Subject: Help Prepare Instructors: Student Information Systems (SIS) Changes

Sent: April 21, 2016


Dear Colleagues,

On April 5, Fiona Doyle, Bob Jacobsen, and I emailed all instructors information about changes that will impact the UC Berkeley community, as a result of the new Student Information Systems’ (SIS) implementation.

Here is what you can do to help make this a seamless transition. In your next unit meeting, please encourage instructors to:

1) Bookmark and regularly visit the SIS Instructors and Students webpages for updates

2) Read the April 5 email to instructors

3) Watch the 3-minute SIS video

4) Direct students with new system questions to the SIS Students webpages

5) Report SIS technical issues by email: sishelp@berkeley.edu

Starting now with class enrollment in CalCentral and as we get deeper into fall semester 2016 activities — students, instructors, and staff will inevitably uncover issues that will need to be resolved. Your patience, collaboration, and support will be invaluable in helping make this a smooth transition. Consolidating and modernizing over 100 disparate systems into one integrated SIS solution will not always be easy, but it is very important for Berkeley’s future.

The SIS project team welcomes feedback and is working quickly and diligently to resolve issues as they arise. For SIS questions, comments, or concerns, please email the project team at sis-project@berkeley.edu. To view the new searchable schedule of classes, go to schedule.berkeley.edu.

Thank you in advance for your assistance with this critical campus effort to improve the student experience.

Best regards,

Catherine P. Koshland

Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education

SIS Executive Steering Committee member