RCS Symposium 2016
The first RCS Symposium, held on July 21, 2016, brought together representatives from departments and colleges across the University of Arizona for a morning of information and networking. For those who were unable to attend, descriptions and recordings of each of the sessions can be found below.
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Keynote Address by Dr. Kasandra Urquidez, Vice President, Enrollment Management/Student Affairs Advancement and Dean, Undergraduate Admissions
Are you mystified by the Course Approval process? Ever wonder why your courses take a long time to be approved, or what you can do to keep them from entering Approval Limbo? This panel discussion with representatives from RCS, the Curriculum Office, the Graduate College, and the University Wide General Education Committee covers the issues they see that slow down the approval process, as well as ways that you can spot and prevent trouble before it starts.
Final Exams: How are rooms scheduled? How is the final exam schedule determined? What steps can be taken when creating sections to ensure that final exams run smoothly?
Classrooms: How many rooms are centrally scheduled? What offices are involved in scheduling, unlocking, maintaining and upgrading classrooms?
Navigating Ad Hoc Events: Learn the ins and outs of reserving a centrally scheduled classroom. Topics include the event process, room charges (when and where they happen), obstacles to avoid, and some alternatives to centrally scheduled classrooms.
This session explains the Biannual Course Review that is taking place in Fall 2016. Get the lowdown on the guiding principles as well as the step by step process we are using to make the BCR as effective and painless as possible.
If you find yourself semester after semester approaching Open Scheduling feeling like you don’t remember how to do those tricky combinations, this is the session for you! Review some of the more intricate aspects of section editing such as the combined section table, instructor/advisor table and dealing with cross-listed and co-convened sections.
Enrollment Controls: Do you enroll your students by hand, but wish you didn’t? UAccess Student has a number of solutions to help you control enrollment without having to enroll each student individually. This session reviews Requirement Groups (including the PERC process) and enrollment Permissions, and how they can help you automate the enrollment process.
Contact Hours and Standard Meeting Patterns: This session gives insight into how Standard Meeting Patterns support ABOR required contact hours and facilitate efficient scheduling for classroom space and students.
RCS Timeline: Does it feel like there is always a deadline looming? This session reviews all of the deadlines for the Course Catalog, Schedule of Classes and Events, and how they interact with each other. Gain an outline and visual representation of a year in RCS to help you plan ahead.
Tier One Seat Release Process for Freshmen Orientation: Why do we release seats the way we do? How do we decide how many seats get released for each section? Why is it important that departments submit forms to update enrollment caps for Tier One sections rather than updating them in UAccess Student directly? How are T1, 7W1/7W2, iCourse, and Hybrid seats handled in UAccess Student?
For the Course Management beginner or casual user. Learn tips and tricks for working with the whole Course Management process, from submitting a course request to getting confirmation of the final approval.
Session Codes: Understand the collection of new session codes available for use, including where to find the dates and deadlines associated with each session code. This session reviews the complexities of dealing with dynamically dated sections and how to request an exception to continue to use the DYN session code.
Campus: Discover the new campus designations that have been created in UAccess and gain an understanding of how to correctly setup course sections in each campus to better serve your students.
One year in, how much do you know about creating and scheduling courses that fulfill the University’s 100% Engagement Initiative? This session reviews the ways Engagement courses are listed in UAccess Student, and ends with a Q&A discussion regarding attendees’ experiences with Engagement courses.
Learn from peer department representatives how they prepare and successfully enter section data during Open Scheduling, ending with a Q&A discussion with the audience.