Year-end and June business closed on July 20, 2010. FINODS, the Financial data set, and the associated BusinessObjects universes in the U-M Data Warehouse were refreshed early in the morning of July 21, 2010.
To run the monthly financial reports from... More
The data in the Third Week Count data set and its related SA05 BusinessObjects universe for Summer 2010 was extracted and loaded on July 21, 2010. As soon as the data has been checked for accuracy, an e-mail will be... More
This month we presented a project update to the Budget Administrators Group. We reviewed how the project was organized, anticipated timing and a summary of current activities. In addition, we shared information on the new Development Unit Liaison Program in... More
The new “Financial Aid Disbursement Calendar for Aid Year 2011” is now available.
Select “2010-2011 Disbursement Calendar” from the bottom of the Financial Aid Forms and Instructions page on the ITS Administrative Computing website at:
The calendar includes charts... More
The Regents approved the actual tuition rates for the 2010-2011 academic year at their June meeting. This enabled the following tasks to be completed in M Pathways:
-- Financial aid budgets have been updated with the actual tuition rates. The tuition... More
If you are a BusinessObjects WebI user who uses the Month End Close calendar when scheduling Financials reports, please read the message below.
When you schedule a WebI report to run multiple times, you can select the Month End Close calendar... More
To assist U-M employees using the new Travel & Expense (Concur) system or conducting M-Pathways Statement of Activity reconciliation duties, new Concur tables are available in the Financial data set and several new Concur folders and BusinessObjects reports have been... More
You are receiving this message because you have the M-Pathways Room Characteristic User role for your school, college, and/or department. New features are now available in the Room Characteristics pages described below.
As you may know, the Room Characteristics pages in... More
Teaching Evaluation Reports are now available in Wolverine Access > Faculty Business > Faculty Center.
Note: To view reports, the grade roster status for the class must be 'Posted'. For more information on grade rosters, see the Grade Roster FAQ: https://heprod.dsc.umich.edu/htmldoc/eng/dftie/lsaa/htm/sr_fb_gradesfaq.html
Teaching Evaluation Reports are now available in M-Pathways. See the ‘Run Teaching Evaluation Reports Step-by-Step Procedure’ on My LINC for instructions on running reports. http://tinyurl.com/MyLINC-TE4
The data in the M-Pathways CRAS data set and its associated CR01 BusinessObjects universe for Winter 2010 are official as of June 17, 2010. You may use the data as necessary and/or use the queries in the BusinessObjects UM-Maintained reports... More
Effective June 17, 2010, improvements have been made to the event scheduling pages in M-Pathways.
May business closed on June 7, 2010. FINODS was refreshed June 8, 2010. The Financial data set and the associated
BusinessObjects universes in the U-M Data Warehouse were refreshed on Tuesday, June 8, 2010.
To run the monthly financial reports... More
The following principles guide our vision of Information Excellence -- to enhance and sustain the lifelong engagement of University of Michigan alumni, volunteers, donors, and prospective donors, through the disciplined, respectful, and creative use of data. These principles also... More
The following framework supports our vision of Information Excellence. By initiating and leveraging strategic projects, such as DART, we can accelerate fundraising performance to enhance and sustain the lifelong engagement of alumni, volunteers, donors, and prospective donors. It is... More
Our long-term vision is to enhance and sustain the lifelong engagement of University of Michigan alumni, volunteers, donors, and prospective donors, through the disciplined, respectful, and creative use of data. We call this our vision for Information Excellence.
The project team will support Schools, Colleges, and Units during the DART transition. Comprehensive training materials, instructor-led and online training will help staff learn how to use DART. In addition, the Unit Liaison program will help staff understand... More
Searching for External Organizations using the Org Search page (Main Menu > Campus Community > Organization > Search for Organization) is greatly improved and includes new robust search options. Based on user feedback, new options include searching by the organization... More
The offices of the Division of Research Development and Administration (DRDA) will be undergoing renovation beginning June 1. The renovation will be done in four phases and is expected to be completed in late July.
While DRDA intends to maintain full... More
The data in the Third Week Count data set and its related SA05 BusinessObjects universe for Spring-Summer 2010 was extracted and loaded on May 25, 2010. As soon as the data has been checked for accuracy, an e-mail will be... More
BUDGETING FOR AID YEAR 2011:
Budgeting is complete for continuing students for Fall 2010 and Winter 2011. Departments can begin entering their tuition-valued awards. A tuition-valued award has its amount calculated automatically by M Pathways based on the budgeted tuition/fee... More
Schools/Colleges/Units and the project team will create a Unit Liaison program to support the DART transition across campus. S/C/Us will have representation to help prepare their unit for DART Go-Live. Unit Liaisons will learn about changes and identify challenges. They... More
NEW! M-Pathways teaching evaluation ordering pages have been improved. See the Teaching Evaluation Overview of Changes for more information.
Departmental administrative staff should now complete orders for Spring, Spring/Summer, and Summer 2010 end-of-course teaching evaluations in M-Pathways. See the updated... More
With the PeopleTools upgrade to version 8.5, Submittal Forms are printing with text too small for data entry. Additional steps are needed to print Submittal Forms to ensure U-M Human Resource Records and Information Services (HRRIS) can accurately process the... More
NEW E-MAIL TYPE
Effective May 14, 2010, there is a new e-mail type, the UM uniqname e-mail type, available in the M-Pathways HEPROD system. Please share this with staff in your unit who need to know this information.
The UM uniqname... More
April business closed on May 8, 2010. FINODS, the Financial data set and the associated BusinessObjects universes
in the U-M Data Warehouse were refreshed early in the morning of May 10, 2010.
To run the monthly financial reports from FINODS,... More
This morning an enhancement was made to the Unit Data feature in the eResearch Proposal Management system. Two fields have been added to the Manage Unit Data information screen which allow you to enter custom data for your department. The... More
This is to inform you about some communications related to the M-Pathways Student Administration and Human Resource Management System infrastructure that will be upgraded this weekend, May 8-9, 2010.
1. The message below was sent earlier today to Spring and Spring Summer... More
The M-Pathways Student Administration and Human Resource Management System infrastructure will be upgraded this weekend, May 8-9, 2010.
Dates/Times for Upgrade & Service Interruptions
Student Administration & Human Resource Management System (HEPROD), including Employee Business, Student Business and Faculty Business unavailable:... More
Noon, Saturday, May 8 - Noon, Sunday, May 9: Faculty, Student and Employee Business will be unavailable for an upgrade.
ITS Help Desk Open Sunday, 5/9 at noon
Since next week is the first week of the Spring term,... More
A new eLearning course, SAE115 - Event Scheduling, is available to staff with the CC EVENT UPDATE USER role.
The course is not required, however you are strongly encouraged to take it to refresh your skills, and to
learn new... More
Instructors with teaching evaluations for the Winter 2010 term can now view reports in Wolverine Access, Faculty Business.
Teaching Evaluation Reports are now available in Wolverine Access > Faculty Business > Faculty Center.
Note: To view reports, the grade roster status for... More
Run teaching evaluation reports for the Winter 2010 term in the M-Pathways HEODS reporting environment.
Teaching Evaluation Reports are now available in M-Pathways. See the ‘Run Teaching Evaluation Reports Step-by-Step Procedure’ on My LINC for instructions on running reports. More
New BusinessObjects Functionality
Listed below are three items related to new BusinessObjects functionality and where detailed information about them is located:
• E-mail Scheduling of BusinessObjects Reports
o View presentation by Laura Bollettino (also includes information on the Unit Maintained... More
AAE110 – Student Exception Processing eLearning course is now available on My LINC. This new course replaces the instructor-led course AAA101 – Exception Processing.
Users requesting access to the M-Pathways SR STUDENT EXCEPTION PROCESSOR role must complete the following training:
ONLINE VENDOR REQUEST PROCESS
You can now request a Vendor ID online in M-Pathways for:
-- Individuals being paid via PeoplePay
-- New external suppliers
-- Guests or visitors requiring reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses
This process allows you to:
Student exception processing support documentation is now available on My LINC!
See the AAE110 Student Exception Processing Online Table of Contents for step-by-step procedures and guided simulations to assist with entering student exceptions in M-Pathways.
The eLearning course,... More
These screenshots compare Revenue history information in EIS and DART. EIS provided two views of Giving detail: one view for gifts, another for pledges. Only legal and soft amounts were displayed (no recognition amounts). DART provides more granularity to revenue... More
EIS included only a few graphical displays based on soft amount. DART will include more granularity in graphs, including ability to break down by Designation, Campaign, Sites (S/C/U), Fundraising Category. These DART graphs are "out of the box"; we expect... More
This is a quick glance at the current EIS Giving Summary. As a quick, general comparison: the DART Giving summary provides more context than EIS and enables quick access to more granular views of data.
Blackbaud and the Project Team... More
The Design Team made updates to our future DART system to meet U-M’s needs related to Revenue information. These screenshots highlight some of the differences between EIS and DART displays of revenue data. Here's a quick overview of what Revenue... More
Future of IT is bright, but it’s a long road to get there
Thanks to all of you... More
Subscribe to the DART News Feed to stay informed without having to visit the DART project website everyday. Announcements and resources for the DART project will be delivered into your feed reader once you subscribe to the news feed.
Over 100 development and finance community members learned how basic entity information will be handled in DART. In February and March, 75 participants completed a follow-up survey to the previews. (If you missed the DART Preview, you can view a... More
Design teams for Prospect Management, Planned Giving, and Stewardship are starting to meet. Design team leaders were identified for each team. An advisory group will provide guidance to make sure design specifications are holistically integrated. Read more about design team... More
I’m writing to advise you of some changes that impact the FINODS availability and refresh schedule resulting from the upgrade of the PeopleTools infrastructure taking place this weekend. If there are staff members in your unit who may be impacted... More
The April monthly payroll cutoff date of April 22 remains in effect even though the M-Pathways Student Administration and HRMS upgrade was rescheduled to May 8-9.
As a reminder, the changes are as follows:
-- The end-of-month processing for the April... More
All student comments made on teaching evaluations for the Spring, Spring/Summer, Summer, and Fall 2009 terms will be archived on April 15, 2010. After this date:
-- You will no longer have access to reports containing student comments via Wolverine... More
I’m writing to advise you of some changes to the schedule for the PeopleTools infrastructure upgrade.
Dates/Times for Rescheduled SA and HRMS Upgrade and Service Interruptions
The upgrade for the Student Administration and Human Resource Management systems has been rescheduled to... More
To address concerns expressed across campus, the M-Pathways Student Administration and Human Resource Management System infrastructure upgrade originally scheduled for April 24-25, has been rescheduled to May 8-9, 2010.
As we get closer to the new implementation date, we will... More
We hope you are able to attend the M-Reports Open House on April 14—see detailed information below. Please share this information with your faculty, staff, and other administrators and encourage them to attend.
M-Reports Open House
Wednesday, April 14More
PAYROLL DATA SET ENHANCEMENTS
-- Payroll and benefit estimates data has been extended to include an additional future fiscal year, making available a “rolling” four-year period of data. This enhancement provides departments with more information to evaluate salary and benefit... More
The end-of-month processing for the April monthly payroll is being moved up from Tuesday, April 27 to Thursday, April 22.
This change is being made accommodate the scheduled M-Pathways PeopleTools upgrade and associated service interruption. The updated cutoff time and system... More
I’m writing to inform you about the upgrade of the PeopleTools infrastructure that supports the M-Pathways Financials (FIN), Student Administration (SA), and Human Resource Management (HRMS) Systems planned for April 2010 that involves two service interruptions. The upgrade of the... More
From time to time I receive questions related to your role as an Information and Technology Services (ITS) Unit Liaison (UL).
To enable us to provide the information you need as quickly as possible and identify trends for the types of... More
Effective Fall 2010, schools and colleges will be required to schedule final exams in M-Pathways. Please see the message from the Office of the Registrar for more information: http://ro.umich.edu/Final%20Exam%20Scheduling%20in%20M-Pathways.htm.
SR CLASS MAINTAINERS will automatically receive update/edit access... More
An upgrade of the PeopleTools infrastructure that supports the M-Pathways
Financials, Student Administration, Human Resource Management Systems including
Faculty, Student, and Employee Business self-service transactions is planned for April 2010.
Changes delivered with this upgrade are minor, primarily look... More
Effective Fall 2010, schools and colleges will be required to schedule final exams in M-Pathways. Please see the message from the Office of the Registrar for more information.
Before scheduling exams in M-Pathways, view the More
The data in the CRAS data set and its associated CR01 BusinessObjects universe for Winter 2010 was extracted on March 29, and loaded on March 30, 2010.
The Office of Budget and Planning is performing a series of data checks and... More
We are proud to announce that after working closely with the My LINC vendor, SumTotal, updates were made to improve Mac users’ interaction with My LINC.
ITS testing with the following OS/browser combinations shows Mac users can now access My LINC... More
It's Spring and time to enter your orders for textbooks for the Fall 2010 term.
It is time to begin entering Fall 2010 textbook information in Wolverine Access, Faculty Center or on the Textbooks pages in M-Pathways.
For important textbook order... More
DART* will replace DAC*. It will allow development and financial staff to collect, store, and analyze a much broader range of information related to fundraising and donors. DART will help staff better manage lifelong relationships with donors and leverage data... More
View the latest Human Resource Management system updates for March 2010.
The latest HRMS Update is on My LINC, and it contains information about:
-- Human Resource Data Set Refresh Schedule Change
-- Additional Pay for Temporary Employees
-- Leaving... More
View the latest Student Administration system updates for March 2010.
The latest SA Update is on My LINC, and it contains information about:
-- Heavy System Usage During Early Registration
-- It's Time to Check Grade Roster Access
-- Assisting Students?... More
BusinessObjects users can now share WebI Intelligence reports with others in their unit. The service that provides this capability is called Department Access Administration (DAA). It allows the U-M unit to determine which reports it wishes to place in their... More
February business closed on Friday, March 5, 2010. FINODS was refreshed, Saturday, March 6, 2010. The Financial data set and the associated BusinessObjects universes in the U-M Data Warehouse were refreshed on Sunday, March 7, 2010.
To run the monthly financial... More
AWARD ENTRY DEADLINE
The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) will send the first award notices for Aid Year 2010-2011 to entering students beginning the first week of March. To add your scholarships on these notices, enter your awards by the... More
Blackbaud worked closely with the Constituent Design Team and made updates to our future DART system to meet U-M’s needs related to “constituents” (Entity information such as name, address, affiliations, relations, etc.)
See some of those changes and also conduct... More
Plans are currently underway to remove Social Security numbers (SSN) from the Admissions Snapshot (SA06) and Financial Aid/Student Financials (SA04) data sets in the U-M Data Warehouse. Note that Social Security number fields are not being removed from tables. Other... More
Departments with end-of-course teaching evaluations can notify their instructors that evaluations are available on Wolverine Access.
If your department has ordered Winter 2010 end-of-course teaching evaluations, please notify your instructors that their evaluations are ready for review in Wolverine Access >... More
This is a guided tour of Blackbaud’s base product. Design teams are working with Blackbaud to configure this base product for U-M’s needs. This 15 minute recording (by Karen Isble and Peg Lutz) is divided into three short segments. If... More
The weekly refresh of the Financial Aid/Student Financials (FA/SF) data set is now scheduled to occur on Sunday mornings instead of Thursday nights. This includes the SF Transaction Detail tables.
If necessary, please update your reporting activity to account for the... More
The Timesheet page in the M-Pathways Human Resources System is now updated to enhance functionality and streamline the time reporting process.
-- Fewer time reporting codes
-- New process to report and approve "No variance from normal work... More
January business closed on Friday, February 5, 2010. FINODS was refreshed early Saturday, February 6, 2010. The Financial data set and the associated BusinessObjects universes in the U-M Data Warehouse were refreshed on Sunday, February 7, 2010.
To run the monthly... More
The Office of the Registrar will offer several curriculum support labs to staff who are responsible for managing curriculum tasks in M-Pathways.
The next curriculum labs will be offered March 1-3, 2010. To participate, users must have the M-Pathways SR CLASS... More
The Meeting Data Entry page (used to schedule events in classrooms) was recently enhanced to enable entry
of the uniqname (Campus ID), rather than the EmplID, to identify the meeting requestor. When the meeting
requestor's uniqname is entered... More
Read the two messages below for important information about the implementation of E-Verify at U-M. HRMS Unit Liaisons will be the initial point of contact when their unit receives a federal contract requiring verification of the identity and work eligibility... More
The Winter 2010 data in the M-Pathways Third Week Count data set and its related SA05 BusinessObjects universe,
which was captured as of the end of business on January 26, 2010, is now official. You may use the predefined... More
Official CRAS data for Fall 2009 term is now available in the U-M Data Warehouse.
The data in the M-Pathways CRAS data set and its associated CR01 BusinessObjects universe for Fall 2009 are official as of January 28, 2010. You... More
The data in the M-Pathways CRAS data set and its associated CR01 BusinessObjects universe for Fall 2009 are official as of January 28, 2010. You may use the data as necessary and/or use the queries in the
BusinessObjects UM-Maintained... More
Read about improvements and helpful tips in the latest release of the eResearch Proposal Managment system.
I would like to share some good news about improvements to the eRPM system, effective today, January
28, 2010, and some helpful tips... More
The latest HRMS Update is on My LINC, and it contains information about:
-- Want to Learn About Honors and Awards? Watch our New Infocast!
-- Inactive Temporary Appointments Terminated on December 16, 2009
-- Self Service Time Entry Approval... More
Departmental administrative staff should complete orders for Winter 2010 end-of-course teaching evaluations in M-Pathways by February 22, 2010.
-- February 22, 2010: Departments must complete teaching evaluation orders for regular-term classes.
-- February 23 – March 31, 2010: Primary... More
The data in the Third Week Count data set and its related SA05 BusinessObjects universe for Winter 2010 was extracted and loaded on January 27, 2010. As soon as the data has been checked for accuracy, an e-mail will be... More
Pilot previews of DART were recently shown to OUD Gift Officers and development staff at the Med School. Attendees offered suggestions on the most interesting features and functions included in the demo. Features and functions of highest interest to attendees... More
More than 800 development and finance professionals were invited to take a DART communication survey issued in December 2009. Findings indicate that support for the project is high and future communications need to focus on product information and capabilities. Respondents... More
Blackbaud returned initial software configurations on Constituent data (biographical information). The configurations are based on specifications outlined by the Constituent Design Team . The project team and select community members are testing the configurations this month. In the meantime,... More
Laura Patterson invites you to join an upcoming town hall meeting. Learn about the university’s strategy for creating NextGen Michigan and how U-M is changing its approach to information technology at every level on campus. Specifically, I’ll share information on:More
The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) would like to encourage you to enter your departmental awards for Aid Year 2011. Entering this information as soon as possible is helpful in the determination of eligibility for need-based aid.
Departments can... More
It's time to review and update classroom characteristics to prepare for scheduling activities for upcoming terms.
This is a reminder to update classroom characteristics in M-Pathways for the upcoming term(s), if needed. As the Room Characteristics maintainer for your unit,... More
In late December 2009, enhancements were made to event scheduling in M-Pathways as part of the Non Class Events project. These enhancements include:
-- A new field, “Req Rm Cap” (Requested Room Capacity), added to the Meeting Data Entry page... More
Use the new Add Attachment function in the Special Request eProcurement requisition (ePro req) to submit supporting documentation for an order that requires competitive bidding and/or additional handling, including
(but not limited to):
-- Specifications sheet (e.g., machinery specifications)More
Join the eResearch Proposal Management team for a Tips & Tricks web session on working with Grants.gov forms in eResearch on January 11, 2010.
The eResearch team is hosting a Tips & Tricks session to discuss working with Grants.gov forms... More
Fall 2009 Teaching Evaluation final reports can now be run by staff in M-Pathways and by instructors in Wolverine Access, Faculty Business.
Fall 2009 Teaching Evaluation Reports are now available in Wolverine Access, Faculty Business.
You can access three reports for each of your classes:
-- NEW! An Instructor with Comments Report: includes a combination of statistical rating results and anonymous... More
During the 12/08/09 Research Unit Liaison meeting, we introduced the Manage Unit Data functionality in eResearch and a potential Grants.gov in eResearch Tips & Tricks meeting. I wanted to follow-up to confirm a few details.
MANAGE UNIT DATAAll Reviewers... More
As you may have heard at the October 28 Student Administration Unit Liaison Meeting, Information and Technology Services (ITS) created new Room Characteristics functionality in the M-Pathways Financial system to support shared scheduling of classrooms. The new component (three pages)... More
We are pleased to announce that the Room Characteristics functionality needed to support shared scheduling of classrooms is live in the M-Pathways Financial system. As you may remember from the recent Financial Unit Liaison meeting, the Room Characteristics component contains... More
Entering class textbook orders just got easier! Now, you can select orders from a list of previous textbooks and other materials entered for the class. The “Select From Previous Books/Other Material” link will display if prior term textbook data is... More
With the implementation of shared scheduling of general-purpose classrooms, Curriculum Maintainers and Event Schedulers should continue to schedule their own classrooms and follow the curriculum planning deadlines published on the Office of the Registrar's website.
If a... More