News: LancerPoint Tech Update - Friday, June 14
Greetings PCC Family,
We’re still a week away from the beginning of the summer semester and registration activity has been brisk in LancerPoint. Currently, summer credit classes are over 82% filled. Faculty have been preparing by attending LancerPoint training sessions, which continue today and conclude next week on June 21. I have heard that these one-hour training sessions are very informative and that LancerPoint is an easier system to use than Legacy—and don’t forget, it’s available 24/7 so if you’re up at 3 a.m. on the first day of classes, you’ll still be able to access course rosters at your convenience.
Financial Aid transcribing project
LancerPoint’s go-live date for the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid was May 31, 2013. In order for Financial Aid to process financial aid applications, 5,500 transcripts had to be transcribed and entered into Banner. The college assigned this special project to Helen and Marsha, and these ladies worked non-stop for over 10 weeks in order to transfer the information into Banner. Since the staff met the deadline, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will be able to notify students of their awards around July 1. Three cheers for Helen, Marsha, and everyone else who helped with this project.
Faculty training occurs in room D-101, to sign up visit: http://doodle.com/kfpanuiyw3uqgbb6
Training at the CEC
Alison Wilcox from non-credit ESL will be offering LancerPoint Training at CEC next Tuesday June 18, 11:30 am to 1 pm in Room 116. If you’re unable to attend on Tuesday, she is considering offering a class on Wednesday. Please contact Alison at 585-3000 for more details.
Have you found a student in LancerPoint with two separate sets of records? This happens for various reasons, but the most common is that a student took a break from school and when they returned, they supplied different information (like a new address) and were subsequently issued a new student number. Often this isn’t caught until transcripts are ordered and the student notices that part of his/her work is missing. If you find that a student has duplicate records in LancerPoint, there is a Duplicates Resolution Team in place that will merge the records and correct the issue. To report found duplicates, please email the student’s name and the two student ID’s to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Duplicates Resolution Team is meeting weekly to correct these problems.
Until next time,
Release Date: 06/14/2013
Contact: Mark Gutierrez , Director Enterprise Applications
Phone: (626) 585-7123