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

UMBUG Website Presentation from Fall 2019 Annual Conference

This year, UMBUG has been working very hard to put into operation member feedback regarding our website. During this review and design process, we have focused on access to resources, networking, and enhanced services.We are proud to share that Phase II of the new UMBUG website is live and ready for you to set up

2019 Annual Fall Conference

St. Norbert College Thursday, October 3, through Friday, October 4, 2019 Thanks to our colleagues at St. Norbert College, in De Pere, WI (near Green Bay) for hosting the Fall Conference. Thanks also to the members of the various UMBUG Advisory Teams, our sponsors, and our colleagues from the Salesforce Upper Midwest Users’ Group, for

2019 Vendor Sponsors

We are pleased to recognize three sponsors for the Fall Conference at St. Norbert College. Ellucian Strata Information Group (SIG) David Kent Consulting You can meet representatives from our sponsors at the registration area each day, to find out further information on their service offerings.  As you register for the conference watch for the details

UMBUG Meeting at Ellucian Live

Thanks to all who attended our UMBUG meeting at Ellucian Live on Sunday, April 7.  We welcomed guests from Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota.   This was an opportunity to share information and benefits of UMBUG membership with our guests.  It was also a great opportunity to engage in networking discussions on selected topics including with our

Training on Degree Works Reporting postponed

At the Fall Conference, the Steering Team discussed plans for Winter Training topics.  We had several requests to provide training on Reporting from Degree Works.  After working with a trainer, and power users from our UMBUG member institutions, we developed a training plan to address both functional and technical topics.  Discussion with the Steering Team

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