Important: Advising Tools Changes for Fall 2016 | August 29, 2016

From: Karen Kato - Student Information Systems
Date: Mon, Aug 29, 2016 
To: Advisors
Subject:

Important: Advising Tools Changes for Fall 2016

August 29, 2016

Dear Advisors,

Earlier today, you received an email from Angela Blackstone, Associate CIO and SIS Senior Project Executive, about our commitment to minimizing project disruption wherever possible and to providing you and our Berkeley students and instructors with the SIS tools needed to be successful.

Below are the details of the first three SIS project adjustments, which impact your work:

Change: 1) Temporary Removal of SIS Advisor Assignments

Impacted: All academic units

Timing: Now through September 18, 2016

Change: The new feature that shows undergraduate advisor and GSAO assignments to students will be temporarily removed from CalCentral while we improve data quality.

Change: 2) Temporary Removal of SIS Advising Appointments

Impacted: All academic units

Timing: Starting now. We will re-launch this tool for Spring 2017 advising.

Change: The College of Letters & Sciences (L&S) leadership decided to postpone the use of SIS Advising Appointments for Fall 2016. Instead, bHive functionality has been reinstated for L&S undergraduate students only. SIS Advising Appointments functionality will also be removed for non-L&S colleges and schools for Fall 2016. We will continue to make improvements and plan to re-launch the updated SIS Advising Appointments for Spring 2017 and beyond. (Note: Participating academic units are working with their students on managing pre-existing appointments.)

Change: 3) Temporary Removal of SIS Advising Notes - L&S only

Impacted: L&S only

Timing: Starting now. We will re-launch this tool for Spring 2017 advising.

Change: The College of Letters & Sciences (L&S) decided to postpone their use of SIS Advising Notes for Fall 2016. Non-L&S colleges and schools can continue to use SIS Advising Notes for Fall 2016. (Note: L&S advisors who previously entered notes in SIS will continue to have access to those notes.)


Later today, you will receive an email with details about this week's SIS Town Hall, where SIS will present our progress to-date and the long-term plan for how we will complete the SIS work and provide ongoing support beyond the life of the project. We will also be available to answer your questions and will ask for your feedback and engagement. We hope you can attend this week's SIS Town Hall.

We will communicate additional SIS functionality adjustments as we identify them. Thank you for your patience and support as we adjust our work to minimize present and future disruptions.

Karen Kato, SIS Project Implementation Director