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May 6, 2003

PeopleSoft Orientation Sessions Extended Through May 20

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PeopleSoft Orientation Schedule

Introduction to PeopleSoft sessions are limited to 12 users and will last one hour.
Register Online

Tues. April 29, 2:30 p.m., ECS 122A
Wed., April 30, 11 a.m., ECS 122A
Thur., May 1, 9:30 a.m., ECS 122A

Tues., May 6, 10 a.m., ACIV 219
Wed., May 7, 2 p.m., ACIV 219
Thur.., May 8, 10 a.m., ACIV 219

Tues., May 13, 2 p.m., ACIV 219
Wed., May 14, 10 a.m., ACIV 219
Thur., May 15, 2 p.m., ACIV 219

Tues., May 20, 10 a.m., ACIV 219

If less than three (3) people have registered for a workshop 48 hours before it meets, OIT will either cancel or reschedule the workshop and notify registered users.

PeopleSoft Orientation Sessions Extended, Division Training Coordinators Announced

Due to high demand, the “Introduction to PeopleSoft” orientation sessions have been extended through Tuesday, May 20.

While these are not formal training sessions on any finance, procurement or HR functions, participants have found them to be helpful in becoming more familiar with general PeopleSoft features like how to login, set "favorites" (or shortcuts) and navigate to key content.

More than 93 percent of participants have rated the sessions as excellent or good, and anonymous responses to a post-workshop survey have included the following:

“I most liked the hands-on nature of the demo.”

“It was easy to follow”

“It finally gave me a chance to see the screens that will be used.”

The workshops include a hands-on demonstration of 1-2 generic tasks in the new human resources and financial systems, as well as PeopleSoft's own online navigation tutorial that participants can use and refer to before core functional training begins in mid-May.

In addition to helping end users, supervisors may find the orientation sessions helpful as a way to gain insight into what their staff will be learning and doing. To register online for the hour-long sessions, visit

In related news, each division has identified a training and support coordinator who is working with the Delta Initiative to help shape the PeopleSoft training plan. The training and support coordinators are:

Administrative Affairs
Clolita Williams (5-2772 or

Arts and Sciences
Janie Stevenson (5-3228 or

College of Engineering
Jim Milani (5-3556 or

Graduate School
Patty Keys (5-3578 or

President and OIA
Sandy Campbell (5-6878 or

Bill Hoffman (5-6517 or

Student Affairs
Deb Moriarty (5-3797 or

As reported in the March 20 Issue of Insights Online, each divisional training and support coordinator will be helping to

• Make sure the right people are identified for training;
• Work within the division to provide backup and support, if necessary, when people are out for training;
• Identify peer mentors within the division for early training;
• Work with OIT to reschedule training, if necessary;
• Keep the division head apprised of progress in training people; and
• Provide feedback on training back to the Delta Steering Committee.

- John Fritz

Posted by dwinds1 at May 6, 2003 12:00 AM