Updates from the 2020 Fall Conference

Updates from the 2020 Fall Conference

This was our first fully virtual conference and accordingly took added work from many involved. Thanks to all who made it a success. We had a record number of concurrent sessions, and the virtual format made is significantly easier for staff from our member schools to attend – especially in light of current travel restrictions and other cost challenges. We also had record registration.

The work started early in the year with Advisory Committees identifying topics and speakers. One Advisory Committee in particular deserves special recognition. The Advancement Advisory Committee has a record seven concurrent sessions – all focused on sharing experiences and exploring challenges related to current business processes. This attracted increased attendance; many of which had not attended an UMBUG Conference before.

Here’s a few comments from the conference evaluations. “All of the concurrent sessions I attended, (the) presenters brought a lot of knowledge and put in a lot of effort to their presentations and demonstrations.” “Being able to attend remotely was a huge plus. This makes the conference cost effective and accessible to more people.” “First time at UMBUG ever. Learned a great deal and looking forward to future connections and conferences.”
If you missed some of the sessions or would like to learn more, login in with you member account to the Resources page and use the conference search tool to learn more.

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Member accounts

Member accounts

UMBUG works very hard to put into operation member feedback regarding our website. We have focused on access to resources, networking, collaboration and enhanced services. Remember that any staff member from a member institution is eligible to create a personal UMBUG user account and gain access to all of the great resources.

Those resources include:
1. Membership roster – a searchable resource of colleagues
2. Systems Matrix – an updated, searchable inventory of applications and modules of Ellucian and a variety of third party software systems in use at member schools
3. Listservs – members can sign up for various functional and technical mailing lists for networking year round with your colleagues from the comfort of your email inbox
4. Materials - members have access to past conference and shared training materials
Shared Documents Library – folders to leverage the sharing of “tips and tricks” or other resources between members

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Winter Training Update

Winter Training Update

Upcoming Winter Training will be fully virtual. These shared training sessions are typically held in late January to late February. During the recent Steering Team meeting at the Fall Conference, we selected the following topics: Banner 9 Self Service; Banner Communication Management and Action Item Processing. Training will be done using “mini show and tell” sessions highlighting work of members from different institutions to put these tools to use to help improve processes and provide greater user access to information. We also discussed developing separate sessions for technical users and power users. Watch this page for more information as it develops.

If you would like to know more about the information presented on Banner 9 Self Service; Banner Communication Management and Action Item Processing at the recent Fall Conference, use your member account and go the Resources page and search for recent presentations by date or topic.

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