UR Student will impact Staff which includes; Registrars, Bursars, Administrators, Advisors, Faculty Advisors, Instructors and Students within the University. Read further to learn how Advisors will be impacted and how to prepare for this change. Visit the UR Student Project page for UR Student basics.
Advisor Change Areas:
Each area below highlights terms and upcoming features based on UR Student design. Additional information will be provided here as these features are tested.
A: Student cohorts are specific groups of students you define based on certain criteria. You can use student cohorts in:
Enrollment unit limits for specific student populations
Registration appointments to assign priority registration
Q: What are the benefits of cohorts?
A: It is the only mechanism in the new system to attach an advisor to a group of students, and affords a deeper dive into the student (e.g. for transcripts, registration). Certain functionality requires cohorts to enforce policy. However, there are many ways to group students through reports that don’t require a cohort.
Q:How have cohorts been designed?
A: The UR Student project team has been gathering ideas from the Advising SIG via Word or Excel Student Cohort Worksheets available on the Advising SIG materials page. We’re keeping an inventory of all the cohorts being identified, so please reach out to Sean Hanna as needs arise.
Q: To what extent can students communicate with Faculty Advisors and department administrators?
A: Students can communicate with their Advisors using specific internal processes within UR Student such as Holds that may be applied to the student. For this, students can send comments to the appropriate recipient, such as their advisor, for a hold placed on them