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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Crookston updates (December 2014)

MyU Sneak Peek  
On December 3, the Sneak Peek on the student portal was presented to faculty and staff. It was well received and individuals appeared impressed with what students will now have available.

ESUP preview 
On January 15, 2015, an Upgrade Preview Session will be hosted in the Bede Ballroom. Each of the key areas (Financial Aid, HR, etc.) will have a booth to present at and answer questions. This will be scheduled during the Campus Commons time so that no classes are scheduled. The preview session is open to the campus.

Maxient is live
On December 3, Maxient went live for tracking academic dishonesty and faculty can now complete and submit an electronic form. Because it went live during the last few days of the semester, it was only 15 minutes before the first submission took place.

Positive feedback for ASTRA
ASTRA was used for the first time to place spring 2015 classes. On November 24, we had a meeting with all academic department heads to receive feedback (the schedule had been posted for 3 weeks by then), and feedback was positive. There were naturally a few bottlenecks that needed to be resolved and a very small number of classes will need to have the preferences adjusted. The academic departments were pleased with the end results and are now evaluating the many reports that ASTRA can provide.

Update on APLUS  
APLUS has now been live for one full semester. We have received several positive comments on how excellent it pulls information and presents it. Faculty and staff are now starting to actively post notes as they begin to feel more comfortable with the many options.

Important Dates

  • Fall Term ends 12/18/2014
  • Holiday schedule is; 12/25 Holiday, 12/26 Floating Holiday, 
  • 1/1/2015 Holiday, 1/2 Floating Holiday
  • Spring Term starts 1/12/2015

A special thanks to Nate Meath (Office of Classroom Management) for the great assistance in the implementation of ASTRA. Well done!

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