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GeneSIS Project Update

  • Congratulations to all graduating students from the class of 2011! The GeneSIS project team wishes you the best of luck.
  • While summer vacation has begun for many students and faculty, the GeneSIS project team will continue work on the new SIS throughout the summer. At the beginning of June the project team will move from their current location in the basement of Grace Watson to the 1829 room in the Student Alumni Union.
  • The GeneSIS project is on schedule to launch the first portions of the system in October 2011. This first go-live date will primarily introduce administrative student records functions that support the student lifecycle. From that point on, several other administrative functions will continue to be introduced on a rolling basis. The majority of the students and faculty on campus will begin to use the system in April 2012 for class registration. For a more detailed project timeline, click here.
  • The Change Agent Network will continue to meet every month over the summer. This group of over 50 representatives from across RIT will continue to act as a key link between the project team and the rest of the RIT community. This summer the Change Agent network will help pilot training sessions, provide feedback on system features, and relay important information to their constituents. Check our online list of over 50 Change Agents to find out who represents your area.
  • The GeneSIS project team presented an exhibit about the new student information system at the fourth annual Imagine RIT: Innovation & Creativity Festival on Saturday, May 7th. Project members were located in the Information Station to discuss the benefits of the new system, show some screen shots of the new system, and answer questions visitors had about the new SIS. The project team received some excellent feedback from the RIT community. Thanks to all who stopped by our exhibit.

Questions from the Ask GeneSIS Mailbox

Each month we’ll answer a few questions about the GeneSIS project asked by RIT students, faculty, and staff. If you have a question about the GeneSIS project, please visit the Ask GeneSIS page.

  • Q: Will Tiger Tracks interface with the new SIS?
    • A: No, Tiger Tracks is being replaced by an integrated degree audit tool that students can use to track their progress towards their degree in real-time. The degree audit tool is scheduled to be available for fall 2012 requirements and Tiger Tracks will be decommissioned at the end of summer 2012.
  • Q: Tiger Tracks is currently only available for some majors. Who will be able to access the new degree audit tool?
    • A: Unlike Tiger Tracks, the new degree audit tool will be available to all undergraduate and graduate students at RIT.
  • Q: Will professors have access to class lists with photos of students as they do today?
    • A: Yes, professors will still be able to access class lists with photos of their students through the new SIS.