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GeneSIS Project Update

  • The GeneSIS project team is weeks away from launching the first portion of the new SIS. In October RIT’s scheduling officers will begin using the new SIS to build the Fall 2012 course catalog and schedule of classes. Starting in December the RIT community will be able to access the Fall 2012 course catalog and the schedule of classes in the new SIS. The final stages of testing began this week and will continue through the end of next week. To view a full list of SIS launch dates, visit the project timeline.
  • The second launch in December will introduce new recruiting tools for RIT’s three admissions offices. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Part-time & Graduate Enrollment Services, and NTID Admissions will use this new system to recruit and track the freshman class of 2013 and future classes. The December launch will also link the new SIS to RIT’s financial aid system, ProSAM. The GeneSIS project team continues to configure these portions of the system and will begin an extensive period of testing in October.
  • As a reminder, the Introduction to PeopleSoft video is now available online here. This video was designed to provide a first look at the system and its functionality for all faculty and staff who have not been trained to date. Topics include: a system overview, navigation, creating favorites, searching, setting user defaults, effective dating, academic structure, and new terminology. The video is fully captioned. Before accessing the online training, we suggest you download and print the Introduction to PeopleSoft Terminology guide for reference. Click here to download a PDF copy of the guide.
  • The next Change Agent Network meeting is scheduled for October 7th. The meeting will feature presentations from GeneSIS project team members about the first SIS release in October, the support plan for the new SIS, and a discussion about overview training for the second system launch in December. 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: Will the new SIS be able to have a student be registered for two different majors AND allow them to register for classes online for both of them? Currently you can only be coded for one major, and it makes registering for classes for a second major an incredible pain. I'm a dual degree student (BS and BFA) and have this problem every registration.
    • A: According to Joe Loffredo, RIT Registrar and GeneSIS lead for Student Records, “the academic structure within new SIS will better account for students with dual degrees and double majors. Both majors or both degrees will be attached to a student’s academic program, which will allow them to register online for courses in both majors."