June 2013 Archives

A new module has started in the Student work stream of the Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program: Academic Advisement. Academic Advisement (within PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions) is used to track the requirements and policies that a student must satisfy in order to graduate. For ESUP, Academic Advisement will be implemented for graduate programs and evaluated for use for undergraduate programs. The team for Academic Advisement is being formed right now and a kick-off is being planned for later this summer.

Updates on the progress of the Academic Advisement team will be included in monthly meetings of the Registrar's Advisory Committee, the College Advisory Group, and the PBED Digest. To sign-up for the PBED Digest or the RAC listserv, please email asrcomm@umn.edu. More information on the Academic Advisement webpage.

Graduate Degree Plan transition

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Effective July 1, the review of and accountability for accuracy of the Graduate Degree Plan (GDP) transitioned from Graduate Student Services & Progress (GSSP) to programs and colleges. This is a result of continued efforts to transfer the locus of authority from the Graduate School to individual graduate programs and colleges.

Graduate education policy requires review and approval of the GDP at the graduate program level. Collegiate units must also ensure accurate review of the GDP; however, it is at the discretion of the college to determine who will sign as the collegiate unit representative in the space provided on the revised version of the GDP. The process for declaring minors will remain unchanged.

The Graduate School website will have the following resources available:

  • July 1: Degree plan checklist to assist program and college staff with review of the Graduate Degree Plan provided to ensure accuracy and compliance with Graduate Education Policy.
  • July 1: Updated Graduate Degree Plan form.
  • July 8: Tutorials showing how to review the degree plan to meet policy compliance for:
  • Doctoral students
  • Master's students
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

If you need assistance or have any questions, please refer to this announcement regarding office hours and appointments.

Thank you for your cooperation during this transition.

Bursar Office closure

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The Bursar Office permanently closed on June 28, 2013. Students are encouraged to make tuition payments online through their Student Account. Due dates and payment options are available on the One Stop Student Services website. Drop boxes in Williamson Hall, Coffman Union and the St. Paul Student Center will no longer be available. The drop box in the Science Teaching and Student Services (STSS) building will remain. To pay by mail, students will need to print a copy of their bill and send it with a check, money order, traveler's check, or cashier's check to the following address:

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
NW 6443
PO Box 1450
Minneapolis, MN 55485-6443

Student questions regarding tuition payments should be directed to One Stop Student Services at 612-624-1111 or onestop@umn.edu. Questions from staff on how student payments will be processed should be directed to Student Account Assistance at 612-625-8007 or sfcmail@umn.edu.

Effective July 1, the One Stop Student Services location in 160 Williamson Hall will close. Students can access walk-in counseling at one of the three other One Stop Student Services locations. Graduate Student Services and Progress (GSSP) will continue to serve graduate and professional students at the Williamson Hall location (8 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F).

East Bank: 333 Science Teaching & Student Services (STSS) (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. M-Th; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. F)
West Bank: 130 West Bank Skyway (8 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F)
St. Paul: 130 Coffey Hall (8 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F)

Students can also reach One Stop staff by email or by calling 612-624-1111 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F, or 1-800-400-8636 toll-free from outside the Twin Cities metropolitan area, or 612-626-0701 (TTY for hearing-impaired students only).

If you have any questions for One Stop Student Services, please email onestop@umn.edu. Questions relating to Graduate Student Services & Progress can be directed to gssp@umn.edu.

APAS page on One Stop website update

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The "What is APAS?" page on the One Stop website was recently updated. It includes a tutorial which helps students better understand their APAS report.

Questions the tutorial will answer:

What is an APAS report?
How will I, my adviser, and my college use my APAS report?
What information is important to me?
What are my degree requirements?
What are my major program requirements?
How do I satisfy the writing intensive and liberal education requirements?
Where do I see a summary of the courses I am taking, have taken, or that have transferred in that meet certain requirements?

Your feedback is appreciated. All comments and questions about the webpage and tutorial can be directed to apasle@umn.edu.

July RAC canceled

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The July Registrar's Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting has been canceled due to the 4th of July holiday. It will resume the first Monday in August. If you have any items of importance to share before August, please email Sue Van Voorhis or Kess Knight, who will communicate with the group via email.

OCM adds more video conferencing classrooms

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In 2011, the Office of Classroom Management (OCM) and the Office of Information Technology (OIT) announced a partnership that added video conferencing capabilities to the classroom technology system in Humphrey Center 25. The partnership was such a success that OIT is transferring three additional video conferencing rooms into OCM's inventory. The new video conferencing classrooms will be used for courses and events beginning fall semester 2013.

The new classrooms include:
Magrath 4 (St. Paul)
Peters 145 (St. Paul)
Peik Hall 165 (East Bank)

A fourth classroom, Peters 155 (St. Paul), will be converted into a general purpose classroom during fall semester and will be ready for spring 2014 courses and events.

During July and August, Mike Brown, GSSP Coordinator, will be available to assist with the Graduate Degree Plan review process and answer any questions you may have. Appointments are available between 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. To have Mike come to your office, please email him at mlbrown@umn.edu to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to meet during this time, Mike is available most afternoons on a walk-in basis at the service center desk in Williamson 160, by email, or by phone at 5-5833.

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