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Steering team approves new conference formats starting in 2014

At the Oct. 7 steering team meeting plans for new directions for the upcoming conferences were approved. These build on the June 2013 steering team discussion, and subsequent executive committee recommendations from this summer.

Here's the summary of the changes:

  • Winter Conference - typically a day and a half will be replaced by either a focused training or best practice sessions on a single topic.
  • Ellucian Live - we will continue to meet there - format will vary - networking sessions and/or vendor presentation have been suggested.
  • Summer & Fall Conferences - will continue to be a day and a half conference format but there will be specific tracks designated for Summer & Fall topics along with current "hot" topics

Further details are available on the News page.

Member Institutions

Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, WI
College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac, WI
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
St. John's University, Collegeville, MN
St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI
University of Northwestern-St. Paul, St. Paul, MN
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, WI


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Join UMBUG colleagues
at Ellucian Live 2014

User groups are scheduled to meet on Tuesday, April 8, from 1:00 to 1:45 PM. As you complete your schedule for Ellucian Live look for the UMBUG Session ID 3739.

The Planning Team recently met to discuss the format of the UMBUG meeting and identified the following topics that we will have designated tables for discussion.

  • Business Intelligence/Reporting
  • DBA
  • Development
  • Enrollment Management
  • Finance
  • Financial Aid
  • General Networking
  • HR/Payroll
  • Luminis
  • Registrar

Plan to pick up your box lunch first and then head to the designated meeting - meeting rooms are typically assigned about 10 days to the start of Ellucian Live.