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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Workshop series: Scheduling U

All schedulers should plan to attend the annual scheduling workshop series, Scheduling U. This year Scheduling U takes place November 14-18, 2016. Whether you are new to class scheduling or are a pro, there is a session for you. Workshops are open to any University staff member.

Workshop Sessions

Scheduling Update Live
Presenter: Sarah Kussow
An annual update on everything scheduling: policy, classroom renovations, timelines, upgrade impacts, how to get the room you need, and more.
  • Wednesday, November 16 - 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., CSOM 2-233 (West Bank)
  • Wednesday, November 16 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., Borlaug 365 (St Paul)
  • Thursday, November 17 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., Peik Gym G55 (East Bank)

Astra iCop November 2016 - Advanced Astra Schedule
Presenters: Renae Faunce & Christine Mounts
Astra has many features that can take scheduling from assigning a room to managing what is happening in that room. Please join our online discussion. Academic schedulers can learn about the new final exam exemption form and techniques for finding and exporting the final exam schedule. Event schedulers can learn about tracking event attendees, editing multiple meeting events, adding event pre- and post- time, and managing private events.

The Big Picture
Presenters: Renaue Faunce & Sally Gutierrez
Do you ever feel a bit confused by all of the system acronyms, what each system does, or how these systems interact? Join the ASR Training and Support Team as we take a step back and look at the "big picture." This session will give you a basic understanding of our student records systems (including APAS, CCS, ECAS, PCAS, and others), how these systems interact with each other and PeopleSoft, and who uses them. We will close the session with a demonstration of where to find these applications on the new ASR website.

Building Your Class Schedule (interactive session)
Presenter: Bob Quinney
This session will be a group activity exploring the path from "course idea" to a section being scheduled and open for enrollment. We will consider the steps, systems, and governing policies involved. Come try your hand at filling in the blanks along the way.
  • Tuesday, November 15 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., Bruininks 312 (East Bank)

CCS Deep Dive
Presenters: Heather Micek & Jennifer Selander
You've been through CCS training. Now, with some scheduling experience under your belt, let's take a deeper dive into some CCS functionality. Please join the ASR Training and Support Team to talk about Combined Sections, Session Codes, Wait Listing, and Special Use Pages. We will have plenty of time for questions and answers.
  • Friday, November 18 - 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Bruininks 512A (East Bank)

Events for Academic Schedulers
Presenters: Phil Hunter & Christine Mounts
Would you like to learn more about the differences between scheduling for Academics and Events in Astra? We will be discussing event scheduling best practices, policies, and handling external vs. internal events. We will also be discussing scheduling computer classrooms and video conferencing, and giving a calendar demo.