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August 25, 2010

Student Data Sets Unavailable for Race/Ethnicity Changes

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

SERVICE INTERRUPTION SCHEDULE
-- Recruiting and Admissions (SA02): Sunday, August 29, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
-- Student Records (SA03): Sunday, August 29, 2 p.m. - midnight
-- Financial Aid/Student Financials (SA04): Sunday, August 29, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
--Third Week Count (SA05): Sunday, September 26, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
--Admissions Snapshot (SA06): Sunday, October 3, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Note:
-- Remote Data Access for these data sets will also be unavailable during the outage.
-- Data sets will be refreshed as normally scheduled.
-- There will be no service interruption for Admissions Roster (SA01) and Student Retention and Completion (SA07) data sets.

UPDATED RESOURCES
Data dictionaries and data models will be updated according to the data set schedule: http://www.mais.umich.edu/reporting/hrdatasets.html

Documentation available in My LINC:
-- 2010 Race/Ethnicity Modifications - Support Material: http://bit.ly/clW6db
-- Race and Ethnicity Tables for RDA Link and PS Query - Support Material: http://bit.ly/clW6db

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 Student Administration Data Set Users and Impacted RDA Users
Cc: Student Administration Unit Liaisons
From: ITS-Inform
Subject: Student Data Sets Unavailable for Race/Ethnicity Changes
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Posted by cstefans at 08:41 AM

August 23, 2010

Spring/Summer and Summer 2010 Teaching Evaluation Reports Available

Spring/Summer and Summer 2010 Teaching Evaluation Reports are now available in M-Pathways. See the ‘Run Teaching Evaluation Reports Step-by-Step Procedure’ on My LINC for instructions on running reports.

Note: Instructors were also notified by e-mail today. View the message on the ITS website.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RUNNING REPORTS
When running reports, please keep this information in mind:
-- During this time of heavy system usage, we ask that you run reports in the M-Pathways HEODS reporting environment. Wolverine Access > University Business > Reporting > HEODS.
-- System enhancements require that you add a new Run Control ID for each report and ensure the server name field is equal to PSUNX. Please see the updated ‘Run Teaching Evaluation Report Step-by-Step Procedure’ reference above.
-- Running the reports for an entire department may take several hours and will display all the results in one PDF file.
-- We recommend that you run large batches of reports in HEODS. Run the reports later in the day and then retrieve the PDF files the following morning.

HELP DOCUMENTATION
-- Instructors access teaching evaluation reports in the Faculty Center. When assisting faculty, see the Faculty Business Teaching Evaluation Help page for more information.
-- Staff access teaching evaluation reports in M-Pathways. For details, see the documentation on My LINC. Search using keyword "evaluations."

ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS
Office of Evaluations and Examinations for report interpretation or information on the evaluation process:
734-763-2482
EandE@umich.edu
http://www.umich.edu/~eande/tq/index.htm

Information and Technology Services Help Desk for assistance running reports or M-Pathways assistance:
734-764-4357 (4-HELP)
itsadminhelpdesk@umich.edu
http://www.mais.umich.edu/online_help_desk/

To: M-Pathways Users with the SR EVALUATION ORDER Role and SR EVALUATION REPORT USER Role
Cc: Select Student Administrations Unit Liaisons
From: Office of Evaluations and Examinations
Subject: Now Available: Spring/Summer and Summer 2010 Teaching Evaluation Reports
Date: August 23, 2010

Posted by cstefans at 08:59 AM

Now Available: Spring/Summer and Summer 2010 Teaching

Teaching Evaluation Reports are now available in Wolverine Access > Faculty Business > Faculty Center.

Note: To view reports, the grade roster status for the class must be 'Posted'. For more information
on grade rosters, see the Grade Roster FAQ.

ACCESSING REPORTS IN THE FACULTY CENTER
To view reports:
1. Type wolverineaccess.umich.edu into your web browser.
2. Log in to Faculty Business and select Faculty Center. Confirm the appropriate term is selected.
3. Click the Teaching Evaluation icon next to the desired class.
4. Click View Instructor Report, View Individual Response Report, or View Instructor with Comments Report
to open the report in a new window.

Report descriptions and step-by-step instructions for accessing reports are available on the Teaching Evaluation Help page under “View Evaluation Result Reports.”

TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS
-- To view reports, turn off your browser's pop-up blocker.
-- If a link to a report does not display, one of the following conditions exist:
---- An evaluation was not ordered for the class.
---- No student responses were submitted.
---- Grades are not entered for the class or have not yet posted to the student's records.

ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS?
Office of Evaluations and Examinations for report interpretation or information on the evaluation process:
734-763-2482
EandE@umich.edu
http://www.umich.edu/~eande/tq/index.htm

Information and Technology Services Help Desk for assistance running reports or Wolverine Access assistance:
734-764-4357 (4-HELP)
itsadminhelpdesk@umich.edu
http://www.mais.umich.edu/online_help_desk/

To: Instructors with Spring/Summer and Summer 2010 classes
From: ITS-Inform
Subject: Now Available: Spring/Summer and Summer 2010 Teaching Evaluation Reports
Date: August 23, 2010

Posted by cstefans at 08:17 AM

August 16, 2010

ImageNow/WebNow Upgraded

We are pleased to announce that the ImageNow/WebNow v.6.4 upgrade was successfully completed on Saturday, August 14. All users will experience a few look and feel changes and two notable functional enhancements with this release:
-- The implementation of "View" functionality will replace the "Applets"
-- The WebNow interface will have some "lite" capability to import documents
into the application

NEW FEATURES
You will benefit from some new functionality in ImageNow/WebNow, including:
-- Views: For easier queries and an additional level of Security
-- Tasks: To assign a task to an image not using workflow
-- Workflow migration: Used to move Workflows from Development to Production
-- WebNow Drag and Drop: To import images from WebNow
-- Workflow Out of Office Actions: To automatic reassign Queue users

ISSUES ACCESSING WEBNOW/IMAGENOW
If you are experiencing issues accessing WebNow or ImageNow, please complete the following:
-- ImageNow Users: If you have not already done so, please ask your desktop support person(s) to install the new version of the ImageNow client software. If you do not know who your desktop support person(s) is, please contact the Imaging Team (doc.image.request@umich.edu) to schedule the installation.
-- WebNow Users: You will need to clear your Java Cache in order to properly use the new version of WebNow.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
More information about ImageNow/WebNow functionality and links to supporting documentation is available on My LINC.

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/

-----Original Message-----
From: ITS-Inform [mailto:its-inform@umich.edu]
To: ImageNow/WebNow Users; Windows and Mac System Administrators and Desktop Support
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2010 8:30 AM
Subject: ImageNow/WebNow Upgraded

Posted by hengeshl at 11:42 AM

August 11, 2010

ImageNow/WebNow Unavailable 8/13-8/16 & Updated Action Items

This is a reminder about the ImageNow/WebNow upgrade. The upgrade period begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 13 and concludes at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, August 16. During this time, ImageNow/WebNow will be unavailable.

ACTION ITEM FOR WEBNOW USERS
-- All users will need to clear their Java Cache after the upgrade. Directions are available here. You must clear your cache on or after August 16 in order to properly use the new version of WebNow.

ACTION ITEM FOR IMAGENOW USERS
-- You will need to install a new version of the ImageNow client software. Directions for the installation are available here.
-- We informed system administrators of the necessary upgrade, but you may want to follow-up with your desktop support person(s) to ensure this takes place on your machine.
-- If you do not know who your desktop support person(s) is, please contact the Imaging Team (doc.image.request@umich.edu) to schedule the installation.
-- Please consider that if installation occurs before August 13, you will be unable to access ImageNow until after the upgrade.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Information about ImageNow/WebNow functionality and links to supporting documentation is available here.

Thank you for your assistance with this request and we apologize for any inconvenience.

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/

-----Original Message-----
From: ITS-Inform [mailto:its-inform@umich.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 2:18 PM
To: ImageNow and WebNow Users

Posted by hengeshl at 02:54 PM

July 2010 Business Closed

July business closed on August 6, 2010. FINODS, the Financial data set and the associated BusinessObjects universes in the U-M Data Warehouse were refreshed early in the morning of August 9, 2010.

New! You can now run the financial reports package by Project Director using the “SOA Reports by P/G Contact” option and the Accounts Receivable Aging Report and Statement of Receivables have been added to the financial reports package.

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 02:52 PM

August 04, 2010

Updates to M-Pathways "SOA Reports by" Processes

REPORTS ADDED
Two Accounts Receivable and Billing reports have been added to the group of reports included in the “SOA Reports by” processes:
-- The Statement of Receivables shows the open items/invoices and any activity (e.g., payments, write-offs) applied to them.
-- The Aging Report lists the number of days an open item/invoice has been outstanding.

These additions allow you to run a complete financial report package or obtain all Accounts Receivable reports for each of your fund/department/program combinations or project/grants online in one combined process.

NAME CHANGE
“SOA Reports by Contact” replaces the “SOA Reports by SAPOC” menu option. The new report allows you to run the SOA report package by Project Director or by SAPOC.

RESOURCES
For updated instructions, see the Run and View the Financial Report Package Using the “SOA Reports by” Options procedure in My LINC

FOR ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS
Information and Technology Services Help Desk:
734-764-4357 (4-HELP)
itsadminhelpdesk@umich.edu

* The “SOA Reports by” options do not include the Student Financials Financial Aid Disbursement Detail report because this data comes from the Student Administration system. Use HEODS or BusinessObjects to obtain that report.

From: ITS-Inform [mailto:its-inform@umich.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010
To: Department Managers, Project Directors, and Single Administrative Points of Contact

Posted by hengeshl at 10:24 AM

August 03, 2010

Monthly Talking Points & Update

July/August project update

Posted by lburgamy at 10:31 AM

August 02, 2010

Unit Liaison Program Discussion

In July, DART Project Team Members and development Program Managers shared several discussions on the Unit Liaison Program. Their focus was on gaining representation from each school, college and unit. These representatives will work with the DART Project Team to better understand the changes coming from the DART transition. The following presentation guided these discussions.

Each school, college, and unit will appoint their Unit Liaison(s) by the end of August. Unit Liaisons will receive invitations to a kick-off meeting to be held in October.


Posted by lburgamy at 09:35 AM