New Functionality
 

       

Students

MyFinances for continuing students
  • Any unpaid CARS balances have been transferred from the “Prior to Fall 2016 Billing Summary” card to the “Fall 2016 Billing Summary” card. Continuing students and their delegates can now submit online payments to pay your Fall 2016 account by clicking the "Make Payment for Fall 2016" button.

  • The Billing Summary cards will now display in a different order. The “Fall 2016 Billing Summary” card will appear above the “Prior to Fall 2016 Billing Summary” card.
 
MyDashboard for Haas School students:
  • Haas School master’s degree students will see information about advising services available through their specific program: FTMBA, EMBA, EWMBA, and MFE.
 

Staff

CARS historical data viewing  
  • Staff will no longer see any outstanding student balances in CARS. SIS Campus Solutions will now be the system of record for unpaid balances data.
  • CARS will continue to be available for viewing historical data only. All unpaid student balances will display zero dollars. 
 
Unpaid CARS balances now only in CalCentral:
  • Any unpaid CARS student balances have been transferred from the CalCentral “Prior to Fall 2016 Billing Summary” card to the “Fall 2016 Billing Summary” card.

  • The Billing Summary cards will now display in a different order. The “Fall 2016 Billing Summary” card will appear above the “Prior to Fall 2016 Billing Summary” card.
  • Students and their delegates may submit online payments to pay a student's Fall 2016 account by clicking the "Make Payment for Fall 2016" button.

 
Student Success:
(Advisor Dashboard >> Student Overview)
  • The Student Success card provides SIS users with Advisor Role access with a consolidated snapshot of a student's current academic status. This card includes the student's Cumulative GPA calculation, a GPA trendline, a Term by Term GPA calculation, a Cumulative Units calculation, and outstanding monies owed.
  • If the student’s Term GPA drops below the minimum GPA allowed, the GPA trendline will drop and both the trendline and the calculated Term GPA will be highlighted in red.
  • Note: More advising tools for graduate advising will be released in the SIS Release 7.2.

New Report: Withdrawn for Term

  • The new "Withdrawn for Term" report (UCCS_R_WITHDRAWN_TERM) lists students who have withdrawn. It includes the student's name, academic program and withdrawal reason, and date by term selected. It is located in the Reporting Center under the SR (Student Records) Term Processing pagelet under the "Cancellation & Withdrawal" folder or the AA (Academic Advising) pagelet under the "Student Lists" folder.

New Report: New Student Admit

  • The new "New Student Admit" report (UCCS_A_ADV_NEWADMIT_STU) lists students who have been newly admitted to UC Berkeley for a given term. It includes the student's SIR date, transfer units, and test units. It is located in the Reporting Center under the AD (Admissions) pagelet under the "Undergraduate" folder.
 

Instructors

MyAcademics Enrollment Section Overview 
  • A new overview of all sections for a given course is now available on the Class Enrollment tab. It provides a quick way of finding which sections have open seats and how many seats are open.

 

Training Resources

 

Visit http://sis.berkeley.edu/training for information and resources to support you through this transition. Please email sis-training@berkeley.edu if you have any training questions.

 

What's Next?

 

UC Berkeley's transition to the new SIS is an iterative process. After new features are initially released, the SIS team continues to build and improve each feature based on rollout plans and user feedback from students, instructors, and staff. We will continue to provide updates to students, instructors, and staff as we launch new functionality that impacts each of these campus groups.

Previous Go-Lives

 

  • Go-Live 7 (September 2016)

    New student functionality includes GPA Calculator improvements and display of Terms in Attendance and Expected Graduation Term for undergraduate students. Staff with access can now view a student's Student ID number (SID) and Terms in Attendance and Expected Graduation Term for undergraduate students, as well as General Bio-Demographic reports. New Item Type Award Entry forms for staff are now automated.

Read more about Go-Live 7

  • Go-Live 6 (August 2016)
    Students can make Fall 2016 enrollment verification requests directly through CalCentral. Student scholarships, financial aid, and institutional awards are now being disbursed to eligible undergraduate and graduate students (including law). Students and their delegates can now view account activity in near real time in their CalCentral billing account. Staff with Advisor Role can now view Fall 2016 activity, including fee assessment, new charges, payments. Beginning in mid-August, aid disbursement and refunds will also be available.​

Read more about Go-Live 6

  • Go-Live 5 (March 2016)

    Students can now view their enrollment appointments (available today) and enroll in fall semester 2016 classes in CalCentral. Other new CalCentral features include: scheduling advisor appointments; giving delegated access to selected trusted individuals; paying university bills with a credit card; and having all financial aid and billing information in one place. Staff with advising roles can now assign students to an academic advisor; view and release student “Holds;” and access other relevant student data. Bear Facts reporting users will be able to view selected student data reports in the Reporting Center. Instructors will be able to view Class Rosters for fall semester 2016 starting on April 18 and will have access to view relevant student data through SIS Campus Solutions.

Read more about Go-Live 5

  • Go-Live 4 (February 2016)
    Thanks to the new SIS functionality from this Go-Live 4, UC Berkeley fall 2016 admitted undergraduate students will use CalCentral to process their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) and receive campus onboarding messages and checklists; Undergraduate Admissions staff will use SIS to admit the new cohort of fall 2016 freshmen; Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (FASO) staff will access 2016-17 awarding cycle functionality in SIS; and more. In addition, due to the flexibility the new SIS provides, a limited number of high-achieving and high-potential undergraduate students will now be admitted in mid-February, giving them more time to explore the option of becoming Berkeley students.

Read more about Go-Live 4

  • Go-Live 3 (December 2015)
    UC Berkeley students can now update their profile information in CalCentral; admitted graduate and professional students can process their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) and receive campus onboarding messages and checklists in CalCentral; in January 2016, student groups and staff will be able to make classroom reservations for events for fall 2016; and more.

Read more about Go-Live 3

  • Go-Live 2 (August 2015)
    The Student Information Systems (SIS) Project Team is pleased to announce the second of seven “Go-Lives.” The modules of Go-Live 2 include the conversion of course catalog data to the new SIS, the creation of bio-demographic data, new functionality for Fall 2016 class scheduling, and tools for managing student applications.

Read more about Go-Live 2

  • Go-Live 1 (June 2015)
    The SIS Project is pleased to announce the launch of its “Outreach to Prospects” module, an exciting new technology that combines several separate applications into one seamless tool. Prospective students can now complete a student interest form and register for presentations from one convenient module. Staff will ultimately enjoy the streamlined ease of facilitating a student's progress through each stage of admission - from prospect to enrollment. 

Read more about Go-Live 1