What if the number of interested students exceeds the capacity for planned sections of a course – can we expand the number of students per section? Which sections are in rooms that are large enough to expand? Can we move some sections to larger rooms?
IT Community members already know that over Memorial Day weekend we will upgrade the current Human Resources (HR) and Student Information Systems (SIS) from PeopleSoft version 8.9 to the latest software available from our vendor, HR 9.2 .As you would expect, these changes will affect the data that many of our organizations rely on for operational processing and strategic planning. Redevelopment and testing of the queries and reports that use this data will be necessary. The project team will be taking steps to reduce the risk of exposure or loss of university data by improving access security. These efforts may result in technology or connection changes for you if you are a data user, but the changes are not on the critical path for this project. We are approaching this effort unit by unit, beginning with the units that use SIS and HR data the most (e.g., Enrollment Services and Undergraduate Education and the Office of Human Resources). We will make changes in other units once a preferred solution is identified.
The OCIO will be rolling out a new business intelligence initiative to bring all of Ohio State together in a One University vision, allowing every college and business unit to reach beyond the data analysis they have today. BuckIQ will deliver easy access to user-designed and pre-designed reports, data presentation that is more easily understood through a business lens, and familiar language for easier adaptation to new systems and tools.
So what is BuckIQ?
Key BuckIQ Facts:
Representatives from the Office of Human Resources, the Wexner Medical Center, the Office of Business and Finance, Enrollment Services and Undergraduate Education, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer are working to modernize the current HR and Student Information Systems (SIS) from PeopleSoft version 8.9 to the latest software available
Underneath all the pomp and circumstance of the commencement ceremony, cables and wireless routers are quietly keeping affairs in order. From providing reliable network access for guests and press to making sure students receive the correct diplomas, the Office of the CIO collaborates with multiple areas of campus to assist the graduation process.
Recently it was announced that faculty and staff who leave Ohio State or retire would have enhanced access to selected systems after separating from the university. Although these enhancements provide continued access for former employees, a gap still exists in access to Faculty Center for faculty whose termination effective date falls prior to the grade submission deadline. For this term, the termination effective date is April 30th and the grade submission deadline is May 6th.
A new online Course Conversion Guide (CCG) is being made available to translate the current quarter course offerings to the still-developing semester course catalog as an additional tool to aid in the move to semesters-based curricula. Users will be able to search the guide by subject, course number, title, and additional attributes (i.e., General Education, Honors). Users will also be able to obtain information about equivalent, transitional and new courses, as well as converted sequences.
At the end of Winter 2011, the Carmen team deployed a major update to the process for transferring grades from Carmen to the Registrar’s Faculty Center. Some minor adjustments were made in spring.
Now that grades for Spring 2011 have all been completed, we’re pleased to document that Final Grades v3 has been an improvement. Our logs show that grade transfer errors were appreciably lower in Winter and Spring 2011 than they were for the same two quarters in 2010.
The Office of the CIO has recently partnered with the Semesters Advising sub-committee to develop an on-line tool to help students and Academic Advisors map future course schedules as Ohio State moves to a semester-based calendar. TAP, the Transitional Academic Plan, is a new feature within the Student Information System. Although the tool is built to support the calendar conversion, use of the planning tool will continue well beyond the transition.