#DUG12 31436 Enrollment & Student Services Track Opening Session

Speakers: – Wayne Bovier, Sr. Product Manager, ellucian / Dana Hamerschlag, Director, Product Management, ellucian / Michelle Wiss, Sr. Business Analyst, ellucian

  • (fully expecting this to be a SALES session – sigh – pretty full room – no sessions for 11am for me so I’m heading to the expo to see what’s there)
  • (OMG… death by POWERPOINT) – ridiculous first slide and microphone very light)
    • A continued investment in the solutions you rely on:
      • …improvements to Colleague Student & Core including Residence Life & Communications Management
    • Accelerated Pace for Innovative solutions (but NOTHING for Res Life)
    • Adding value in 2011
      • Operational Efficiency – Residence life enhancements & updates (what the heck were those??  Have we done those??)
    • 2011-2012 Maintenance from DUG to DUG
    • Adding More value in 2012
      • Operational Efficiency
        • Batch End Student Programs
        • Program Evaluation Performance Improvements
        • Performance Improvements for Batch Grade Verification
        • Student Planning project
        • Key Regulatory updates
    • Self-Service: Student Planning (Wayne Bovier)
      • Related in Student Finance / Web – part of WebAdvisor
        • Student Planning Background
          • Direct result of Kresge Grant to fund the Macomb and Community College Research Center (CCRC)
          • Financial Challenges – institutions facing limited resources / Datatel’s focus is to enable schools to do more with less
          • Initial focus is on transforming the student experience:
            • Load major template for multi-semester plan
            • improved course search
            • calendar view and ability o export
            • integrate registration into Program and Course view
            • View registration summary on all plan screens
          • CCRC findings/Needs vs. ellucian’s solution
            • Help decided students make better/easier decisions about what courses to take & when – Elimination of multiple screens & menu options / enforced rules & requisites / graphical calendar view with customization capabilities
            • Help undecided student figure out what programs are out there – enhanced course & section planning / saving multiple plans …. (slide change)
          • PROTO-TYPE screen shots (looks very readable and user friendly – very very visual, which is what students are used to)
          • Student Planning Timeline
            • Beta Program: Target Schedule – August 2012-December 2012Commitment – 5 montes / EDUCAUSE 2012 Ambassador
            • Program: Director correspondence to Product Management / Direct access to entire product team
            • Benefits: early exposure & training to software / advance tech assistance (slide change)
        • Encourage us to learn more
          • Next generation of self service:
            • Student finance views (general availability)
            • student finance-statements (development)
            • student deposits (development)
            • student planning (development)
            • Registration (being considered)
          • Subscription library
    • Dana H
      • Sessions of interest – Datatel & SGHE’s Next Generation Self-Service System – #31564 – Focus on Student Academic Planning tool
      • Recruiter Roadmap
      • Enrollment Management TRACK – Monday (slide)
      • Early Risers & Roundtables
      • Network Lunch – Tuesday
      • Stop by the Booth
      • Daily gift card drawing – four Amazon gift cards awarded daily for filling out the surveys – (MUCH easier with the new mobile app)
  • Questions:
    • ? Demo for tomorrow – Tues: 2:10pm
    • ? Will the new system work with eAdvising?  still working out the licensing for the “old” WebAdvisor – no decision
    • ? for those of us who have “drank the koolaid”.. how will this effect those of use who are using the portal, etc??  WebAdvisor still a web-based stand-alone system – the new self-service system is also Stand-alone but making it easier for information to “appear” in the portal – some screens are not built yet – do NOT need to have the portal to use but will be enhanced for the portal / there are lots of integration possibilities but they are still working out the details / making it easier for the information to flow between them
    • ? Recruiter being “outside” the institution (CRM system) vs. the Portal & new self-service product for current students 
    • ? When Datatel brings out the new solution – it would be nice if Datatel could HELP show the tie-in for each individual institution – communicate better with the Users on how this is good for us, works with what we have, etc.  There is not enough communication and no real help to show us HOW to use it  
    • ? Finalizing licensing and packaging?   Goal is to have it done by early summer 
    • ? eAdvising school – More the prospect student planning??  Don’t understand how this relates to current students?  Meant to address the Enrolled (current) student – helps students PLAN their degree plan 
    • ? Are the choices still based off of degree audit?  This does hit degree audit – does NOT limit to degree audit but it does look at requirements – if you want enhancements to degree audit vs or remove degree audit – still discussing 
    • ? Is there any reporting looking at student plans so that appropriate  plans for classes in the future can be made based on these plans?  Answer is yes… possible
    • ? What about pre-requisites & co-requisite issues need to be resolved? Electronic permission from advisor / faculty approval?  There is a maintenance project that is an analog that should address the pre-requisite / co-requisite issues but can’t address ALL of them (there are too many out there) / re: faculty sign-off & approvals would be a follow on project
    • ? There is a need for an eAdvising piece and that is not included?  There Are Advisor approvals in the timeline – there will be the ability to implement advisor approval rules, etc. 
    • ?  As they move forward with Banner as a new school with Datatel?  Continued investment in supporting Colleague – looking at things that exist in the Colleague suite but do not exist in the Banner suite and how to integrate to help accelerate the innovation components for those schools – Know that there is some confusion but just 60-days into this 

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