurations are based on specifications outlined by the Constituent Design Team . The project team and select community members are testing the configurations this month. In the meantime, work on other areas of DART continues.

Data Conversion
This team works steadily to create a new home for DAC data in DART. They are testing results of the first conversion and determining procedures to validate biographical data of people and organizations. The team is also moving forward with data mapping, working with the Revenue Management Team’s findings.

Online Community
The team focuses on how the new online portal will handle some revenue business processes. The group recently submitted7 different scenarios to Blackbaud for review. They will continue working closely with Blackbaud.

Annual Giving, Campaign Management and Prospect Research
This is the third group of design teams starting work on DART. They will follow a similar process as other design teams:


Design Team members:


Annual Giving

Joe Gagliardi, OUD - Co-Lead
Kathy Valley, UM Cancer Center - Co-Lead
Wendy Ascione, Rackham
Megan Doud, OUD
Lesley Hundley, OUD
Angie Peterson, OUD
Jim Reische, OUD Communications
Ted Schaefer, Ross School of Business
Billie Welty, Alumni Association
Hanah Wilkins, College of Literature, Science and the Arts
Liz Woods, OUD

Campaign Management
Karen Isble, OUD - Lead
Patrick Franklin, OUD
Sheryl Szady, OUD
Jerry May, OUD, Advisory Group
Todd Baily, Law School, Advisory Group
Martha Luckham, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Advisory Group
Ray Aldrich, Medical Development, Advisory Group

Prospect Research
Jennifer Ting, OUD – Lead
Joe Burman, College of Literature, Science and the Arts
Clint Grossnickle, OUD

Posted by lburgamy at 03:29 PM

Learn next steps for IT at U-M

Laura Patterson invites you to join an upcoming town hall meeting. Learn about the university’s strategy for creating NextGen Michigan and how U-M is changing its approach to information technology at every level on campus. Specifically, I’ll share information on:

NextGen Michigan Town Hall Dates and Times:

Please register online to attend and share this invitation with others. I look forward to your feedback and I'm excited to discuss how NextGen Michigan will employ technology and propel innovations in research, teaching and learning.

Posted by lburgamy at 12:14 PM

January 25, 2010

Enter Your Non-Tuition-Valued Awards Now

The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) would like to encourage you to enter your departmental awards for Aid Year 2011. Entering this information as soon as possible is helpful in the determination of eligibility for need-based aid.

NON-TUITION-VALUED AWARDS
Departments can begin entering non-tuition-valued (fixed amount) awards for BOTH entering and continuing students for Aid Year 2011 (Fall 2010 - Summer 2011). Awards entered by the end of February will be included in entering students’ need-based award notices.

TUITION-VALUED AWARDS
You will receive future e-mails stating when to enter tuition-valued awards for:
-- Entering students in February
-- Continuing students in May
This is because the 2011 cost-of-attendance budgets have not yet been established.

NOTIFICATION OF NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID
The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) will e-mail financial aid award notices for the 2010 - 2011 academic year in:
-- Early March: Newly admitted students (Notification occurs on a rolling basis as the students complete the application process).
-- Early May: Continuing students.

IMPORTANCE OF EARLY AWARD ENTRY
It is very helpful when departmental aid is entered prior to determination of eligibility for need-based aid. Departmental aid improves the quality of a student’s financial aid package and, in many cases, reduces the amount a student may have to borrow.

Presenting the most favorable aid package on the initial award notice can have a very positive impact on recruiting and avoid confusion that may result from need-based aid adjustments.

FOR ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS
Contact OFA at sfps@umich.edu.

cc. Student Administration Unit Liaisons

From: Office of Financial Aid
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 8:54 AM
To: "M-Pathways Users Who Enter and Monitor Financial Aid Awards"
Subject: Begin Non-Tuition-Valued Award Entry for Aid Year 2011

Posted by wro at 09:02 AM

January 21, 2010

Update Room Characteristics in M-Pathways

It's time to review and update classroom characteristics to prepare for scheduling activities for upcoming terms.

This is a reminder to update classroom characteristics in M-Pathways for the upcoming term(s), if needed. As the Room Characteristics maintainer for your unit, you are responsible for ensuring that this information is accurate and up-to-date. This enables the Registrar’s Office to match classrooms with specific instructional needs.

Additionally, if you have any classrooms coming offline for a future term (e.g., due to construction), please alert the Registrar’s Office as soon as possible by sending an e-mail message to ro.curriculum@umich.edu.

RESOURCES:
For detailed instructions on updating room characteristics in M-Pathways, type “Room Characteristics” in the Search field in My LINC .

This alert is sent in January to remind you to update classroom characteristics in time for scheduling the Spring, Spring/Summer, Summer, and Fall terms. It will also be sent in September to remind you to update information in time for scheduling the Winter term.

FOR ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS
Contact the ITS Administrative Help Desk
-- Phone: 734-936-7000, option 3
-- E-mail: maishelpdesk@umich.edu
-- Web: http://www.mais.umich.edu/online_help_desk/

From: ITS-Inform@umich.edu
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2010 9:26 AM
To: "M-Pathways Users with the SM ROOM CHARACTERISTICS USER Role
Subject: Please Update Room Characteristics for Upcoming Term(s)

Posted by wro at 10:25 AM

January 07, 2010

Event Scheduling Enhancements

In late December 2009, enhancements were made to event scheduling in M-Pathways as part of the Non Class Events project. These enhancements include:
-- A new field, “Req Rm Cap” (Requested Room Capacity), added to the Meeting Data Entry page to help match events with the appropriate rooms.
-- Changes to the Facility Schedule page:
---- A link to scheduling information including the name, phone number, and e-mail address of the individual or group responsible for scheduling rooms for his/her unit.
---- Links for more room details and the RO schedule for approving room assignments; currently, scheduling only information displays for general-purpose classrooms.
---- A reminder that the page may not reflect the most up to date schedule.

UPDATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents have been updated and are available on My LINC:
-- View Facility Schedule - Step-By-Step Procedure
-- Enter an Event With a Single Meeting or Simple Recurrence - Step-By-Step Procedure

FOR ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS
Contact the ITS Administrative 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 with the CC EVENTS UPDATE USER Role"
Cc: Select Student Administration Unit Liaisons
From: ITS-Inform
Subject: Event Scheduling Enhancements
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010

Posted by cstefans at 11:33 AM

January 05, 2010

New! ePro Requisition File Attach Process

Use the new Add Attachment function in the Special Request eProcurement requisition (ePro req) to submit supporting documentation for an order that requires competitive bidding and/or additional handling, including
(but not limited to):
-- Specifications sheet (e.g., machinery specifications)
-- Supplier quotation (e.g., pricing)
-- Sole source justification
-- Associated agreements requiring Procurement Services approval

BENEFITS
-- The Add Attachment function is a recommended alternative to manually typing that information in the Justifications/Comments
field or sending documentation via e-mail or campus mail.
-- The supporting documentation provides the buyer from Procurement Services or other central organizations
the information required for the University's competitive vendor bidding process.

RESOURCE
See the “Attach a Data File for a Special Request ePro Requisition v.8.8” step-by-step procedure in My LINC at:
<http://maislinc.umich.edu/maislinc/lang-en/management/LMS_ActDetails.asp?UserMode=0&ActivityId=30255>

FOR ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS
Contact the ITS Administrative Help Desk:
-- Phone: 734-936-7000, option 3
-- E-mail: maishelpdesk@umich.edu
-- Web: <http://www.mais.umich.edu/online_help_desk>

To: "M-Pathways eProcurement Special Request eProcurement Users"
Cc: Financial Unit Liaisons
From: ITS-Inform
Subject: New! ePro Requisition File Attach Process
Date: Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Posted by cstefans at 12:05 PM

Working with Grants.gov Forms in eResearch

Join the eResearch Proposal Management team for a Tips & Tricks web session on working with Grants.gov forms in eResearch on January 11, 2010.

The eResearch team is hosting a Tips & Tricks session to discuss working with Grants.gov forms in eResearch.
We have set-up a web-meeting:

-- Date: January 11, 2010
-- Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
-- Call in number: 734-763-3881

View session materials during the meeting:

Topics:

1. Share tips & tricks for working in Grants.gov forms in eResearch:

--- Tips for using your browser with eResearch
--- Data mapping - PAF to SF424 forms
--- 424 gotchas (e.g., strict validations
--- Fellowship - Personal Profiles in the NIH Commons
--- Submission Pre-check

2. Ask questions about working with Grants.gov forms in eResearch.

Register:
If you would like to attend this session, please register at: http://www.doodle.com/pzpvpwfbmxfsxas6

This message was sent to subscribers to the eRPM-Info@umich.edu e-mail group. Please forward this message to others who may be interested in this topic.

Thanks,
Cathy

From: Cathy Handyside [eres.pm.inform@umich.edu]
To: eRPM-Info Group
Sent: Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 7:26 a.m.
Subject: Tips & Tricks: Working with Grants.gov Forms in eResearch, January 11, 2010

Posted by wro at 07:36 AM