The University of Rochester's current student information system is one of the oldest enterprise-wide systems used today. Although it served us well in the past, the system cannot be appended to or be upgraded any further to reflect the changing needs of a modern collegiate landscape, student learning needs, and information collaboration. Comprehensive support is necessary for the numerous additional applications, some overlapping, with nearly 200 interfaces making system management a growing challenge.
To add to this challenge, student demographics and technology have changed. Students need and expect a flexible solution especially for part-time and remote enrollment. Faculty members have increased technology in their classrooms and all signs point to this trend continuing. Our student information solution will need to accommodate and grow in kind.
The University of Rochester was one of the design partners that provided input to Workday’s Student platform. This solution is expected to provide a more flexible foundation that will support future growth and built-in features to promote student success.
Planned features for the following roles include:
- Advisors and Student Support Staff will have a centralized, synchronous view of student information that shows progress towards objectives. This comprehensive student profile along with an integrated communication system linking Student Records, Student Finance, Advisers, Faculty, Admissions, and Financial Aid to better support student success.
- Faculty will be able to view student rosters, assign course grades and view their teaching schedule for current and past periods.
- Students will be able to view their University account activity with payment history, register for current classes and plan for future terms all through one mobile interface. Custom reminders and student support notifications will increase campus connections to remain on track for a successful college experience.
We are excited to implement UR Student for Student Finance, Student Registration, Records and Advising (Phase 1) in July 2019 and invite all affected by this change to attend public Demo Days events when scheduled.Read More