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Student Systems FAQs

  1. What modules are available in SunGard Higher Education Banner?
  2. What are some of the modules' features?
  3. Are there other software applications that Purdue has purchased (or is considering) to complement Banner? If so, what do these applications do?
  4. Which legacy systems will Banner be replacing?
  5. What student systems will Banner not replace?
  6. Who will have access to Banner?
  7. Will training be available?
  8. When will I be able to assign +/- grades?
  9. When will I be able to receive a class roster with attached photos?
  10. Will the new student registration system affect the time and place of my courses?
  11. Will OnePurdue allow me to access such student information as academic records?
  12. Why will the Banner Student modules be implemented in July 2008 and the fall 2008 registrations converted?
  13. Will we use prerequisite and corequisite checking in OnePurdue?

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  1. What modules are available in SunGard Higher Education Banner?

    Purdue has licensed the following modules from SunGard Higher Education Higher Education:

    • Banner Student
    • Banner Financial Aid
    • Banner Web for Students
    • Banner Web for Faculty & Advisors
    • Banner Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW)
    • Banner Operational Data Store (ODS)
    • Banner XtenderSolution (imaging and document management)
    • Banner Luminis (portal)
    • Banner e~Print
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  2. What are some of the modules' features?
    • Recruitment
    • Admissions
    • Financial aid
    • Course catalog
    • Events management
    • Registration
    • Enrollment management
    • Degree auditing
    • Graduation
    • Scholarships
    • Tuition management
    • Fee assessment and bill presentation
    • Self-service for students
    • Self-service for faculty and advisors
    • Student accounts receivables
    • Enterprise data warehouse
    • Workflow and document imaging
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  3. Are there other software applications that Purdue has purchased (or is considering) to complement Banner? If so, what will these applications do?

    We will know more about any additional software needs later in the project.

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  4. Which legacy systems will Banner be replacing?

    Banner will replace a number of legacy student systems. A complete list of them will be published when available.

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  5. What current student systems will Banner not replace?
    • Residential Management System (RMS)
    • ITaP-supported e-mail services: Webmail, Outlook, Mailhub
    • Course management: Blackboard Vista (formerly WebCT Vista)
    • ITaP-supported personal scheduling: Outlook
    • Purdue ID card
    • Decision Support System
    • Brio
    • Graduate School Web database
    • Graduate School admissions application
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  6. Who will have access to Banner?

    Employees with access to current student legacy systems will continue to have access to appropriate Banner modules. Students will have access to an enhanced student portal that will replace SSINFO.

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  7. Will training be available?

    We will use a formal classroom training approach for Purdue staff and any others impacted by the transition to Banner. Training will occur a few weeks prior to each phase of implementation. We also may offer Web-based training for more routine types of Banner transactions. Training support and a user-support help desk will also be provided after Banner’s implementation.

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  8. When will I be able to assign +/- grades?

    Plus and minus grades can be assigned after the student systems go live.

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  9. When will I be able to receive a class roster with attached photos?

    This is not part of the baseline implementation project; we understand the importance of this, however, and will consider it for a future OnePurdue enhancement or upgrade.

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  10. Will the new student registration system affect the time and place of my courses?

    We anticipate that faculty members would not experience much change from the current process and will continue to work with their schedule deputies.

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  11. Will OnePurdue allow me to access such student information as academic records?

    Access to student information will be based on a staff member's role at the University.

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  12. Why will the Banner Student modules be implemented in July 2008 and the fall 2008 registrations converted?
    We wanted to implement the student applications in March 2008 to support the fall 2008 semester, but there was not enough time to complete the preparation needed to do so. We must go live with Banner Financial Aid to support a new processing year, so February is our only option for that. Only after Financial Aid goes into production can we implement Student, and since we can't be ready to do that by March, we’ll need to convert registrations at some point during the student cycle.

    The most logical opportunity for this would be sometime after Day on Campus and before fee assessments. Converting once assessments have been made and payments begin coming in would be very complicated; in addition, we need to be able to disburse financial aid to students before the semester begins. We agree that registration conversion may be a little confusing, but good communication and training will help keep that to a minimum.

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  13. Will we use prerequisite and corequisite checking in OnePurdue?
    Yes, we plan to use prerequisite and corequisite checking to support registration for spring 2009 (and thereafter). We will not be able to implement this before then because we’ll be converting the registrations from the legacy system, in which enforcement of prerequisite and corequisite checks do not exist.

    In addition, prerequisite and corequisite checking relies on academic histories, which will not be converted from legacy data until after the summer 2008 semester and grades have been processed. In order for prerequisite and corequisite checking to work properly, then the earliest registration period it will be able to support will be for the spring 2009 semester.

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