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This webinar covers topics such as how students receive money, accounts allowed and not allowed, and some scenarios of student awards paid by voucher. Due to a technical issue, this recording ends in the middle of the last slide. You can also find the slides for the webinar posted on CCinfo.unc.edu as well.

Type: Webinar Categories: Finance, Student Admin Last Updated: July 20, 2021

Faculty-student communication is key to an undergraduate’s success. One communication tool faculty can use is the Academic Progress Report (APR) system in ConnectCarolina. Recent system enhancements give instructors more opportunities to provide feedback to students on their performance. Newly available this Spring, instructors can provide report comments for students multiple times between the second and eleventh week of the Fall and Spring semesters. Previously, instructors could submit feedback once per student each semester. APRs are visible to students and to student support staff. The primary goals of APRs are to: provide feedback to students who are performing well and to students who may benefit from additional support. refer students to essential campus resources provide academic advisors and student support staff with actionable data so they can reach out to students sooner, improve support services, and reinforce positive feedback. The APR process starts when the instructor enters an APR in ConnectCarolina. This causes several things to happen, all designed to encourage the student to take action and help staff provide the best possible support: When an instructor submits an APR for a student, the system sends them an email the next day. Each APR comment is added to ConnectCarolina Advisor Notes where academic advisors can read them. Reports are also shared with other campus partners who collaborate to provide coordinated student support including reaching out to students and/or referring students to resources and services on campus. Instructors can submit two progress … Continued

Type: Categories: Student Admin Last Updated: May 18, 2021

Beginning August 2021, changes will be made to the timing and method of some student award payments to ensure the University is compliant with federal and state regulations. Starting in 2020, a workgroup including members from The Graduate School, Office of Scholarships and Student Aid, University Finance (Accounts Payable, Cashier, Payroll), the Chancellor’s Office, Office of Sponsored Research and Information Technology Services took a comprehensive look at how financial aid payments are made, and they identified some changes that need to be made to ensure compliance. Tracking the payments Students at Carolina are involved in many types of activities and receive opportunities and payments from a variety of sources including federal or state aid, scholarships, training grants and awards. Most of these payments are considered financial aid, and as such, the sum of these payments should not exceed the cost of attendance for that student. If the financial aid a student receives exceeds their cost of attendance, the University is out of compliance. What’s considered financial aid? Any money paid to support a student’s academic progress is considered financial aid unless it is compensation for work performed, like being a teaching assistant or reimbursement of expenses for travel performed on behalf of the University. For example, … Continued

Type: Categories: Student Admin Last Updated: May 18, 2021

 It’s only been three months, but the start of the Fall 2020 semester seems like lightyears ago. The priority, then and now, is to maximize a safe and healthy environment for us to teach, work, learn and live in. Although the decision was made to move learning off-campus early in the Fall semester, the foundation was laid in ConnectCarolina to help staff manage information about COVID-related changes to the academic calendar, class schedules, course details and more.     Last summer, the ConnectCarolina Student Administration team, led by Maribel Carrion, rose to meet the challenge of collecting, coding and providing updated information to students, faculty and staff. That included changes such as:   a compressed academic calendar,   longer instructional days to allow extra time for students to travel between on-campus classes,   reassigning classrooms to meet COVID-19 capacity recommendations, and  the addition of new ways for faculty to deliver instruction.     ConnectCarolina, as the system of record for the University, is the place where all this updated information resides. Did you know that moving the Fall 2021 term start date from August 18 to August 10 led to nearly 11,000 updates to the start dates of classes? It also meant more than 40,000 updates to student records, because each class they registered for had to be updated with the date changes, and each time the mode of instruction changed.    The team is now building on that foundation to prepare for Spring 2021 registration and the start of the semester.  Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek at what the Student Administration team is working on.      Updated the Modes of Instruction & Class Details page  … Continued

Type: Categories: Student Admin Last Updated: November 16, 2020

“If I attend UNC, what Financial Aid package will I receive?”  It’s a question that’s always remained unanswered for students and their families for a week, month or more after they receive their admission offer. That’s about to change thanks to a process improvement project led by The Office of Scholarships and Student Aid in collaboration with ITS Enterprise Applications.  One of the primary objectives of the project is to make financial aid package information available to prospective students at the same time as they are offered admission.  An equally important objective is to automate the processes for packaging financial aid as much as possible. Getting information for prospective students earlier, combined with automating routine work, will give the Enrollment and Scholarships and Student Aid staff more time to  focus on their core mission: to help advise students and families so they can have a full Carolina experience and successfully complete graduation. The significant benefits of this project for the University were noted by Rachelle Feldman, Interim Vice Provost of Enrollment and Undergraduate Admissions and Associate Provost for Scholarships and Student Aid: “I think this will be one of the most important and transformative technology projects, affecting students and student … Continued

Type: Categories: Student Admin Last Updated: November 16, 2020

This reference card explains how to use the Student Services Managers Facility Report in Tableau.  This report, intended for Student Services Managers across campus, shows class information such as the room the class is schedule to meet in, if applicable, and the type of instruction.

Type: Quick Reference Categories: Reporting, Student Admin Last Updated: August 4, 2020

This help document shows the pages and information that you can access in the Graduate Student Tracking Hub.

Type: Quick Reference Categories: Student Admin Last Updated: July 30, 2020

This quick reference card explains what a term code is and the pattern that these codes follow for identifying a term.

Type: Quick Reference Categories: Student Admin Last Updated: February 20, 2019

January 7, 2019 Welcome Back Faculty! As you settle back into the swing of things, we’d like to share a quick refresher for accessing your Schedule and Class Roster in ConnectCarolina. For additional information on emailing students from the Faculty Center check out the Start of Semester Quick Start Guide on ccinfo.unc.edu/faculty/.   Please contact help.unc.edu or 919-962-HELP if you have issues accessing your class information. Thank you, The ConnectCarolina Team  

Type: Quick Reference Categories: Student Admin Last Updated: January 7, 2019

The GradStar session will cover an introduction to the system, the latest updates and enhancements, and how GradStar awards affect a student’s financial aid. To just view the slides from this presentation, click here.

Type: Webinar Categories: Student Admin Last Updated: October 24, 2018