November 7, 2016

Release 7.2

STUDENTS

My Academics - Academic Summary

  • The new Academic Summary page allowed students to print their enrollment history and profile information from CalCentral. Students can link to the Academic Summary page via a button on the My Academics dashboard.

ADVISORS

Student Overview (Advisor) - Advising Notes enhancements

  • At the end of August 2016, we released Advising Notes and, based on your input, quickly removed it to make critical enhancements to improve the overall experience for advisors. Advising Notes was available again, with the following enhancements:
    • The page reads from left to right to allow the advisor to view Advising Note history as they are authoring their note.
    • Each Advising Note in the note history was viewable in its entirety, allowing the advisor to scroll through all of the advising notes.
    • Important student information was displayed at the top of the page and additional detail was provided once the advisor expanded this section.

Dashboard (Advisor) - Advising Resources card Milestones

  • Advisors can create, view, and update departmental milestones. Milestones were non-course related (e.g., prospectus, lab rotation, etc.), but a vital requirement to track student progress. Advisors could assign milestones as well as record a student's attempts and completions. Advisors could also review Graduate Division milestones (e.g., Qualifying Examination, Advancement, etc.)

Transfer Credit Summary Data

  • Advisors could obtain summary data on student Transfer Credit information on the Student Overview page. The data includes:
    • The name of the institution(s)
    • Total number of transferable units completed at the institution(s)
    • The number of adjusted units to ensure that students were receiving a maximum of 70 lower division units toward the 120-unit requirement for graduation
    • Test credit data (e.g., AP and IB exam)

Newly Modified Transfer Credit Report

  • Advisors could review detailed transfer credit data as part of the newly modified Transfer Credit Report.
  • The report could be accessed via the Advising Resources card as part of the Advising Dashboard in CalCentral.
  • This report replaced the Transfer Credit Summary in the Reporting Center. During the next release, advisors could access the student-specific report as part of the Transfer Credit Summary card.Important: Students would not have access to this data, or the report, until early December.

Student Overview (Advisor) - Personal Summary card

Academic Progress Report (APR)

    • Advisors could generate a student’s APR, which tracks a student’s degree completion.
    • Advisors could generate a student’s What-If APR and a Course What-If APR. The What-If allowed an advisor to see a simulation of what a student’s degree completion status would be if they changed their area of study. The Course What-If allowed an advisor to see a simulation of how courses would be used to satisfy requirements if the student were to enroll in those courses.

Important Information for Graduate Advisors:

    • The APR was released in two phases:
    • This first release was a “soft launch” and was available to advisors only.
      • Students received APR access in early 2017.
      • While we have made every effort to ensure the APR meets the needs of our academic advisors, some users may encounter APRs that required corrections or updates.
      • This phase provided advisors the opportunity to review the requirements with student data and provide additional edits.
      • As the end of the fall term approaches, we worked on providing advisors with additional resources, such as queries, in order to ease the transition toward degree clearance.
    • We would depend on your feedback in the following weeks, but asked for your patience as we approached final validation phase for fall.
    • Please provide your edits to jsmithson@berkeley.edu.

Manage Milestones

  • Advisors could create, view, and update departmental milestones.
  • Milestones were non-course related (e.g. primarily exam, prospectus, lab rotation, etc.), but a vital requirement to track student progress.
  • Advisors could assign milestones as well as record a student's attempts and completions. Advisors could also review Graduate Division milestones (e.g., Qualifying Examination, Advancement, etc.)

 Student Overview (Advisor) -  Undergraduate Degree Progress

  • The Degree Progress card displayed the University requirements and the student’s completion of those requirements (e.g., Entry-Level Writing, American History, etc.).

Student Overview (Advisor) - Transfer Credit Summary

Advisors could now obtain summary data on student Transfer Credit information on the Student Overview page. The data included:

  • The name of the institution(s)
  • Total number of transferable units completed at the institution(s)
  • The number of adjusted units to ensure that students received a maximum of 70 lower division units toward the 120-unit requirement for graduation
  • Test credit data (e.g., AP and IB exam)
  • Staff

Official Transcripts Update

  • Berkeley Law staff with SIS access could create and print Official Transcripts for Law students in SIS Campus Solutions.
  • Official Transcripts for all other departments became available in December.