A biweekly digest of news related to The Upgrade (ESUP) | March 26, 2015
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Support for Faculty

To provide in-person support to faculty across the University, Advance Team members called “Faculty Go-Tos” are being equipped with early training and extra resources. To learn more, read this interview with Lisa Hubinger, a Faculty Go-To in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Resources for Faculty Go-Tos

Faculty Go-Tos have a new resource page designed especially for them. This information outlines the biggest changes for faculty and has instructions on providing support.

Guide to the Faculty Center

Image snippet of Faculty Resource Center Guide A new Faculty Center Guide highlights how faculty and staff will navigate from the new MyU to the Faculty Center to obtain class lists, class lists with student photos, and grade rosters. The guide also explains how to enter grades, make grade changes, and use the class search functionality. 


What's Changing?

Upgraded systems designed for you, by you

From early planning all the way through launch, the PeopleSoft Upgrade team has gone to great lengths to engage staff, faculty, and students in focus groups, usability testing, design workshops (pictured left), and hundreds of user acceptance testing sessions. Why such a focus on engaging users? Read more...

Strengthening resources for people with disabilities

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) and The Upgrade staff are working together to provide additional resources to make our systems as accessible as possible for people with disabilities who use adaptive technologies (AT). This partnership is working towards full accessibility in the new systems. Read more...


Video: the new MyU for studentsGo to MyU for Students video page

Take a peek at how students will register, view financial aid, pay bills, and more in the new MyU when The Upgrade launches. Learn more about changes for students at upgrade.umn.edu/student.

Information packaged especially for you

New information has been packaged as "Special for" Supervisors and IT Professionals, in addition to the resources for studentsfacultystaff, and advisers in the left navigation of upgrade.umn.edu. This information is not mutually exclusive, so explore all categories that are relevant for you.


image of a poster that asks if you are ready for The Upgrade

Help spread the word!

Use posters (pictured left) to help us get the word out in your area. Contact us with the quantity you desire, or print your own from our suite of Communication Tools. If you manage a social media account or know of one in your department that students follow, please like or follow @UMNOneStop on Twitter and One Stop Student Services on Facebook

Presentations & Events

The Upgrade Fair

Everyone is welcome to attend The Upgrade Fair on Wednesday, April 15th, in The Great Hall of the Coffman Memorial Union. Stop in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to see demos, visit information booths, and get in-person support. (Psst: there will be free food.) 

Tell us what you think!

Questions? Something on your mind? Wondering how The Upgrade will affect you? Shoot us an email at upgrade@umn.edu. And take our latest poll!

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