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Financial Aid Weekly Updates

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Completed the Business Process Reviews for the following:

  • Cal ISIR-Dreamers
  • Cal Grant
  • MCAP
  • Blue and Gold
  • Middle Class Scholarship
  • Reporting Requirements Feds, State, UC, and UCB
  • Work Study
  • Permissions
  • Emergency Loans
  • Athletics
  • Grad Awards
  • Repackaging


Brownbag Lunch

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The SIS Admissions Team hosted a Brown Bag Lunch Admissions Roadmap-Overview and Discussion. The future landscape of Admissions at UCB was discussed. The team will begin with receiving applications from Apply UC, moving the data to Slate, making an admissions decision, selection, and SIR, integration, and interfaces for both undergraduate and graduate careers. It was an opportunity for project leads, functional and technical, to have a deeper understanding of the business processes and the systems. Participants were able to ask questions and represent their functional areas.


General Project Weekly Updates

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Portal/UX Team

  • Finalizing our approach and plans
  • Meeting with functional leads as soon as possible to:
    • talk about our engagement and design process
    • get caught up on where the leads are with their IDPs
    • surface questions, concerns and assumptions that the leads may have with the portal and UX
    • discuss what the Portal Team will need from the leads as input to our design process
    • demo CalCentral for team members that haven't seen it

Interface Team

  • Drafting a communications plan for engaging external SIS stakeholders
  • begun working with the Data Team and Admissions Team to prototype import/export of data with Slate.
  • HCM and IDM management have agreed to the integration architecture for CS/IDM/HCM integration.
  • Working with infrastructure team to build out development environment.

Data Conversion Team

  • Schedule of Classes conversion mapping session completed
  • Two-day onsite conversion planning/prep with SCI consultant Olivia Pauling


Records Weekly Updates

Thursday, December 11, 2014
  • IDPs for scheduling of classes have been completed
  • Started prep work on scheduling of classes mapping, to work on conversion strategy with conversion team


Financial Aid Weekly Updates

Thursday, December 11, 2014
  • Welcome to Ellen Baeth, Sierra-Cedar implementation partner for financial aid
  • Mei-Hsia Lee is joining the SIS financial aid project team
  • Business Process Review sessions have been held for:
    - Loan processing / direct loan, private, Perkins, institutional
    - packaging
    - disbursement / Pell


General Project Updates

Thursday, December 11, 2014
  • Created templates for:
    - Decision Documents for Steering Council
    - IDP Executive Summary 
  • Continued work on the integrated project plan
  • Huron will be on site to conduct an assessment next week
  • Angela attended a meeting with the Chiefs of Staff for the Provost and the Chancellor in preparation for campus engagement and communication, including moratorium communication.


Student Financials Weekly Update

Thursday, December 11, 2014
  • Welcome to Eric Armstrong who has joined the Student Financials team.
  • Held IDPs for:
    - viewing accounts
    - self-service
    - service indicators
    - aging receivables