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July 29, 2010

Official Information Available in Third Week Count Data Set

The Summer 2010 data in the M-Pathways Third Week Count data set and its related SA05 BusinessObjects universe, which was captured as of the end of business on July 20, 2010, is now official. You may use the predefined queries in the BusinessObjects UM-Maintained folder for counting purposes. For your convenience, the Official
Third Week Count reports are also located on the Web at: http://www.umich.edu/~regoff/enrollment/.

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Date: Thursday, July 29, 2010

Posted by cstefans at 09:32 AM

July 28, 2010

New M-Pathways Application Page: Learn more

A new page is available in M-Pathways Admission Entry and Admissions Maintenance. The Additional Data page:
-- Displays application questions and responses captured from admissions application forms. Questions differ based on application center.
-- Begins with Winter Term 2011 applications

Information about when this data will be available in the U-M Data Warehouse will be forthcoming.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
-- Additional Data Page for Application Questions - Quick Reference Sheet at:
http://maislinc.umich.edu/maislinc/lang-en/management/LMS_ActDetails.asp?UserMode=0&ActivityId=31266
-- View Application Data - Step-By-Step Procedure at:
http://maislinc.umich.edu/maislinc/lang-en/management/LMS_ActDetails.asp?UserMode=0&ActivityId=643

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Posted by hengeshl at 12:26 PM

July 26, 2010

HR Data Sets Unavailable August 1 for Race/Ethnicity Changes

Changes are scheduled to be applied to the Human Resource and Human Resource Snapshot data sets and related HR01 and HR02 BusinessObjects universes to comply with the federal race/ethnicity reporting requirements. Changes include:
-- Values in the Ethnic Group fields
-- Race/ethnicity reporting fields

SYSTEM OUTAGE
-- Human Resource and Human Resource Snapshot data sets will be unavailable Sunday, August 1, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
-- Remote Data Access will also be unavailable during this outage.
-- Data sets will be refreshed as normally scheduled.

UPDATED RESOURCES
Effective August 2, the following resources will be updated and available:
-- Data dictionaries and data models: http://www.mais.umich.edu/reporting/hrdatasets.html.
-- 2010 Race/Ethnicity Modifications - Support Material in My LINC.
-- Race and Ethnicity Tables for RDA Link and PS Query - Support Material in My LINC.
To locate a resource in My LINC, search the document title at: http://maislinc.umich.edu.

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To: M-Pathways Human Resource Data Set Users and Impacted RDA Users
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Subject: HR Data Sets Unavailable August 1 for Race/Ethnicity Changes
Date: Monday, July 26, 2010

Posted by cstefans at 09:05 AM

July 21, 2010

Textbook Order Entry Timeline for Fall 2010

The deadline to enter Fall 2010 textbook information into the Wolverine Access Faculty Center or M-Pathways Textbook pages is July 27, 2010.

Entering textbook information by this date ensures orders will be processed at participating bookstores and assist with textbook availability for students by the start of the Fall 2010 term.
For important Fall 2010 textbook order entry guidelines, please refer to the Office of the Registrar's Fall 2010 Textbook calendar.

Textbook Entry Documentation
-- Class instructors entering textbook information in the Faculty Center, click the Help link located on the Faculty Center pages or go to the online help page.
-- Staff entering textbook information in M-Pathways, see the Enter Class Textbook Information - Online Table of Contents in My LINC.

M-Pathways Reports for Staff
M-Pathways reports allow staff to view textbook information entered for selected classes or to view a list of classes with no textbook information. For more information, see the Run Textbook Reports Step-by-Step Procedure in My LINC.

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-- Instructors assigned Fall 2010 classes
-- Staff with the M-Pathways Class Maintainer or Textbook Maintainer Roles

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Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:28 PM
Subject: Textbook Order Entry Timeline for Fall 2010

Posted by hengeshl at 02:25 PM

Year-End/June Business Closed

Year-end and June business closed on July 20, 2010. FINODS, the Financial data set, and the associated BusinessObjects universes in the U-M Data Warehouse were refreshed early in the morning of July 21, 2010.

To run the monthly financial reports from FINODS, see the applicable My LINC documents at:
-- 'Run and View the Financial Report Package Using the “SOA Reports by” Options'
-- 'Run and View the Financial Report Package in M-Pathways

To learn about additional Statement of Activity report options, see the Alternatives to Printed Statements web page

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Posted by hengeshl at 10:58 AM

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 Summer 2010 was extracted and loaded on July 21, 2010. As soon as the data has been checked for accuracy, an e-mail will be sent indicating the counts are official.

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To: M-Pathways Third Week Count Data Set Users
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Subject: Unofficial Information Available in Third Week Count Data Set
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Posted by cstefans at 08:54 AM

July 20, 2010

Presentation for Financial community members

This month we presented a project update to the Budget Administrators Group. We reviewed how the project was organized, anticipated timing and a summary of current activities. In addition, we shared information on the new Development Unit Liaison Program in formation, and reviewed some highlights from the Revenue Design Team’s recent work.

Posted by lburgamy at 10:07 PM

July 08, 2010

Financial Aid Disbursement Calendar for Aid Year 2011

The new “Financial Aid Disbursement Calendar for Aid Year 2011” is now available.

Select “2010-2011 Disbursement Calendar” from the bottom of the Financial Aid Forms and Instructions page on the ITS Administrative Computing 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 2010-2011 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.

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Subject: Financial Aid Disbursement Calendar for Aid Year 2011 Available


Posted by cstefans at 09:49 AM

July 01, 2010

Tuition-Valued Awards Updated with Re-Budgeted Tuition Values

The Regents approved the actual tuition rates for the 2010-2011 academic 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 25, 2010, for Aid Year 2011, 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 25, 2010, were calculated automatically with the updated tuition rates.

-- Awards entered after August 11, 2010, will not appear as anticipated (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 2010 for most students will begin on August 6, 2010. It will be calculated nightly thereafter based on student enrollment activity.

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Posted by hengeshl at 09:04 AM

Update BusinessObjects Reports That Use Month End Close Calendar

If you are a BusinessObjects WebI user who uses the Month End Close calendar when scheduling Financials reports, please read the message below.

When you schedule a WebI report to run multiple times, you can select the Month End Close calendar as one of the options under Recurrence. However, the Month End Close calendar doesn't include a day in July because June business doesn't close on the same day as other months. To obtain data for June, schedule a July run of your report as a separate event. If your report contains query filters with report objects such as Current Fiscal Year or Previous Accounting Period, remove the report objects from the query filters before scheduling the report.

For more information on Report Objects, see this reference document.
For additional resources on scheduling in BusinessObjects WebI, click here.

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Posted by hengeshl at 07:53 AM

New Concur Tables and Reports in the Financial Data Set

To assist U-M employees using the new Travel & Expense (Concur) system or conducting M-Pathways Statement of Activity reconciliation duties, new Concur tables are available in the Financial data set and several new Concur folders and BusinessObjects reports have been added to the associated
FN06 Procurement universe.

These folders and subfolders are added to the FN06 universe:
-- Travel & Expense folder:
Expense Reports
Expense Report Workflow
Expense Report Detail
-- Employee Expense Profile & Delegate folder:
Employee Expense Profile
Employee Expense Delegate
-- Employee Expense Role folder

From these data, the following BusinessObjects reports are available:
-- FN06 Procurement Travel & Expense Workflow Audit Report
-- FN06 Procurement Travel & Expense Employee Profile
-- FN06 Procurement Travel & Expense Employee Roles
-- FN06 Procurement Travel & Expense Approved Expense Reports
-- FN06 Procurement Travel & Expense PCard Transaction Personal Expense Adjustments

For more information about the Concur tables and BusinessObjects reports (including report descriptions) refer to the Concur Data Warehouse Reporting Solution quick reference in My LINC.

NOTE: To prepare for future Data Warehouse enhancements, the physical and logical table and field Data Warehouse naming standards are changing. The Concur tables are the first to apply the new standards, so some field names may vary slightly from what you are accustomed to seeing in the Financial data set. Resources for the Concur tables include:
-- DW DATA SET PHYSICAL AND LOGICAL NAME CHANGES CROSS-REFERENCE DOCUMENT
Includes both the historical and new logical and physical names for Data Warehouse fields.
-- M-PATHWAYS FINANCIAL DATA DICTIONARY
Provides the new names and field definitions. (Does not cross-reference the historical names.)

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Posted by hengeshl at 07:41 AM