Updates from Steering Team

Due to travel and budgetary constraints and our inability to locate the next UMBUG Coordinator, the Steering Team has decided to continue to offer our networking and learning virtually. For the continued success of our users’ group, we will need our members to step up, maintain our strong connections and plan our continued growth and

SIGConnect Virtual Conference

Missing our typical Winter Training? Then check out the SIGConnect Virtual Conference, February 2-4, 2021 Strata Information Group has announced SIGConnect, a higher education virtual experience happening from Tuesday, February 2 – Thursday, February 4, 2021. SIGConnect will bring together higher education professionals, thought leaders, and industry experts to share, learn, and connect with some

Online Training Options

Due to travel and budgetary constraints in this time of COVID, the UMBUG Steering Team has decided to cancel the winter training event.  In its place, we are encouraging members to take advantage of the free virtual conferences and webinars that are being offered.  We encourage members to attend and share links to other opportunities

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”

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

UMBUG Fall Conference 2020

Conference information & registration Welcome to the first UMBUG virtual conference. We had planned to be near the shores of Lake Superior at the College of St. Scholastica, where the very first UMBUG conference was held in 2007. However, as we all know many things have changed this year. What has not changed is the

IPEDS Workshops

Mark your calendar for June 2 & 3, 2020!  The University of St. Thomas (UST) along with the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) will be co-hosting 2 days of workshops, on the UST St. Paul campus. These face-to-face training sessions are designed for Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data providers and users. The workshops

Winter Training 2020

UMBUG Winter Training Our training topic is Banner Course Program of Study with Degree Works or CAPP.  It will be held from Wednesday, February 19, through noon on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at the University of St. Thomas – St. Paul campus.  The training will address configuration and functional training relating to the Courses in

Updates from the 2019 Fall Conference

Our thanks to all who made the Fall Conference a success, especially our hosts at St. Norbert College, vendor sponsors, partnering organizations, all those who lead and attended sessions both on-site and remotely. We were also pleased to welcome prospective members from two visiting Wisconsin Banner schools. In all about 130 participants. The UMBUG web

Shared Training Plans Underway

As part of the discussions from the Steering Team meeting at the Fall Conference, we are looking at plans for the next round(s) of Shared Training.  Two options are under consideration. The first option would be to follow our traditional pattern for Winter Training with three days of training as follows:  two days on Course