Final Session Schedule

Enrollment Services


(ES-101) Document Imaging
Shannon Shank, Interim Director of Admission
Mount St. Mary's College


(ES-102) Admission Roundtable
Shannon Shank, Interim Director of Admission
Mount St. Mary's College


(ES-103) Electronic Services at Mount St. Mary's College: Recruiting the Millenials using Social Networking, Instant Message, Pre-populated Applications and E-transcripts
Romesh Fernando, Assistant Director of Admission
Mount St. Mary's College

In the fast paced and constantly changing environment of undergraduate admissions, it is mandatory that institutions keep up with the times. Come to this session to learn about Mount St. Mary's forward thinking with regard to technology. The Mount's use ofDatatel, CollegeNet, Fire Engine Red, Zinch, Cappex, Instant Rapport, Trillian, Meebo, and Docufide will be discussed. This session will highlight the Mount's ability to prepopulate applications, allow for online RSVPs, be involved with Web 2.0 such as social networking, stay in contact with students via instant message and make processing more efficient with electronic transcripts.


(ES-104) Instant Enrollment Implementation at the Art Center
Michael Brubaker, Business Analyst Art Center College of Design

The session will focus on the basics and complexities of implementing Colleague's Instant Enrollment functionality taking into consideration Art Center's special needs.


(ES-105) Records and Registration Round Table
Steve Lind, Registrar
Golden Gate University

The session will focus on the basics and complexities of implementing Colleague's Instant Enrollment functionality taking into consideration Art Center's special needs.


(ES-106) Colleague Advancement Implementation Update
Karli Grant, Project Manager
Datatel

Colleague Advancement is in general delivery and provides clients with a brand new fundraising and alumni relations solution. Find out how client implementations are going, what new projects are in the works, and get the latest information on resources available to you.


(ES-107) Using ActiveAlumni to Improve Your Young Alumni Programs
Karli Grant, Project Manager
Datatel

Reaching young alumni to get them involved, and increase their giving, is a challenge for institutions of all types and sizes. See how the features in ActiveAlumni help you reach your graduates in a meaningful way, so they in turn become interested, engaged, and active alumni!


(ES-108) Is your website "Socially" acceptable
Karli Grant, Project Manager
Datatel

Your students and prospective students are congregating online at a variety of social networking sites. See how social networking and e-marketing are critical enhancements to your institution's cohesive marketing strategy. Understand how students communicate with one another, and how they view communication from organizations. Learn and understand how cyber social networking sites can impact your recruitment strategies, and discuss strategies for incorporating social networking into your recruitment and communications with prospective students and other key constituents.


(ES-109) Action Planning – A Tool to Help You Maximize Your Datatel Investment
Sharon Keith, Business Advisor
Datatel

This session will discuss Datatel's complimentary 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.


Financial Services


(FS-101) Processing Loans
Jaime Hernandez, Financial Aid Counselor
Mount St. Mary's College

A fluent way of understanding how to certify loans using Datatel


(FS-102) Financial Aid Round Table
Jaime Hernandez, Financial Aid Counselor
Mount St. Mary's College


(FS-103) Financial Reporting using Excel Pivot Tables Basics
Eduardo Bacani & Fermin Vigil, Controller
Mount St. Mary's College


(FS-104) AR Round Table
Frank Ugarte, Student Accounts Manager
Mount St. Mary's College

Discussion of issues pertaining to the AR module of the Colleague Student system.


Technical Services


(TS-101) Super Charged Reporting - Informer & Excel
Leslie Thauer, Senior Software Developer
Western International University

How WIU is using Informer Reporting Tool to produce better University reporting. Also how WIU has combined Informer and Excel to create "LIVE" spreadsheets, tables & graphs.


(TS-102) System Administrator's Round Table
Dave Richert, Manager of Enterprise Applications
Fresno Pacific University

This session is designed to give system administrators as well as anyone interested a time to discuss things that are going on regarding technology on their respective campuses. With our colleagues at peer institutions all together, we can ask questions, discuss issues, and talk about what's on the horizon, Possible discussion topis could include ActiveAdmissions/Alumni plans, document imaging systems, Colleague Advancement plans, and single sign on/LDAP plans.


(TS-103) Integrating MOODLE, Automatic User Account Creation and Enrollment
Dave Richert, Manager of Enterprise Applications
Fresno Pacific University

This session will focus on the integration process Fresno Pacific University has developed to automate the account creation and enrollment of students in online classes using the MOODLE learning management system. We will cover course section setup in colleague, generating the appropriate files for uploading, and MOODLE setup.


(TS-104) Reporting Tips Using Microsoft Excel
Jeff Jones, IR Coordinator
Fresno Pacific University

Tips and tricks for reporting using Microsoft Excel.


(TS-105) Attendance Tracking with WebAdvisor
Eric Small,Technical Analyst
Chapman University

The U.S. Department of Education & Office of Student Financial Assistance, requires that educational institutions which receive federal financial aid funds verify the attendance of any student receiving these funds. Chapman has automated the process of attendance using web advisor.


(TS-106) Query Builder Basics
Kimberly Pollard, User Liaison
Mount St. Mary's College/ SunGard Higher Education

Query Builder is an intuitive way to query the Colleague database and with the colon prompt no longer available in R18 it is important for all users who generate reports to learn how to use Query Builder. In this session you will learn the concepts of files and fields, and learn the basics in using Query Builder.


(TS-107) Sending Email Using Communication Management **Tentative
Chris Bouthillier, Director of Information Systems
Chapman University


(TS-108) DYI Tool Kit Improvement
Phillip Trujillo, WA Programmer Analyst Derek Lund
Senior Programmer Analyst
College of the Canyons

Custom topls to assist in the creation of batch programs and subroutines, map web screen flow, and auto produce excel reports with little hassle.


(TS-109) Information Needs Analysis - What it is and How you can Benefit
John Van Weeren
Datatel

Datatel's Information Needs Analysis is designed to help you develop a true reporting strategy for your campus. If your institution is overwhelmed with the many reporting solutions out there in the market, Datatel can help identify the one that's right for you. This session guides you through the processes involved in identifying your information needs, determining which tools work best for each need, and helping you to design a roadmap to implement a successful reporting strategy. Several different roadmaps already delivered to users are discussed.


(TS-110) Understanding Datatel's Reporting and Analytic Solutions
John Van Weeren
Datatel

Learn about Datatel's current reporting strategy and the solutions offered to cover all aspects of reporting from operational to ad-hoc to strategic. See how they fit together, how data and tools interact, functionality available, and what you can do to to improve the state of reporting at your institution.


(TS-111) Getting Strategic with the HigherEd Analytics Data Warehouse
John Van Weeren
Datatel

Ever wonder where your data is coming from, and what it really means? Take a detailed look at iStrategy Solutions’ HigherEd Analytics data warehouse and get a glimpse into the future of reporting and business analytics. Session attendees witness a live product demonstration and take a tour of the HigherEd Analytics warehouse, delivered reports, reporting tools, and the dashboard.


(TS-112) Making the Most of Data Orchestrator ODS in Your Reporting Strategy
John Van Weeren
Datatel

Learn about the scope of data from Colleague that is included in the data models provided with DataOrchestrator, how you can add additional data from Collaegue and other sources, and leverage it with the Business Objects Connector. Create powerful operational reporting and ad-hoc query to support a fact-based information environment at your institution.


(TS-113) ActiveCampus Portal, now and in the future
Kari Grant, Project Manager
Datatel

Find out what institutions are doing with the ActiveCampus Portal and where it is going in the future.


(TS-114) Colleague Studio: The new programmer experience
Scott Flory, Project Manager
Datatel

Hear updates from the ongoing external trials of Colleague Studio. See a quick demonstration of the product and learn about the available services and documentation.


(TS-115) Migrating to SQL Server
Scott Flory, Project Manager
Datatel

Are you thinking about migrating from Unidata to Microsoft SQL Server? It's exciting and raises important questions. It is seen as a strategic move at many institutions. In this session, hear the reasons clients have chosen to migrate to SQL Server and see a complete picture of the steps involved in the migration. Learn strategies that deal with the changes required in reporting and about the products and services that can help make this a smooth migration.


Vendor Services


(TS-115) Migrating to SQL Server
Scott Flory, Project Manager
Datatel

Are you thinking about migrating from Unidata to Microsoft SQL Server? It's exciting and raises important questions. It is seen as a strategic move at many institutions. In this session, hear the reasons clients have chosen to migrate to SQL Server and see a complete picture of the steps involved in the migration. Learn strategies that deal with the changes required in reporting and about the products and services that can help make this a smooth migration.


(VS-102) Trends in Campus Commerce
Steve Mairs, Regional Sales
TouchNet Information Systems Inc

Efficiency, Technology and Trust are the three characteristics every Business Officer is searching for in a solid campus commerce solution. This session will focus on how these characteristics relate to the current solutions in the market and how the new security requirements are driving current trends.


(VS-103) Information Needs Analysis - What it is and How you can Benefit
Alex Leupen, Sales Executive
Entrinsik

Join Entrinsik as we demonstrate Informer Web Reporting. Hear why Informer is the reporting tool of choice for hundreds of Datatel users who leverage this easy-to-use yet powerful and intuitive web-based reporting tool to instantly access, analyze and share data for quick and efficient decision-making.


(VS-104) ImageNow Document Imaging Presentation
Kelli Wallace, Trade Show Coordinator
Perspective Software, Inc


(VS-105) Laser Printing Made Easy
Jim Constantin
Source4

Electronic forms and more. Software that converts Datatel default print output to customized blank laser-printed forms without reprogramming the application. Our software does it all. No additional hardware required. Output goes to laser printer, fax, e-mail or the web.Learn why over 180 Datatel users have selected Source4".