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December 22, 2010

DART Go Live target is spring 2012

The following message was sent from Jerry May, U-M Vice President for Development, to all development community members. Deans, Directors, Department Heads, and other financial contacts (including some staff at UMHS) recieved a similar announcement.

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As you know, over 120 members of the development and finance communities are working hard to implement the new Donor and Alumni Relationship Tool (DART). This is a significant financial and human resource investment across the university. I want to again acknowledge and thank these individuals, and all of you who have been working so hard on DART.

The project teams' effective planning and work allowed us to foresee challenges to our original target date for transitioning over to DART. Therefore, we are moving the target from Summer 2011 to Spring 2012. I can assure you that the decision to delay was not taken lightly. However, the project team's careful forecasting made it clear that Blackbaud, the vendor, needs more time to adapt their platform to (1) an enterprise model and (2) to accommodate Michigan's scale and complexity.

This delay is unfortunate, but it is imperative that we implement a system that meets our business needs across the university. We've added new resources in the OUD data analytics group and increased the expertise of the reporting and information analysis group (formerly the IDEA Team) so your near-term information needs can be handled more robustly than before. Blackbaud is committing additional resources to ensure this project's success. As a result, we are able to extend the project timeline to deliver the critical features to meet our business needs.

We are confident this delay will not significantly impact the planning for the university's future comprehensive campaign. However, we do recognize the delay may affect human resources in your unit. For example, some of your staff may be serving on design teams, and their efforts may need to extend longer than expected. The Project Team will communicate with you and/or your unit's leadership about such cases.

We want to thank you for your continued support as we move forward. If you need more information, please visit the DART online FAQ, or contact the project team (DART-Project@umich.edu).

Sincerely,
Jerry A. May
Vice President for Development
University of Michigan

Posted by lburgamy at 11:15 PM

December 20, 2010

Now Available: Fall 2010 Teaching Evaluation Reports

Fall 2010 end-of-course 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 Teaching Evaluations in the Fall 2010 Term
FROM: Office of Evaluations and Examinations
Subject: Now Available: Fall 2010 Teaching Evaluation Reports
Date: 12/20/2010

Posted by hengeshl at 10:31 AM

December 15, 2010

DART Go Live delayed to spring 2012

The following announcement went to ULs on 12/13. University leadership has agreed to delay DART Go Live until Spring 2012. Executive Officers will announce the delay in email communications. Specifically, Phil Hanlon will send an announcement to Deans. Jerry May will send an announcement to development community contacts. Tim Slottow’s announcement will go to financial community contacts.

You may receive questions from your staff on the announcements. Please use these talking points to help answer some of the most common questions. If you have questions about the delay that are not answered in the attached document, please feel free to email DART-Project@umich.edu. We will make sure to review and address your questions, some of which may be appropriate for our online FAQ.

Posted by lburgamy at 01:06 PM

December 13, 2010

Issue Date defaults for Visa/Permit data entry

The issue that prevented Visa/Permit data records without an Issue Date from being entered/updated has been resolved. The Issue Date is now blank by default and does not have to be populated to save the record.
-- For HR I-9 data entry, populate this field according to normal procedures.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
For more information, see Citizenship and Visa/Permit Data Support Material:


FOR ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS
Contact the ITS Help Desk:
734-764-4357 (4-HELP)
itsadminhelpdesk@umich.edu


cc: Human Resource Management System and Student Administration Unit Liaisons

From: ITS-Inform [mailto:its-inform@umich.edu]
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010
To: Staff Who Enter Visa/Permit Data in M-Pathways

Posted by hengeshl at 10:20 AM

December 10, 2010

New! Teaching Evaluation Student Comments from Earlier Terms Available in Faculty Center on December 15

Recent changes in archiving teaching evaluation reports are detailed below.

New! Instructor with Comments Reports from Winter 2009 through Summer 2010 will be available in Wolverine Access > Faculty Business > Faculty Center on December 15, 2010. The reports for these terms and all future terms will be available for the indefinite future.
Notes:
--Fall 2010 reports will be available later this month and you will be notified in a separate communication.
--Instructor with Comments Reports were not generated before Winter 2009, so they are not archived in the Faculty Center.

The Individual Response Reports for the Winter, Spring, Spring/Summer, and Summer 2010 terms will be removed by December 15, 2010. After this date you will no longer have access to these reports.
Notes:
--Run the Instructor with Comments Report instead! This report contains student comments and quantitative rating results.
--Individual Response Reports from before Winter 2010 have already been removed from the Faculty Center. Instructors and department were notified by e-mail when these reports were removed.
--Instructions on running reports and viewing report descriptions are available on the Teaching Evaluation Help page.

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), option 4
itsadminhelpdesk@umich.edu
http://www.mais.umich.edu/online_help_desk/

To: Instructors with Teaching Evaluations in the Winter 2009 through Summer 2010 Terms
From: Office of Evaluations and Examinations
Subject: New! Teaching Evaluation Student Comments from Earlier Terms Available in Faculty Center on December 15
Date: 12/10/2010

Posted by nancyf at 04:31 PM

December 09, 2010

Feedback on Payroll Estimate Calculations by Dec. 10

The survey regarding payroll estimates will be open until December 10. Please
take a few minutes to complete the survey, if you have not yet responded. Your
feedback will help ensure the university provides you with meaningful data.

Follow this link to the survey:
http://umichitsurveys.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3kKH8t5o2NEmiq0

We will use your input to determine the best method of Payroll Estimate calculations
for your reporting needs. Payroll estimates currently appear on reports available
in the central systems (e.g. M-Pathways, BusinessObjects, and M-Reports). The
survey will remain open until December 10, 2010.

Thank you for your participation.

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

To: All Financial and Payroll Users
From: ITS.Inform@umich.edu
Subject: Feedback on Payroll Estimate Calculations by Dec. 10
Date: 12/06/10

Posted by nancyf at 10:39 AM

December 03, 2010

RES Dec. 7 Meeting Agenda & Materials

Posted by nge at 03:04 PM

December 02, 2010

Time Entry and Approval Tips

New information is available in My LINC for Self-Service Time Approvers and the Electronic Timekeepers in self-service time entry departments. Please review the Time Entry and Approval Tips – December 2010 document in My LINC to learn how you can simplify your time entry and approval procedures.

Topics include:
• Time Approval Shortcut Link on New Wolverine Access Gateway
• How to Use Favorites for Timesheet Options
• How to Save Timesheet Search Criteria
• How to Customize the Timesheet Search Page

FOR QUESTIONS OR ASSISTANCE
Contact the ITS Administrative Help Desk:
Phone: 734-764-4357 (4-HELP)
E-mail: itsadminhelpdesk@umich.edu
Web: Online Help Desk

To: Self-Service Time Approvers and Campus Timekeepers
cc: HRMS Unit Liaisons
From: ITS Inform
Date: December 2, 2010

Posted by nancyf at 11:43 AM

December 01, 2010

Imaging Issues Conference Calls Update

ITS is working to resolve all issues related to imaged documents and student applications. Daily conference calls have been moved to a new format that includes CollegeNet. If you need additional information regarding the new conference calls, please contact Mark Nelson (mnelson@umich.edu).

For Assistance:

Please continue to file ITS Help Desk incidents to report all imaging problems. Include:

- Applicant’s UMID
- Document type
- Name of your admitting office

These incidents are tracked, which helps us permanently resolve the issues.

ITS HELP DESK
734-764-4357 (4-HELP), option 4
itsadminhelpdesk@umich.edu
Online Help Desk

Posted by nge at 03:32 PM