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GeneSIS Project Update

  • The GeneSIS project team is weeks away from launching the second portion of the new SIS. In December RIT’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Part-time & Graduate Enrollment Services, and NTID Admissions will begin using the new SIS to recruit the freshman class of 2013 and beyond. The new SIS will also be linked to RIT’s financial aid system, ProSAM, in December. The final stages of testing began this week and will continue through the first week of December. To view a full list of SIS launch dates, visit the project timeline on our website.
  • The project team successfully launched the first portion of the new SIS on October 18th. Since then RIT’s scheduling officers have been using the new SIS to build the Fall 2012 course catalog and schedule of classes. The scheduling officers have built over 2,500 classes in the system so far and the schedule of classes is expected to be available for viewing in December. Once it is available, students will log into Infocenter like they currently do, but will see the Fall 2012 schedule of classes displayed in the new PeopleSoft screens. More information about the Fall 2012 schedule of classes will be sent in December.
  • The GeneSIS project manager, Marla Roberts, is visiting RIT’s governance groups throughout November and December to provide updates about the project, collect feedback, and answer questions. Roberts presented at the Student Government Senate meeting on 11/11, and is scheduled to speak with Staff Council on 12/8, Academic Senate on 12/15, and Institute Council on a date to be determined.
  • The next Change Agent Network meeting is scheduled for December 2nd. The meeting will feature presentations from GeneSIS project team members about SIS security and the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) software that will be used for generating reports from the new SIS. To find out who represents your area, click here to view the Change Agent Network roster.

Question from the Ask GeneSIS Mailbox

Each month we’ll answer 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: Transfer students currently have difficulty transferring credits and finding out which credits do transfer. Will GeneSIS simplify the credit transfer process from other schools?
    • A: According to Joe Loffredo, RIT Registrar and GeneSIS lead for Student Records, “the new SIS will help improve the transfer credit process in at least two ways. First, transfer credit information will now be visible to students and advisers via self-service views, unlike our old system. Second, the new SIS has tools that we can use to maintain master articulations of courses from key feeder institutions, which will improve the consistency and accuracy of transfer credit evaluations."