2007 Sessions



Benefactor Institutional Advancement



BEN1 - Benefactor Discussions
Bring your Benefactor questions to this round table discussion.
Presented by Carol Scheer - Redlands University


BEN2 - Planning Today for Your Colleague Advancement Implementation
Colleague Advancement is in general delivery and provides clients great new functionality. What are some of the best features? What do you need to know about the implementation? What can you do now to prepare? And how will Datatel support you through this process? These questions will be answered in this informative session.
Presented Karli Grant- Product Manager, Institutional Advancement Solutions Datatel, Inc.



Enrollment Management & Student Services



ENR1 - Clearinghouse Services - Whats New! (VENDOR PRESENTATION)
Following a brief overview of what the Clearinghouse is and does for our higher education partners, we will talk about the new data elements our members asked to be included in the enrollment file.
Presented by Frost Johnson Regional Director National Student Clearinghouse



Admissions / Recruitment



ADM1 - Document Imaging and Admission Workflows
How our office of admission setup workflows in out document imaging system (Image Now). Two main workflows were created: One for file processing and one for admission decisions.

Presented by Annette Ceccotti and Zach Buttin - Chapman University


ADM2 - E-Recruiting the Millenial Generation
It is now common knowledge that a strong online presence is a necessary component in recruiting the Millennial generation. Find out why Mount St. Mary's College's admissions website was rated #1 in the entire country by the NRCCUA (National Research Center for College & University Admissions). Electronic service products such as broadcast email, e-chat, instant message and blogs will be discussed.
Presented by Romesh Fernando - Assistant Director of Admissions - Mount St. Mary's College


ADM3 - Advising with WebAdvisor
Equip your advisors with easy access to all the tools necessary for an effective advising session and great follow up with students. Hear how the My Advisees feature in Web Advisor is changing the face of advising at Chapman University College.
Presented by Andrea White CUC Trainer - Chapman University


ADM4 - Your Online Application...What Does it Do
As more students use our online application to apply, we looked for a way to help them and our support staff get through the process. This session will give users an idea of what an online application can do besides just capture data. Let the online application big a voice for your office and help keep the support team sane.
Presented by Shannon Shank Director of Integration - Mount St. Mary's College



Financial Operations & Management



FOM1- Using the Process Handler to Schedule GL Posting Jobs
Learn how to automate the GL Posting processes (FGLR/P, CGLR/P, DGLR/P & IGLP) Use the R17 Process Handler. No Customization to existing Datatel Processes is required.
Presented by Eric Small Programmer Analyst - Chapman University



Active Alumni



AA1 - Active Alumni Your Total Affinity Solution
Are your alumni connected to your institution? Are you reaching out and engaging them based upon their individual interests? How do you get the right information to them at the right time so they participate in your activities and donate to their Alma Mater? This session reviews ActiveAlumni's powerful functionality and how you can use it to build affinity with alums of all ages.
Presented by Karli Grant - Product Manager, Institutional Advancement Solutions Datatel Inc.



Management & Implementation



MGIM1 - R18 How Are You Feeling?
Join this lively discussion about your feelings on converting to R18. Don't be shy bring your questions, concerns and problems and let them be heard.
Presented by Chapman University
Date: Thursday June 14


MGIM2 - R18 Upgrade Best Practices
Western International University would like to share best practices (and ones to avoid) when upgrading to R18.
Presented by Leslie Thauer - Western International University


MGIM3 - Action Planning - a Tool to Help You Maximize your ERP Investment
This session will discuss Datatel's complimentary (no-fee) service called Action Planning which is based on Baldrige Quality Methodology. Action Planning allows your institution to more effectively deploy resources, deal with change, achieve desired outcomes and, overall, build a more efficient organization while learning to fully utilize your Colleague software. The four main steps involved in Action Planning will be discussed as well as how your institution can benefit from this service.
Presented by Sharron Keith - Datatel



Systems, tools and technology Architecture



STTA1 - The MacGuiver method to systems integration
Integrating with legacy systems or systems that do not or should not authenticate against our Active Directory has forced us to come up with a way to integrate these systems with Colleague using the process handler, windows task scheduler and MS SQL. Rubber band, paperclip and gum not needed!
Presented by Dave Richert and Craig Brady - Fresno Pacific University


STTA2 - Leveraging Document Management to Improve Student Services (VENDOR PRESENTATION)
Learn how Singularity based solutions from Hershey Systems have helped many Datatel Colleges and Universities streamline processes; reduce manual data entry and create effective content management solutions for their Higher Education environment. Perhaps best known for their transcript Processing and Transfer Credit Evaluation processes. Hershey's flagship Singularity platform has transformed the way schools now capture and process data into Datatel from Human Resources to Financial Aid to the Business Office and beyond.
Presented by Paul Blake - Vice President of Technology. - Hershey Systems, Inc.


STTA3 - Data warehousing, Datatel & Entrinsik Informer
Using Create summary in Datatel & Informer for importing data warehousing is merely a few keystrokes and image clicks away.
Presented by Jeff Jones - Institutional Research Coordinator. -Fresno Pacific University


MGIM2 - R18 Upgrade Best Practices
Western International University would like to share best practices (and ones to avoid) when upgrading to R18.
Presented by Leslie Thauer - Western International University


STTA4 - Introduction to Informer Web Reporting (VENDOR PRESENTATION)
Informer is an intuitive reporting tool providing quick and secure access to your Colleague and Benefactor data via a Web browser. The Informer presentation will guide you through developing an Informer Web Report from start to finish. We will also review security and administrative functions as well as some of the exciting new features included in the latest release, such as import/export capabilities, and integration with Excel Pivot Tables. Please Join us as we review many of the important features which make Informer the web reporting tool of choice for Datatel customers.
Presented by Doug Leupen - President. - Entrinsik Inc.


STTA5 - Where Did My TRANS go? (R18 Computed Columns Tips and Tricks)
Do you miss your old friends "TRANS," "ICONV,' AND "SUBR?" Whether you have seen or just heard about the new R18 computed column language, this session will provide some tips and tricks to help make the transition to the new computed column language a little easier. Who knows, you might even LIKE it someday?
Presented by Kathy Schroer - Senior Consultant - Datatel, Inc.


STTA6 - Business Objects Overview
Do you wonder what Business Objects is all about.. what is the difference between Web Intelligence, Dashboard Manager/Performance Manager, Universe & Views, OLAP Intelligence and Crystal Reports? Why and when would I use one Business Objects' piece over the other? We will talk through these terms and show pieces of each of these Business Objects Report Tools.
Presented by Laura Strudeman - Senior Consultant - Datatel, Inc.


STTA7- SEM - Strategic Enrollment Management
An overview of Strategic Enrollment Management, with special focus on ways that Datatel can support clients in developing and SEM environment and meeting enrollment objectives.
Presented by Su Hallenbeck- Datatel, Inc.


STTA8 - Student Analytics
An overview of analytical and reporting solutions to help in monitoring and evaluating enrollment efforts.
Presented by Su Hallenbeck- Datatel, Inc.
Date: Thursday June 14


STTA9 - Application Development Enviroment
Presented by Rich Lee - Datatel, Inc.


STTA10 - ActiveCampus Portal
Presented by Rich Lee - Datatel, Inc.


STTA11 - Throwing out Paper and Keeping the Data (VENDOR Presentation)
Why Imaging, Why Imagenow. Datatels relationship, it's not just scanning, etc.
Presented by Dani Pfeister - Account Executive -Higher Education - Image Now


STTA12 - Systems Admin Roundtable
Bring your systems admin questions to this roundtable discussion.
Presented by Doug Johnson - Chapman University & Dave Richert - Fresno Pacific University


FOM1 - Using the Process Handler to Schedule GL Posting Jobs
Learn how to automate the GL Posting processes (FGLR/P, CGLR/P, DGLR/P & IGLP) Use the R17 Process Handler. No Customization to existing Datatel Processes is required.
Presented by Eric Small Programmer Analyst - Chapman University