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May 28, 2010

Improved M-Pathways External Organization Search Capability

Searching for External Organizations using the Org Search page (Main Menu > Campus Community > Organization > Search for Organization) is greatly improved and includes new robust search options. Based on user feedback, new options include searching by the organization name, ATP code and organization description, and address line 1. You can still search by combinations of description, city, state, country, and school type.

EXAMPLES OF NEW SEARCHES
If you have limited information about the organization, you can search by:
-- Part of the name or address line 1
-- Part of the description, state code and school type code (for US schools)

NEW AND UPDATED DOCUMENTS
-- The Add and Update External Organizations - Step-by-Step procedure was updated to include the new Org Search options:
<http://maislinc.umich.edu/maislinc/lang-en/management/LMS_ActDetails.asp?UserMode=0&ActivityId=25951>
-- View External Organizations - Field Description is a new document and includes searching using the Organization
Table and the enhanced Org Search page: <http://maislinc.umich.edu/maislinc/lang-en/management/LMS_ActDetails.asp?UserMode=0&ActivityId=30839>

FOR ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS
Information and Technology Services Help Desk
734-764-4357 (4-HELP)
itsadminhelpdesk@umich.edu
<http://www.mais.umich.edu/online_help_desk/>

To: M-Pathways Users Who Add, Update and View External Organization Data
Cc: Student Administration Unit Liaisons
From: ITS-Inform
Subject: Improved M-Pathways External Organization Search Capability
Date: Friday, May 28, 2010

Posted by cstefans at 09:47 AM

May 26, 2010

Research: DRDA Renovations

The offices of the Division of Research Development and Administration (DRDA) will be undergoing renovation beginning June 1. The renovation will be done in four phases and is expected to be completed in late July.

While DRDA intends to maintain full operations during the renovations, there may be a delay in response time. During this period, timely routing of proposals to DRDA will be particularly important to help insure proper review and on-time submission to sponsors. We ask for your patience and understanding during this time. Thank you.

~ Dennis

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Dennis J. Cebulski
Assistant Director
Division of Research Development and Administration University of Michigan
PHONE: 734-764-7232 FAX: 734-764-8510
E-MAIL: cebulski@umich.edu
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To: drda-net@umich.edu
From: Dennis J. Cebulski
Subject: DRDA Renovations
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Posted by cstefans at 03:10 PM

May 25, 2010

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 Spring-Summer 2010 was extracted and loaded on May 25, 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
Information and Technology Services Help Desk
734-764-4357 (4-HELP)
itsadminhelpdesk@umich.edu
<http://www.mais.umich.edu/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: Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Posted by cstefans at 09:13 AM

May 20, 2010

Unit Liaison Program

Overview handout to share start-up information

Posted by lburgamy at 03:13 PM

May 18, 2010

2011 Budgeting and 2009 Disbursement Information

BUDGETING FOR AID YEAR 2011:
Budgeting is complete for continuing students for Fall 2010 and Winter 2011. Departments can begin entering their tuition-valued awards. A tuition-valued award has its amount calculated automatically by M Pathways based on the budgeted tuition/fee charges selected in the "Calc Flag" field. It is important to note, the amount of a tuition-valued award:
-- Assumes full-time attendance.
-- Is an ESTIMATED value until the Regents approve rates for tuition and fees in June 2010.

When the approved rates are budgeted in M-Pathways, OFA will update the amounts of previously entered tuition-valued awards to reflect the approved rates.

BATCH DISBURSEMENT COMPLETED FOR AID YEAR 2009:
The weekly batch disbursement process that applies financial aid to student accounts and distributes refunds via payroll will no longer include awards for Fall 2008 through Summer 2009. You may still enter or submit awards for those terms, but you will need to request a manual override for each award that needs to be disbursed.

If applicable, a refund will be distributed to the student in the next weekly payroll cycle after the disbursement override is completed. To request a disbursement override, please e-mail OFA at sfps@umich.edu and include:
-- "DISBURSEMENT OVERRIDE" in the subject line
-- Student's name and UMID
-- Financial Aid Item Type number and description
-- Aid year and term of the award
-- Reason for disbursement override (e.g., batch disbursement ended)

FOR ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS:
Contact OFA at 763-4303 or send e-mail to sfps@umich.edu.

From: Office of Financial Aid
To: M-Pathways Users Who Enter and Monitor Financial Aid Awards
Subject: 2011 Budgeting and 2009 Disbursement Information
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Posted by cstefans at 11:24 AM

Unit Liaison Program: 30 second update

Schools/Colleges/Units and the project team will create a Unit Liaison program to support the DART transition across campus. S/C/Us will have representation to help prepare their unit for DART Go-Live. Unit Liaisons will learn about changes and identify challenges. They will share information with the project team and communicate changes with their unit. The project team will help units by providing training and communication materials, as well as assessment tools and counsel. Over the summer, the project team, Program Managers and other unit leaders will determine the appropriate structure and representation for the UL program.

Need more information? Here are some items from the DART FAQ that might help: