ASR continues to reach out to colleges in its final push to find students eligible to graduate in our efforts to help the institution reach its 4-, 5-, and 6-year graduation rate goals. The snap of the graduation rates will happen Thursday, October 30.
Spring 2015 registration queue time emails will be sent to students the week of October 27. The spring 2015 registration time table can be found on the One Stop website.
As a reminder, spring 2015 registration begins Tuesday, November 11 for students admitted to degree and certificate programs. Open registration begins Friday, December 5.
Note: Due to the PeopleSoft upgrade, starting with fall 2015 registration, students will receive this information differently. More information can be found on The Upgrade blog.
Currently enrolled or formerly enrolled students have the following rights under FERPA:
- the right to inspect and review information about them maintained by the institution (there are two exceptions to this: parents financial records and letters of recommendation the student has waived the rights to see);
- the right to request an amendment to the record that the student believes is inaccurate or misleading (this does not provide them the right to request an amendment to a grade or an institutional judgement that they disagree with);
- the right to file a complaint with the Family Policy Compliance office within the Department of Education if they believe that the institution has provided information to third parties without consent or denied them access to their own information.
The Disability Resource Center will be honoring OCM with a 2014 Access Achievement Award. The award celebrates OCM staff who go above and beyond to make the University accessible to students, faculty and staff.
The Training Team's Upgrade Training Preview Sessions, held at all five campuses, will wrap up at the end of October. The sessions were well attended and we appreciate the great turnout, questions, and feedback. In November we will post an online Upgrade Training Preview Session recap for those who were unable to attend in person. We are compiling the questions that came out of the sessions and will post frequently asked questions, with answers, as well. Details on where to find the recap and the FAQs will be communicated once posted.
On November 7-9, Collaboration & Web Content Services will upgrade ImageNow to version 6.7. While changes to the user experience will be minimal, it is necessary to upgrade in order to maintain technical support from the vendor. In addition, based on vendor recommendations, the ImageNow infrastructure will be enhanced to conform more closely with industry standards.
The upgrade activities will require down time for the tool. To minimize disruption to University business, the majority of the work will occur over the weekend of Nov 7-9:
Status updates will be provided during the upgrade via IT Service Status. Additional details about the upgrade will be sent to ImageNow users in the near future.
If you have questions about the upgrade or ImageNow, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Minnesota is conducting its second annual E2 Employee Engagement Survey. You should have received an email Thursday, October 9 from Mary Stein in Bob McMaster's office with the subject line "IMPORTANT: Employee Engagement Survey." That email contains important information about how to define certain terms used in the survey.
Benefits-eligible faculty and staff will receive an email on October 13 from the Hay Group, an external vendor that is administering the survey. Take 10 minutes to share your thoughts about your work and your workplace. All answers are confidential. Your answers will help the University fulfill its teaching and research mission.
If you have any issues with the survey link you receive, contact the Hay Group directly to request a new link at UofMNsurvey.US@haygroup.com. Each survey link is customized and can only be used one time.
More information on engagement is available from the Office of Human Resources.
The updated Student Travel and Education Abroad: Health & Safety University policy is now live on the UWide Policy Library.
The policy governs all University-purpose travel outside the U.S. by all students. It includes student requirements as well as the requirements of units supporting, promoting or organizing student international travel. Specifically, the updated policy:
- Clarifies requirements and definitions:
--Student requirements reflecting new online process for registering independent student travel
--Definition of university-purpose travel and student populations
--Includes an FAQ that reflects questions actually asked
- Includes a new requirement that all undergraduate education abroad opportunities organized or promoted by units must work through an education abroad office
- Revises the composition of the University International Travel Risk Advisory and Assessment Committee (ITRAAC) regarding travel approval to U.S. Department of State travel warning countries or locations that pose a specific health, safety, or security concern:
--Adds the role of the Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost as a tiebreaker when necessary
--Adds the involvement of the collegiate Dean(s) in any situation where ITRAAC is considering a rejection (or request to delay travel) of an application submitted by a graduate student.
Please contact Stacey Tsantir, Director, International Health, Safety and Compliance or the education abroad office on your campus with any questions.
Come one, come all to the 8th annual Student Veterans Appreciation Event on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 1-3 p.m. in the Great Hall at Coffman Memorial Union. Say "thank you" to student veterans, grab a slice of pizza, and participate in some carnival games.
The event is free and open to the public; no RSVP is required. Can't make it? Stop by our booth to write a thank-you message to our veterans. Dates and locations are available on the One Stop website.