SIS and Services News

Entries in the Category "SIS Updates"

June 25, 2013 -

SIS - Course History Page Updates

Advisors and Students:

On the Course History page, available in your Advisor Center or Student Center, there is now a column showing the course Career and Repeat Code. You can also sort by Career at the top of the page.


May 21, 2013 -

Searchable SOC Updates

Users can now search by keyword in course descriptions from the search screen.


Users can also see UGRD course list results for Dept Seminars, Senior Capstones and University Seminars in the full description of a course online as well as in the general bulletin.

November 09, 2009 -

My Grades: each grade shown on student grades page links to Grading System explanation page

A key to the meaning of each grade can now be accessed as a hyperlink from the SIS grades page.

November 03, 2009 -

Open a New Window feature added to Student, Faculty Self Service

A new link has been placed on Student and Faculty Self Services pages so that users may open a second SIS window. We heard from faculty and students that this would be a helpful feature. Example of usage: advisor reviews advisee list, opens a new window to simultaneously bring up individual student record, advisement report, etc.

September 30, 2009 -

Revised SOC error/warning report; improved selection by department

The SOC error and warning report was difficult for departments to rely upon. Also, it was not easy to run certain parts of the report based on individual subcategories within the departments. The reports were changed to more closely match actual errors that need to be addressed before students register. Departments can also run reports for subdivisions within their departments. (For example DMLL.)

September 23, 2009 -

Discontinuation process

Students who are no longer attending the university were still appearing on faculty advisee lists. A number of other issues also resulted from having no formal process to discontinue students who were no longer attending the university. A batch discontinuation process was created to inactivate students who are no longer attending. Parameters for the process vary by school.

September 14, 2009 -

"I grade" (Incomplete) changes via SIS

Instead of completing grade change cards and routing through several offices for approval, instructors may now enter via SIS grade changes for students who were previously assigned a grade of I. From the Faculty Center, select "change term", select the appropriate term, select the appropriate grade roster, click "request grade change" and select the new grade from the drop down box for each student with a grade of I.

September 01, 2009 -

Individual class withdrawal after drop/add via SIS

Instead of completing a paper drop/add form to withdraw from a class after the drop/add date, getting a signature from a dean, and bringing the form to the Registrar's Office for processing, students will be able to withdraw from a class via SIS. Some schools are not yet implementing this option. Check with your school dean or registrar with questions.

August 10, 2009 -

Enrollment requirements

When registration was blocked due to prerequisites or corequisites not met, SIS gave students a general error message. Now, the message that is displayed shows the prerequisite and corequisite requirements for the course so students can see what they have not met.

August 09, 2009 -

Student Academic Standing Information added to Student, Faculty Self Service

Academic standing information (such as probation, separation, restored to good standing) was not visable on a per term basis for students. Added status at end of each term, viewable on student's "My Grades" pages.

August 03, 2009 -

One step grade roster approving and saving

Selecting "approved" now saves grade rosters instead of having to press save as a separate step after approving.

July 22, 2009 -

SOC print flag instructor change

Departments were not able to make changes to section instructors once the SOC print flag was selected by the dean's or registrar's office. Departments may now make instructor changes after the print flag is set to "on".

July 20, 2009 -

Plan filter

The Advisee List in the Faculty Center had a drop down for faculty to filter by program. The list can now also be filtered by plan.

May 18, 2009 -

Course grading: feedback messaging added per faculty requests

When grades were approved and saved by faculty, there was no confirmation from SIS. Now there are some pages and dialog boxes that provide this kind of feedback.

May 06, 2009 -

Term flipping right after grades due

Immediately following the final grade deadline, the Faculty Center default ter was set to the following term. We added a few "grace days" to the default term so that faculty turning in grades after the deadline do not have to change the term for which grades are being entered.

April 27, 2009 -

Course Topics in Schedule of Classes (SOC)

Course topics were not appearing on the search results page of the searchable Schedule of Classes. Instead, users had to drill down into each course sections’ details. Course topics now appear on the initial search results page.

April 15, 2009 -

Class Enrollment on SOC

Class enrollment numbers did not appear on the SOC initial search results page. Class enrollment counts now appear on the initial search results page.

December 08, 2008 -

System timeout increased from 20 minutes to 60 minutes

Users reported system inactivity timeout interval was too short. Timeout interval has been increased from 20 minutes to 60 minutes.

July 16, 2008 -

SOC facility request

There was no functionality to allow departments to request a classroom for a course. A modification was made to allow this request to be entered.

July 07, 2008 -

Departmental Admin Center created

The Departmental Admin Center provides department personnel with a view of student data that is similar to what students and advisors of record see in SIS self service. To request access to the Departmental Admin Center, faculty and staff should complete a SIS Security Request Form and send it to the University Registrar’s Office via fax at 368-4633. Questions may be directed to

July 01, 2008 -

Student Information System (SIS) Updates

Work on the Student Information System (SIS) is an ongoing effort. Much of the work that is done is behind the scenes and transparent to users (such as frequent vendor updates and testing, business processes made more efficient and accurate, etc). There is also, of course, much work that is of immediate benefit to students, faculty and staff. In order to better communicate both the updates that come from our vendor and the updates that are made locally, subscribe to this RSS feed or check this page for updates.