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Kate Sophia

  • Posted Student Systems Preview Sessions to OCM
    The Student work stream preview sessions started today! These sessions are the first step for learning about training and maintaining access for the upgraded system. No need to R.S.V.P. Come when you can and bring a colleague with you!...
  • Posted Fall 2014 final exam scheduling underway to OCM
    Fall 2014 final exam room scheduling has begun. It is not too late to tell OCM which classes do not require a classroom during finals week! Please inquire with faculty and instructors to determine if a room for final...
  • Posted Scheduling U begins October 28 to OCM
    All schedulers should plan to attend the annual scheduling workshop series, Scheduling U. This year Scheduling U takes place October 28-31. Whether you are new to course scheduling or are a pro, there is a session for you during Scheduling...
  • Posted What's happening to the reports you use to do your job? to OCM
    Some changes are coming to reports as a result of the PeopleSoft upgrade. Many reports will look and feel the same as they do now, but some will be altered or retired completely (see the list of reports and...
  • Posted Confirm room assignments for spring semester to OCM
    Room assignments for spring 2015 (1153) are available on the Class Schedule. Please review assignments for your department to ensure all classes requiring a general purpose classroom have been assigned. If a class does not need a classroom assignment,...
  • Posted Fall final exam room scheduling to begin soon to OCM
    Fall 2014 final exam room scheduling will begin soon. OCM only schedules final exams for classes that meet in general purpose classrooms. Final exams for classes that meet in departmental space need to be scheduled within the department. Email...
  • Posted Summer 2015 ECS period 1 opens Tuesday, September 23 to OCM
    Electronic Course Scheduling (ECS) in PeopleSoft will be available Tuesday, September 23 for May/summer 2015 (1155) class schedule production. The following resources for scheduling summer session courses are available: Summer session scheduling guidelines Class schedule production instructions Production calendar...
  • Posted Save the dates for Scheduling U to OCM
    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...
  • Posted Preview Session Dates to OCM
    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...
  • Posted Summer classroom renovations and updates to OCM
    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,...
  • Posted 2015-16 Scheduling Production Calendar to OCM
    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....
  • Posted Welcome to fall 2014! to OCM
    Summer classroom renovations and updates  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...
  • Posted Resource for classroom searches to OCM
    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...
  • Posted Fall 2014 class cancellations to OCM
    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....
  • Posted Confirm your room assignments for fall semester (1149) to OCM
    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...
  • Posted Releasing reserved seats to OCM
    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...
  • Posted Newly enhanced classroom support hotline to OCM
    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...
  • Posted ESUP Sneak Peek: The new waitlist process to OCM
    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...
  • Posted Canceling classes to OCM
    There are a large number of classes on the fall 2014 class schedule with a room assignment but no enrolled students. If you do not plan to offer a class, cancel the class in ECS as soon as possible. Changing...
  • Posted Room assignments for fall (1149) and spring (1153) to OCM
    Room assignments for fall 2014 and spring 2015 are available on the Class Schedule. Please review assignments for your department to ensure all classes requiring a general purpose classroom have been assigned. Contact Scheduling with any questions about general...
  • Posted ESUP - Student Systems Town Hall to The Ledger
    Attend a town hall meeting to learn how the Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program (ESUP) will change the way students, faculty, and staff interact with the University. The changes discussed will be implemented in February, 2015 - less than a year...
  • Commented on ESUP preview session for schedulers
    Yes! More details to come!...
  • Posted ESUP Student Work Stream: Collaboration Key to Successful Decision Making to The Ledger
    Members of the Student work stream Functional Steering Committees (FSC) faced a daunting task during the nine months they spent in Interactive Design and Prototyping: the first comprehensive examination and restructuring of PeopleSoft-related business processes since 1998. This included reviewing...
  • Posted Sneak peek: new self-service centers in PeopleSoft 9.0 to The Ledger
    Two "sneak peek" videos on the new Faculty Center and Advisor Center are now available. The videos provide an overview on how these centers will benefit users. The ESUP Student Training Team will be developing more in-depth tutorials and documentation...
  • Posted A change in Portal project leadership to The Ledger
    Portal Project Director Susan Geller is leaving for an opportunity to join Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners in the role of associate director. Susan has made great progress on the Portal Project and the University is grateful for her leadership....
  • Posted ESUP: What's Changing? to The Ledger
    Since the Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program (ESUP) kicked off in October 2012, people have wanted to know what is going to change when the new system goes live. Users of the University's enterprise student system expect the look and feel...
  • Posted How does it work in 9.0? to The Ledger
    As ESUP progresses, many people are interested in what PeopleSoft delivers today. Oracle's User Productivity Kit (UPK) is a tool that will be used to deliver training and "in application support" (the Help button on PeopleSoft pages) in the...
  • Posted Minimalist story telling to University of Minnesota Communicators Forum
    You may have heard of Blaise Pascal famously ending a correspondence to a friend with "I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had time to make it shorter." Many writers identify with this because...
  • Posted A banana nut muffin to University of Minnesota Communicators Forum
    It happens to the best of us. You sit down to start a project or feature article...or a blog entry for the Communicators Forum and you get stuck. The blank page or screen is the biggest dam for creative...
  • Posted Color of the year to University of Minnesota Communicators Forum
    Pantone announced the color of the year for 2013 today: emerald (17-5641 for those of you who like to be exact about this kind of thing). Those of us who prefer green may be a little smug about this announcement,...
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