June 25, 2012

Cognos Upgrade—Change your Shortcut

With the upgrade to Cognos 10 this weekend, your current shortcut, favorite or bookmark to Cognos 8 will not work. You need to open Cognos 10 using the URL listed below and then save that as your new shortcut, favorite, orbookmark. You also will need to delete the old shortcut, favorite or bookmark to Cognos 8.

URL:    https://cognosp.cc.wmich.edu


We're in our final week of orientation.   So far, 2,376 students have attended orientation this summer and we are expecting an additional 596 students on campus this week.  

Summer Session Information

Summer I ends Wednesday, June 27. Grades are due next Tuesday, July 3 at noon. Grades will be available to students as soon as we complete processing, which should will be sometime in the late afternoon on July 3.
Summer II starts at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 28.


Summer commencement will be held this Saturday, June 30 in Miller auditorium.  The schedule is as follows:
9 a.m.  Haworth College of Business
            College of Education and Human Development
            College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
             Extended University Programs

noon    College of Arts and Sciences
            College of Aviation
            College of Fine Arts
            College of Health and Human Services
Graduates are able to pick up their six guest tickets in the University Bookstore starting today through Saturday, June 30. If extra tickets are available they will be distributed on Friday, June 29 in Miller Auditorium beginning at 8:00 a.m.
The commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live on EduCABLE channel 5 and throughout the Kalamazoo viewing area by Charter Communications on Public Media Network’s channel 99

Degree Works Update

The first phase of the Degree Works implementation, scribing, is well underway.  Scribing is the process of coding degree information and program requirements into the system.   We are making great progress scribing the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation and Education.  In fact, Arts and Sciences is almost done. 

Testing and validation is the next step.   This will be done in coordination with the college and department advisors.  It involves reviewing multiple students in Degree Works to determine if requirements have been accurately interpreted and to verify that Degree Works is correctly processing those requirements. 

Did you know…

Degree Works has a “look ahead” feature that allows user to enter a list of classes and see where they might apply on the degree audit.  It is a great tool to use as part of the registration process; students can see how a course will be used before they actually register for it.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Wednesday, June 27—Summer I session ends
  • Thursday, June 28—Summer II session starts
  • Saturday, June 30—Commencement
  • Tuesday, July 3—Final grades due at noon
  • Wednesday, July 4—Independence Day Recess
  • Thursday, July 5—Summer II drop/add ends
  • Friday, July 6—Census
  • Monday, July 9--$100 lad add fee begins
  • Tuesday, July 10—Last day to receive a 50% refund for complete withdrawal
  • Monday, July 23—Last day to receive a 25% refund for complete withdrawal
  • Monday, July 23—Last day to withdraw
  • Friday, August 17—Summer II session ends
  • Tuesday, August 21—Final grades due at noon
  • Tuesday August 28 to Friday, August 31—Fall Welcome

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Office of the Registrar
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Kalamazoo MI 49008-5256 USA
269 387-4300 | 269 387-3545