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Save the dates for Scheduling U

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All schedulers are encouraged to attend Scheduling U this fall to learn about new information regarding scheduling. Sessions will be held October 27-31, 2014. Offerings will take place on both Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses. More details will be announced soon.

Preview Session Dates

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The dates for student systems preview sessions for the PeopleSoft upgrade have been announced! These hour-long sessions will paint the training picture for those needing to maintain access to the "campus solutions" area of PeopleSoft. Attendees will learn about required training and how to access other training resources. There will also be demonstrations of the new MyU, the new Faculty Center, the new Advisor Center, and key processes (e.g., permission numbers, batch processing of service indicators and student groups, academic standing).

Summer classroom renovations and updates

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Several general purpose classrooms received environment or technology updates during the summer, including the following:

  • Video conferencing classrooms: Magrath 4, Peik 165, and Peters 145 were upgraded to full video conferencing and class capture capabilities.
  • Major renovations: Amundson B75, Smith 231 & 331, and Blegen 415, 425, and 435, received new furniture, finishes, and lighting updates.
  • Technology feature upgrades were completed in more than 50 rooms. Room features can be found on the room inventory page.
    • Improvements include: wide-screen video projectors, HDMI input cables, and class capture output connections.
  • Study spaces added: the Keller Atrium and Humphrey 50 were added to the inventory and completely renovated. New fixtures include display monitors and tables for individual study and small group work.
  • Classroom hotline enhanced: the OCM hotline was aligned with University-wide support services and expanded the hours of availability for technology services. The phone number remains the same (612-625-1086), and callers will be prompted to select from a menu of options.Technology calls will be routed to a team of support professionals who are available 24 hours a day.

2015-16 Scheduling Production Calendar

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The 2015-16 ECS/CCS Production Calendar is now available. You may add the Production Calendar directly to your Google calendar. With this option, you can be sure that important scheduling dates are always available.

Resource for classroom searches

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The Office of Classroom Management (OCM) has a resource to search for classrooms. The General Purpose Classroom Search allows you to find classrooms that meet your specifications. You can filter by campus, building, capacity, and/or feature. You can also view room details, including capacities, layout, photo, links to campus maps, and room schedule.

Fall 2014 class cancellations

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Remember to cancel classes with no enrollment for fall 2014 (1149). This will ensure the room assignment is released and the class is accurately displayed on the Class Schedule.

Confirm your room assignments for fall semester (1149)

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p>Room assignments for fall 2014 are available on the Class Schedule. Please review assignments for your department to ensure all classes requiring a general purpose classroom have been assigned.

Room assignments are subject to change prior to the start of the term. While this usually only affects a small number of classes, the Office of Classroom Management (OCM) encourages instructors to verify their classroom assignment before the first class meeting.

Releasing reserved seats

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If reserved group seats have not been released by departments, Academic Support Resources (ASR) will do so for fall 2014 (1149) on Friday, August 29. Reserved group seats are always released the Friday before the first day of class each semester.

You may choose to release reserved seats prior to August 30 to increase enrollment. Guidelines for the Management of Reserved Group Seats are available to help department schedulers determine the appropriate release date. For questions on how to release reserved seats, contact the Student Records Training Team.

Newly enhanced classroom support hotline

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The Office of Classroom Management (OCM) hotline has been enhanced to align with University-wide support services and has expanded the hours of availability for technology services. The phone number will remains the same (612-625-1086), but callers will be prompted to select from a menu of options. This will connect them to the support staff who are best able to meet their needs.

Technology calls will be routed to a team of support professionals who are available 24 hours a day. OCM support staff remain available for all other classroom and scheduling-related calls Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ESUP Sneak Peek: The new waitlist process

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The latest sneak peek from the Student work stream explains the "auto enroll" feature of the new waitlist process. Auto enroll will allow the system to automatically select and enroll students at the top of a waitlist on a space-available basis. For more information about the new waitlist process, see What's Changing for waitlist.