Liberal Arts Colleagues,
I know that you have been checking out your students using the graduation query and degree audits in LionPATH. I’ve heard from some of you and understand that you are anxious to know how we plan to do graduation checking moving forward in LionPATH. A team of graduate and undergraduate staff have been working diligently to finalize our graduation checking processes. Below is an update recently sent out from the Registrar’s Office recently regarding this process.
1. We have taken into consideration what you received in the past for identifying problems and the colleges recently identified the fields required for queries we are creating for them. The queries, currently in development, being built provide similar information to what they receive in the past to assist in the graduation checkout process. These queries will be released as soon as they are tested. The target date is Monday 10/17/2016. We are exploring other options to identify students who have not met all degree requirements.
2. There is graduation tracking functionality within LionPATH that we will be utilizing. The specific setup is currently in process. We expect testing to occur mid-October and training immediately thereafter with expected release of November 1.
3. Batch undergraduate audits and advising transcripts for all careers will be available in LionPATH.
4. Alternate site requests will be tracked by campuses/colleges using service indicators. Information about the process to set service indicators will be addressed in training.
5. For this term only, we are adding cumulative GPA to the existing graduation query in order to facilitate the selection of student marshals as we will not have distinction information in LionPATH ready in time to select marshals this semester.
6. Students in certificate plans will be graduated as required when a student advises that s/he has completed the certificate plan. More information will come on this as it worked through the graduation process.
Robin M. Robinson
LionPATH Business Analyst