As of April 10, the Schmitz Hall Copy Center is no longer available. That means if you are coming by to pay tuition, drop off student aid forms, submit a hardship withdrawl, or use any of the many other services in Schmitz Hall, you may want to make your copies first.
UW copy centers are available in Communications, B-044 or the UW Tower, room 0-2. You can also find copy centers on the Ave near Schmitz Hall. Creative Communications is also working to bring a self-service copy machine to Schmitz Hall, so that may be an option soon.
This post is an update to a previous entry, available here: Smile, You’re on Photo Class List.
April 23: Mary Pat Wenderoth, Chair of the Faculty Council on Instructional Quality, and Todd Mildon, University Registrar, released an open letter to members of the University community announcing Photo Class Lists.
As stewards of student academic data on campus, the OUR is always looking for ways to improve all aspects of that data. We want it to be more accessible to those who need it (subject to FERPA rules, of course) as well as benefit the University in new ways, like the recently-launched Photo Class Lists.
That’s why we’re excited to announce the launch of “UWSDB-Datastore” in the Enterprise Data Warehouse. The EDW is a University-wide initiative to modernize management, analysis, and reporting for all kinds of data on campus including student data. UWSDB-Datastore is a large and rich collection of student and academic program data. It will greatly increase the ability of EDW to serve student data analysts and report developers.
Having UWSDB-datastore available through the EDW brings many improvements. Those that will be most evident through the OUR include:
- Faster turn-around time for reports requested
- Greater access to the information through UW NetID access, reducing the need to request reports from the OUR.
- Distributed report development using common data, common tools, and common data definitions.
The new environment comes with controls to monitor usage of the data to ensure student data is kept private and not abused. That’s an aspect of our mission that we take seriously. We applaud the Office of Information Management for the care they’ve taken in widening the availability of the UWSDB-Datastore through the EDW.
Tina Miller, the University’s Assistant Registrar of Graduation and Academic Records and Degree Audit Reporting, has been named President of WaACRAO for 2009-2010. The announcement came at their annual conference held April 3. Miller had previously served as the group’s vice-president. She replaces Andrew Anderson of Seattle University.
WaACRAO, the Washington Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers, serves the state’s higher education community. It is one of the only organizations through which representatives of public, private, 2-year, 4-year, and non-traditional colleges regularly meet. The UW helped form the young organization in 2006 to serve the professional development and communication needs of in-state professionals not being met by the regional or national AACRAO groups. The WaACRAO annual conference, offers a full day of seminars, networking, and professional development opportunties (and lunch) for only $25 per person. More information at http://www.waacrao.org/