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March 23, 2011

Unofficial Information Available in CRAS Data Set

The data in the CRAS data set and its associated CR01 BusinessObjects universe for Winter 2011 was loaded on March 22, 2011. The Office of Budget and Planning is performing a series of data checks and adjustments that may significantly change this preliminary data. It is strongly suggested you NOT consider the data "official" until notified. You will be notified via e-mail when the CRAS data are official.

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

The ITS Help Desk is now the ITS Service Center! Our phone prompts have changed. Please see http://its.umich.edu/help/4help-prompts.php for details.

To: CRAS Data Set Users
cc: Student Administration Unit Liaisons
From: ITS-Inform@umich.edu
Subject: Unofficial Information Available in CRAS Data Set
Date: March 23, 2011

Posted by nancyf at 09:37 AM

March 18, 2011

RSA Investigating Cyber Attack

The University of Michigan utilizes RSA tokens in our 2-factor authentication (i.e., MToken) for access to sensitive systems. Recently, RSA publicly announced that they were the victim of an extremely sophisticated cyber attack. It appears that some information stolen from RSA is related to the RSA 2-factor authentication products used by our MToken. Details of the exact nature of the stolen information have not been announced by RSA, so it's hard to understand the exact nature of the risk this incident poses to the university. We believe they way we use 2-factor authentication means the risk is relatively minor.

Our MToken system requires the university's kerberos/level 1 password plus the number currently displayed on your MToken. If your password is compromised, an intruder is unable to provide the number on the MToken. If your MToken is lost, an intruder does not know your password. In either situation, an intruder is unable to successfully log in to an MToken protected system.

At this time, we recommend that everyone confirm that they are using a strong kerberos/level 1 password.

According to RSA: "This information could potentially be used to reduce the effectiveness of a current two-factor authentication implementation as part of a broader attack. We are very actively communicating this situation to RSA customers and providing immediate steps for them to take to strengthen their SecurID implementations."

We will continue to monitor any developments related to this incident and provide more updates if appropriate.

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 734-764-4357 (4-HELP).

Posted by marialyn at 03:45 PM

STUDENT Mar. 23 Meeting Agenda & Materials

Posted by nge at 02:29 PM

RESEARCH Mar. 22 Meeting Agenda & Materials

Posted by nge at 02:28 PM

March 16, 2011

HRMS Mar. 18 Meeting Agenda & Materials

Posted by nge at 11:08 AM

March 14, 2011

Textbook Order Entry Timeline for Fall 2011

It is time to begin entering Fall 2011 textbook information!

Textbook data, entered by Faculty in Wolverine Access or by Staff in the Curriculum Management Textbook pages, is available for students to view in Wolverine Access and CTools on March 23, 2011.

For important textbook order entry dates, see the Office of the Registrar's Fall 2011 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 textbook online help page.
• Staff entering textbook information can refer to the Enter Class Textbook Information - Online Table of Contents in My LINC.

Assistance or Questions?
ITS Service Center
734-764-4357 (4-HELP)
itsadminhelpdesk@umich.edu
http://www.mais.umich.edu/online_help_desk/

The ITS Help Desk is now the ITS Service Center! Our phone prompts have changed. Please see http://its.umich.edu/help/4help-prompts.php for details.


Posted by nancyf at 01:01 PM

March 08, 2011

February 2011 Business Closed

February business closed on March 7, 2011. FINODS, the Financial data set and the associated BusinessObjects universes in the U-M Data Warehouse were refreshed early in the morning of March 7, 2011.

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

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/

From: ITS-Inform [mailto:its-inform@umich.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011
To: monthendclosenotification

Posted by hengeshl at 09:31 AM

March 07, 2011

NEW! Rackham Degree Reporting Data Added to the Student Records Data Set (SA03)

The Student Records data set in the U-M Data Warehouse and the associated BusinessObjects universe (SA03) were recently updated to include Rackham degree reporting data that will assist with reporting on Rackham time to degree and/or candidacy. The data set enhancements include:

1. New! ACAD_PROG fields:
-- GR_TM_DGR_ADJ_ADMT_TERM_CD
-- GR_TM_DGR_ADJ_ADMT_TERM_SH_DES
2. New! ACAD_PLAN fields:
-- TIME_TO_CAND_DY_CNT
3. New! ACAD_DEGR_PLAN fields:
-- TIME_TO_DGR_DY_CNT
-- TIME_FROM_CAND_TO_DGR_DY_CNT
-- TIME_TO_CAND_DY_CNT

The new fields can be found in the Academic Record and the Academic Degree folders in the SA03 Business Objects universe.
The updated Student Records Data Dictionary is available on the ITS Administrative Data Reporting website.

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

cc: Student Administration Unit Liaisons

From: ITS-Inform [mailto:its-inform@umich.edu]
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2011
To: M-Pathways Student Records Data Set Users

Posted by hengeshl at 12:59 PM

March 04, 2011

Introduction to Yammer

Yammer is an informal online network. Many staff and faculty use Yammer to share information and/or resources related to their work. The Development Unit Liaison program created a special Yammer group. It is an online forum where Development ULs can ask questions of each other and the DART Project Team, as well as share resources, tips, etc.

The following are tutorials to help people learn how to use Yammer:

Intro to Yammer


Yammer groups tutorial

Posted by lburgamy at 04:08 PM

DEVELOPMENT: March 4 Meeting Agenda & Materials

Posted by lburgamy at 02:27 PM

March 03, 2011

Notify Instructors: Review Winter 2011 End-of-Course Teaching Evaluations

If your department has ordered Winter 2011 end-of-course teaching evaluations, please notify your instructors that their evaluations are ready for review in Wolverine Access > Faculty Business > Faculty Center.
If your department has not completed evaluation orders, please do so as soon as possible. See the January 27, 2011 message for ordering details.

Instructors with questions about their evaluation orders should contact their departments immediately.

Faculty Support
If your department allows, instructors may add questions to their teaching evaluations. Please inform instructors that questions must be added by March 30. A complete calendar of important teaching evaluation dates is available on the E&E website.
Step-by-step instructions and a guided simulation for reviewing questionnaires and adding questions to evaluations in the Faculty Center are available on the Teaching Evaluation Help page.
Important Reminders
-- Only the instructors designated as a primary instructor in
M-Pathways can add evaluation questions.
-- Primary instructors can add questions only from the home class section of a cross-listed course. The questions added to the home side will automatically be copied to the away class sections.
The ability for a primary instructor to add questions is associated with evaluation templates. Staff can contact E&E to change template settings.

Assistance or Questions?
Office of Evaluations and Examinations for evaluation assistance:
734-763-2482
EandE@umich.edu
http://www.umich.edu/~eande/tq/index.htm

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


TO: M-Pathways user with the SR Evaluation Order User role
cc. Select Student Administration Unit Liaisons
FROM: Office of Evaluations and Examinations
Subject: Notify Instructors: Review Winter 2011 End-of-Course Teaching Evaluations
Date: 03/03/2011

Posted by hengeshl at 01:48 PM

March 02, 2011

Official Term Information Available in CRAS Data Set

The data in the M-Pathways CRAS data set and its associated CR01 BusinessObjects universe for Fall 2010 are official as of February 24, 2011. 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:
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: M-Pathways CRAS Data Set Users
cc. Student Administration Unit Liaisons
From: ITS-Inform
Subject: Official Term Information Available in CRAS Data Set
Date: 03/02/2011


Posted by nancyf at 08:49 AM