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The belief that every student should have access to an affordable, high-quality education is the one of the core tenets underpinning higher education -- and our society as a whole. Yet in the US, this concept is far from reality: the  Princeton Review ’s Annual Hopes and Worries Survey reveals that students’ and parents’ top concerns about college are related to cost: 41% are worried about the amount of debt that they will have to take on, while 28% are concerned that even if they get into their first-choice college, they won’t be able to afford it. (When the survey was first released in 2003, the number-one fear that students wouldn’t get accepted into their ...
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Did you know that the subquery functionality within PS Query can be used to exclude specific values of a field where more than one may exist?  Some student-records-related examples of this are student groups and service indicators.  As many have experienced, if an attempt to exclude students who have a specific service indicator or student group is made at the top level of a query, many students who meet that exclusionary criteria will still be identified because they have another distinct value of that same field. After the query is written to the desired specifications, criteria should be added on the student EMPLID field.  The criteria Condition Type should ...
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Few areas within higher education are more complex than financial aid, which pushes students and their families to the breaking point and forces institutions to make painful decisions about where to spend scarce resources. Inspired by the challenges of the last 18 months, a growing number of institutions have begun their journey to build the financial aid office of the future with  Oracle Student Financial Planning.   Joining their ranks is  SUNY Westchester Community College (WCC) . Like many community colleges, its mission is to provide its 30K students with an accessible, affordable, and high-quality education, making the delivery of financial aid a particularly ...
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To “Cultivate is to nurture and help grow.  When you cultivate something, you work to make it better”.  Members are the foundation of the HEUG and our volunteers are continuously working to nurture and grow our community. The higher education sector is an ever-changing landscape, and our member volunteers dedicate their time to leading the change for their fellow members. This is an important piece in the success of our organization and by celebrating this, we can reinforce the motivation that will carry us through the next years.  The HEUG is a member-lead community and provides the space for members to collaborate across modules, institutions, departments ...
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Did you know that the subquery functionality within PS Query can be used to identify a minimum or maximum value of a field, where multiple may exist?  Some student-records-related examples of this are a first term of enrollment or most recent academic standing for currently enrolled students, or the maximum effective-dated academic requirements report stored in the SIS for particular students. After a query is written to identify current students in the desired program or plan, typically using STDNT_CAR_TERM and the term record, another instance of STDNT_CAR_TERM should be added, deselecting the auto-join term criteria between the two instances.  TERM_TBL has ...
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Calling All Presenters! Alliance Call for Proposals Opens Soon! It’s that time of year again! What time is that you ask? Alliance call for presentations time of course! As you know, we will be back in person this year and nobody wants to miss out on the chance to present at Alliance 2022. There are a lot of benefits to presenting at Alliance. Presenting to your colleagues not only benefits the attendees of your session but also provides an opportunity to showcase your experience and expertise to a global membership. This type of professional development and exposure can open new doors and opportunities. Many times, members ask, “What should I present ...
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Last week we held our annual Academic convocation – the celebration of our past academic achievements and the beginning of a new academic year. It’s a DePaul tradition - the processional of college banners and robed faculty solemnly marching down the tree-lined streets of our Lincoln Park campus to St. Vincent’s Church is a sight to behold.   Although masked and socially distanced, this year’s event was indeed a celebration – it was the first official public gathering  at DePaul in in over a year and a half. Our Fall Convocation is a perfect time to celebrate our accomplishments: faculty promoted to tenure, staff recognition awards, and speeches from the ...
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With PeopleTools 8.58.02 comes the functionality to mask personally identifiable information within query results.  This article will review the steps in setting up query masking in your PeopleSoft environment. To configure query masking, the user must have the security role Data Privacy .  This role includes two permission lists, EODP1000 and EODP1010 .  Role: Data Privacy PLs: EODP1000, EODP1010 EODP1000 Menu: EODP_FRAMEWORK_FL Components: If all of these components are not in the permission lists, they will need to be added.  To add the additional components, navigate to PeopleTools > Portal > Structure and Content .  Scroll down and select ...
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The Technical and Reporting Advisory Group (TRAG) administered a survey to the HEUG community couple of months ago on the topic of “Integrations.” We wanted to get an idea and learn from all of you what integration methods/tools our HEUG institutions have in place or plan on pursuing. We also wanted to get an idea of how institutions are pursuing their integration strategy whether that is within Peoplesoft or outside platforms.   Thank you to all those who participated in the survey. Please take a moment to view the results from our community members. Our plan is to continue this very important conversation within our TRAG community, conversations at Alliance, ...
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Hi All, We are in need for a Compliance Training product.    We have been using Student Success (hosted solution), which was bought by Vector Solutions.  Now, we need to either switch to Vector Solution or explore some other vendor.  I was wondering if you have any suggestions, the vendor you are very happy with it, flexible product with good reporting tools. Thanks in advance for your time. Suman Rustagi Employee Finance Team Lead Enterprise Applications, Technology Services The Catholic University of America p:   202.319.5214  |    e:     rustagi@cua.edu
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Register → *Any members from HEUG or Allied members from PSUG that are current on their membership dues will be eligible to attend International Virtual Week complimentary until 8 October 2021. After 8 October 2021, registration fees will increase to $50 USD per registration. A Regular Rate of $200 USD per registration is available to Subscriber members until 8 October 2021. After 8 October 2021 rates will increase to $300 USD per registration. If you are unsure about your membership status verify your HEUG/Allied Member of PSUG Membership now. Verify → International Virtual Week 26 - 28 October ...
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ABOUT: Kevin Willey, executive director, enterprise technologies at Bucknell University has advice to other institutions about not letting fear hold you back. “I sensed hesitation from some of my staff about moving to the cloud and what it could mean for their day-to-day. But for the most part, they have embraced the change, and found the new role they fill to be exciting and rewarding. https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/publicsector/how-bucknell-got-40-percent-time-back-moving-erp-cloud/ by Tasha Zabohonski | on  04 JUN 2021  | “Action cannot be completed because the system is out of date.”   Every technology user understands the frustration of ...
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The August coffee hour focused on “All Things Population Update”.   This was a great discussion around this very powerful tool that uses the Population Selection utility to update values in selected fields!   Check out these past presentations on populations update:              Adding fields to Pop Update using Equations Presented by Dan Labrecque            Enhanced Pop Update in 9.2 – The Good, and the Not-so-Good Presented by Vic Goldberg Important Takeaways: For enhanced pop update: The required fields in the bind record have to be in your output.  You need to change the heading text in the unique field name on the query to be ...
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If your institution’s users schedule queries using the output type of Email, there is a way to find out who receives those emailed files via query.  This may be crucial in the event of an employment change, or just for the purpose of verification of recipients. Write a query using records PMN_PRCSLIST and PRCSRUNCNTLEOPT PMN_PRCSLIST – Process Monitor Process List Fields RUNCNTLID – run control ID set up when the query was scheduled PTNONUNPRCSID – query name Other fields as desired, such as RECURNAME, OUTDESTTYPE, and OUTDESTFORMAT (file format to be emailed) Criteria PRCSNAME = PSQUERY OUTDESTTYPE =  5 (Email) PRCSRUNCNTLEOPT ...
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Join a group of passionate volunteers sharing their experience and expertise with a global membership to make a change at an organizational and industry level. As an Advisory Group Member, you will share key information from Enterprise Information System Partners and work to identify and promote best practices in order to utilize the full capabilities of institutional systems. The HEUG Board is looking for members from all types of institutions and geographical locations to fill open positions in the following groups: Campus Student Financial Support Constituent Experience E-Business Suite Human Capital Management Finance Project ...
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Alliance 2022 – A Place for Champions Are you ever watching a presentation and think, “Wow! This presenter is so good.” Or, “This person really knows their stuff.” If you are anything like me, you have and then you spend an afternoon searching through past webinars and sessions online trying to find more of the greatness you just experienced. So, what is it that makes these presenters so great? Is it their knowledge or charisma? Or both? I believe that what makes a great presenter, and dare I say champion presenter, is a combination of knowledge, personality, and engagement. Great presenters have a distinct way of sharing information in a format that ...
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PeopleSoft released HCM Update Image 39 last week. I usually appreciate reviewing the Image Highlights video to see what might be interesting; there's a bit of something-for-everyone in this image, from delivering Kibana Analytics (for Benefits, Payroll for North America, and Global Payroll), to HCM Encryption Configuration (currently used for Nacha Data Security), to improved search for Fluid Time Reporter Data and Fluid Position Management, to new customizable address formatting by country. We'd love to hear which of these features you're more excited about -- and which you are planning on implementing soon! PeopleSoft has a special features video ...
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Boise State's Salesforce Marketing Cloud project began this past April.  Since that time, the project team has met regularly with Boise State's Office of Communications and Marketing (OCM) and University Foundations.  While we initially cast a wide net for our first phase of implementation, we quickly realized that we would need to first focus on business use cases for these two areas. While reviewing the inventory of use cases provided by OCM and University Foundations, we noticed that the use cases for each department had strengths, opportunities, and complexities. Although the University Foundations email distribution target population and cadence of use ...
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Not sure if the idea you have for a proposal would be of interest to others? Do you have a topic that you wish someone else would present on? Who do you contact with these questions? Your regional representative of course! Please feel free to reach out to the following representative(s) from your region with these, or any other questions you may have about submitting a proposal: Latin America Luis Francisco Martinez l-martinez@javeriana.edu.co Iara Alcauter ialcaute@up.edu.mx Canada Kelly Wilker   kwilker@uwaterloo.ca Australia & New Zealand John Reed johnnreed@yahoo.com.au ...
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Navarro College   is a lot more than its award-winning cheer team – though its 14 National Championship trophies are hard to ignore! That plucky, fearless spirit is representative of the institution itself, a four-campus community college that annually serves around 20,000 students in the North Texas region, with a mission to empower students and provide socioeconomic uplift to its broader community. And to meet these transformative goals, it’s partnering up with Oracle.  While Navarro has its own unique identity and mission, its challenges are shared among many other community colleges: a long-outdated ERP system, a small IT shop, siloed staff and systems, ...
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