Pre-Conference Program

Pre-Conference Program

Class Type Class Details

1.5-Day Labs
These classes will be held on:
Tuesday, May 28, 8:00am - 5:00pm
and continue on Wednesday, May 29
8:00am - 12:00pm.
Fee includes lunch on Tuesday

  • #901 Building Student Success
    From registration to advising, student billing to student life, you will learn how to utilize each product for managing your student success areas. This hands-on workshop is conducted by four of our product managers who will each present their individual areas of expertise. Learn how you can best utilize your registration software by walking through the process of students locating and registering for the courses they need. How does the student’s degree plan get created and tracked by advisors and students? You will create a plan and understand how to view the progress of the degree plan. From the student’s perspective, you can choose your housing, join activities that fit your interests, and update your health records. Finally, we will actually bill the students for the courses they have taken and learn how the success of the student can be achieved by utilizing all of these products. After attending this workshop, you will have a clear vision for your school to follow.
    Presenter: Melanie Common; Jeff Elliott; Jessica Painter; Rob Powell
    Length, type and cost: 1 1/2 day LAB at $799
    Expertise Level: Beginner and Intermediate
    Functions/Roles: Registrar; Advising; Accounts Receivable; Student Life
    Applicable Platforms: EX; J1
    Applicable Track(s): FIN – Finance, Business Office, HR & Payroll; STA – Student Administration: Advising, Registration, Student Life; STS – Student Success: Advising and Retention
    Software Version Referenced: EX Version 7.1 and higher; J1 2019.2
  •  #902 Creating Effective Reports Using Cognos
    Cognos reporting can produce quick, reliable, and easy-to-interpret information necessary for making informed decisions with evermore accuracy. This lab will begin by reviewing the strategic process to identify the needs and setup of the report. We will proceed by creating drill-through reports, using multiple queries within a single report, utilizing unions, creating multi-page reports, and performing advanced calculations with prompts. You will be able to experience reporting for all modules by using data from various packages and learn how to create the report you need.
    Presenter: Ben Larson
    Length, type and cost: 1 1/2 day LAB at $799
    Expertise Level: Intermediate and Advanced
    Functions/Roles: Any person responsible for report creation using Cognos
    Applicable Platforms: CX; J1; JX
    Applicable Track(s): GEN – General Information
    Software Version Referenced: IBM Cognos Version 11
  • #903 Introduction to R for Institutional Research
    How can you leverage your data to do institutional research? Use R! R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. R is available as Free Software under the terms of the Free Software Foundation’s GNU General Public License in source code form. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of platforms including FreeBSD, Linux, Windows, and MacOS. This hands-on lab will take you through the essentials of the R language and then the process of analyzing a data set based on an institutional research question. The data analysis will include data extraction, data exploration, data visualization, and data interpretation.
    Presenter: Mathew Arndt
    Length, type and cost: 1 1/2 day LAB at $799
    Expertise Level: Intermediate
    Functions/Roles: Institutional Research & Assessment
    Applicable Platforms: All Products
    Applicable Track(s): EM – Enrollment Management
    Software Version Referenced: N/A
  • #904 JICS and Jenzabar Mobile Administration
    Are you involved with setting up tabs, portlets, custom roles, and security in JICS? By attending this lab, you will be introduced to these concepts in a hands-on environment. You will also be able to understand the important tasks of backing up and configuring JICS, learn valuable tips and tricks, install and configure Jenzabar Mobile, and utilize the free portlet add-ons that are available for your schools portal.
    Presenter: Brian Boettger and Mark Horst
    Length, type and cost: 1 1/2 day LAB at $799
    Expertise Level: Beginner and Intermediate
    Functions/Roles: JICS Administrator
    Applicable Platforms: All Products
    Applicable Track(s): IT – Information Technology; JICS – Jenzabar Internet Campus Solutions
    Software Version Referenced: JICS Version 9.X
  • #905 System Administration for Jenzabar One
    Learn how to install, configure, and administrate the Jenzabar One desktop and web applications. This hands-on workshop will allow you to understand the options that are available as the installation is performed; identify the configuration options that are available; create security groups and roles; create users and server logins; review the settings and how they will impact the software; audit users and permissions; and much more. If you are using the Jenzabar One product or considering it for the future, this session is an excellent opportunity for system administrators.
    Presenter: Michael Penrod
    Length, type and cost: 1 1/2 day LAB at $799
    Expertise Level: Intermediate and Advanced
    Functions/Roles: Database Administrators
    Applicable Platforms: J1
    Applicable Track(s): GEN – General Information; IT – Information Technology
    Software Version Referenced: J1 2019.2 
1-Day Labs
These classes will be held on:
Tuesday, May 28, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Fee includes lunch only on Tuesday
  • #906 Creating Reports Using InfoMaker
    Bring your own requests! In this hands-on workshop, we will create two specific reports:  a cross module student profile report including elements such as admissions status, registration hours, advisor, holds, sports, account balance, and housing assignment; and a charges exceptions report, checking charges against registration and student life records. During the second half of the day, we will discuss your specific requests and identify the components needed to produce the desired results with the assistance of the instructor. This is an excellent lab for those who would like to become more familiar with the actual report creation using InfoMaker, as well to learn about different module data layout. You will also be able to take back all of the reports created and use them on a regular basis or tweak them to fit your specific needs.
    Presenter: Iuliana Watson
    Length, type and cost: Tuesday all-day LAB at $599
    Expertise Level: Beginner and Intermediate
    Functions/Roles: Any person responsible for report creation using InfoMaker
    Applicable Platforms: EX; J1
    Applicable Track(s): GEN – General Information
    Software Version Referenced: EX Version 7.1 and higher; J1 2019.2; InfoMaker Version 12
  • #907 Customizing the Advising Worksheet
    This hands-on lab will walk you through making the following customizations to your EX Advising Worksheet report: adding your institution’s logo to the header, displaying all active degree history row information (as opposed to just the current row), displaying only primary advisor(s), adding local and/or upper-level hours earned to the header, displaying RBU descriptions, adding hours/counts needed to group bars, making the Free Elective aim match other aims, and removing #ADMN hours earned from total credit hours earned. Best practices for report customization will be provided throughout the session.
    Presenter: Jason Clapp
    Length, type and cost: Tuesday all-day LAB at $599
    Expertise Level: Beginner
    Functions/Roles: Registrar
    Applicable Platforms: EX; J1
    Applicable Track(s): STA – Student Administration: Advising, Registration, Student Life
    Software Version Referenced: EX Version 7.1 and higher; J1 2019.2
  • #909 Maximizing Financial Aid Manager
    This hands-on lab includes details about the setup of Financial Aid Manager, such as how it impacts and communicates with PowerFAIDS, and will be a valuable asset to ensure you are maximizing the setup and integration between the two systems. The setup topics will include POE definition, cross reference, and load definition by division; Fund Master; Credit Hour Boundaries; Financial Aid Period; and Admissions Status Cross Reference. We will also discuss how to run multiple processes to ensure your institution is getting the data needed from Jenzabar into PowerFAIDS. These processes include Matching Records, Credit Hour Update Process, Create Student Update, Anticipated Aid, Disbursements Processing, Reconciliation; SAP, and Financial Aid Inquiry.
    Presenter: Michael Poma
    Length, type and cost: Tuesday all-day LAB at $599
    Expertise Level: Beginner and Intermediate
    Functions/Roles: Financial Aid Offices
    Applicable Platforms: EX; J1
    Applicable Track(s): FAID – Financial Aid
    Software Version Referenced: EX Version 7.1 and higher; J1 2019.2
  • #914 Retention Configuration and Best Practices
    Attend this hands-on workshop to learn how to best utilize the features available within the Retention product and successfully produce the results you need. This lab will consist of a comprehensive and in-depth business process analysis utilizing current and recommended best practices. We will evaluate Branding and Roll-Out Initiatives as well as Model usage and Intervention initiatives. In addition, we will discuss, compare, and perform a hands-on configuration of the following components: Relationship Management, Permissions, Notifications, Email Template Building, Workflow (Early Alerts, Follow-Up Assignments, and Interventions), Student Check-Up, and Automatic Alerts. In addition to receiving the tools necessary to be more engaged, responsive, and connected to your students, you will also receive the documentation to reference when you return to your school.
    Presenter: Sjanna Coriarty
    Length, type and cost: Tuesday all-day LAB at $599
    Expertise Level: Beginner and Intermediate
    Functions/Roles: Institutional Research & Assessment
    Applicable Platforms: All Products
    Applicable Track(s): EM – Enrollment Management; STS – Student Success:  Advising and Retention
    Software Version Referenced: Retention Version 6.1 or higher
1/2 Day Seminars & Labs
Fee does not include lunch
  • #910 FormFlow Workflow Bootcamp
    The Workflow portlet allows form submissions to be reviewed and even edited before it arrives at its final destination. You can also take advantage of automated emails and procedures and even build in processing rules for your own business logic. This session will start with the basics of building workflows and move all the way to more complex configurations. We’ll also create solutions to solve some commonly asked questions and scenarios.
    Presenter: Sam Stack
    Day: Tuesday, May 28 8AM to 12PM
    Type and cost: 
    1/2 day Seminar at $199
    Expertise Level: Advanced
    Functions/Roles: Information Technology
    Applicable Platforms: J1
    Applicable Track(s): GEN – General Information; IT – Information Technology
    Software Version Referenced: J1 2019.2
  • #911 Advanced Topics in Form Building with FormFlow
    This session takes a deep dive into the more complicated features of FormFlow and explores best practices with data sources, integrations, payments, and more. We’ll work through building complex forms and tackling some of the more complex questions and scenarios.
    Presenter: Sam Stack
    Day: Wednesday, May 29 8AM to 12PM
    Type and cost: 1/2 day Seminar at $199
    Expertise Level: Advanced
    Functions/Roles: Information Technology
    Applicable Platforms: J1
    Applicable Track(s): GEN – General Information; IT – Information Technology
    Software Version Referenced: J1 2019.2
  • #912 Using Izenda with SONIS
    This hands-on workshop will strictly focus on using Izenda with your SONIS software. You will learn how to use instant reports, report designer, and dashboards in order to retrieve and display the specific information you need. If you are already using Izenda or would like to begin doing so, this session is for you.
    Presenter: Dominic Diotalevi
    Day: Wednesday, May 29 8AM to 12PM
    Type and cost: 1/2 day LAB at $299
    Expertise Level: Beginner and Intermediate
    Functions/Roles: Any person responsible for report creation using Izenda
    Applicable Platforms: SONIS
    Applicable Track(s): GEN – General Information
    Software Version Referenced: SONIS 3.2 or higher with an Izenda license
  • #913 Auditing your Satisfactory Academic Progress
    Attend this hands-on lab to actually perform the general set up steps in order to meet satisfactory academic progress requirements and remain eligible for federal aid. Bring your own policy! We will examine the criteria identified in the software used to maintain the appropriate GPA for successful completion of credits and review the impact from both withdrawals or repeats. This audit will allow you to gain a full understanding of the configurations you are using for SAP requirements and make any necessary changes to properly identify your eligibility. You will leave this lab with real examples and the ability to choose the appropriate settings for your system.
    Presenter: Michael Poma
    Day: Wednesday, May 29 8AM to 12PM
    Type and cost: 1/2 day LAB at $299
    Expertise Level: Beginner and Intermediate
    Functions/Roles: Financial Aid Offices
    Applicable Platforms: EX; J1
    Applicable Track(s): FAID – Financial Aid
    Software Version Referenced: EX Version 7.1 and higher; J1 2019.2
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