myPurdue and Banner Updates
     April 3, 2009

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Banner: One year later

The initial Banner software was released almost 14 months ago. To mark this milestone, we asked Pam Horne, assistant vice president for enrollment management and dean of admissions, and OnePurdue Executive Director Gary Newsom to reflect on Purdue’s first year with Banner, where we are now, and what’s ahead. Read more.

Training now allows self-enrollment

An improved registration system for OnePurdue training has brought with it better security and other enhancements. Read more.

DFA grows with Banner

It’s been more than a year since the Division of Financial Aid (DFA) began using Banner, and the transition has been a challenging one for its staff. Read more.

Vanilla Banner saves money, eases upgrades

Using “vanilla” software for the OnePurdue systems was a priority even before the project had a name, and has continued to be a guiding principle with the implementation of Banner. Read more.

Get FERPA, other certifications online

Online certifications for those who need access to confidential and private information are now obtained using WebCert, which has replaced WebServ, said Dan Whiteley, data steward in Student Services Technology and Assessment. Read more. (Reprinted from Feb. 27, 2009, newsletter.)

Banner Briefs

Admissions to require electronic test scores
Beginning with admission applications for 2010, Purdue will require that all ACT and SAT test scores be sent electronically from the testing agencies. More details are available on the Admissions Office Web site.

Purdue staff attend SunGard Summit
Several staff members from the West Lafayette campus attended the SunGard Summit in Philadelphia March 22-25. An annual conference of SunGard Higher Education’s customers, this event allowed Purdue Banner users to interact with those from other large universities, learning from their experiences. The 14 attendees from Purdue also gained insights into Banner’s current and future capabilities, including its next major upgrade, Banner 8, which Purdue is preparing to install in 2010.

“Summit 2009 was a great source of information for our team and I know what we learned at this conference will be put to good use as we continue to fine tune our new student systems,” said Joe Faulkner, student systems technical lead.

Purdue sent representatives from Admissions; the Bursar’s Office; Division of Financial Aid; Enrollment Management; Office of the Registrar; Student Access, Transition and Success Programs; Student Services Technology and Assessment; and the Student Systems Competency Center.

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