What is DegreeWorks? - Plymouth State University

Report
George Gilmore
University Registrar
Plymouth State University
August 27, 2012
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What is DegreeWorks?
What can DegreeWorks do for PSU?
Audit samples
Report samples
Phase I Implementation (population &
timeline)
Phase II
Critical success factors: Students
Critical success factors: Advisors
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The leading advising and degree audit software
package (integrated with Banner) that will replace
CAPP Degree Progress Reports.
A user-friendly, personalized advising and degree
audit tool used by faculty, staff and students.
Sometimes referred to as an advising GPS, a
Graduation Positioning System.
A consistent source of degree requirements that
allows advisors and students to plan future term
courses providing departments with information
needed to project course enrollment needs.
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Support efforts to promote student success, retention
and reduced time to degree by delivering accurate
and timely degree requirement information by
providing a single source of information.
Provide a real-time and easy to read progress report
with the option to print a user friendly PDF version of
the report.
Decrease the volume of Student Requests that result
from course selection errors and lack of access to
required courses.
Speed the completion of the degree checking process
each term.
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Provide interactive “what if” major planning.
Provide students, faculty and advisors the ability to
record and share advising notes.
Provide students, faculty and advisors with the ability
to drill down from the audit into Banner for access to
course descriptions as well as current schedule
information including seat availability.
Provide multiple GPA calculators that allow students
and advisors to determine in advance the grades
required to meet specific GPA requirements.
Provide Department Chairs and others with timely
actionable information for use in projecting course
section needs.
SAMPLE DEGREE AUDIT
Green checkmark box clearly
indicating requirement has
been met.
Exception clearly visible on
audit.
SAMPLE DEGREE AUDIT WITH HYPERLINKED COURSE INFORMATION FROM BANNER
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SAMPLE REPORTS AVAILABLE IN DEGREEWORKS
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MORE SAMPLE REPORTS
DegreeWorks Strategic Reporting (by credits and by percentage)
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Population
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Phase I Timeline
◦ UG students that entered Fall 2011 under the
2011-2012 Catalog.
◦ UG students entering Fall 2012 under the 2012-2013
Catalog.
◦ Students that entered before Fall 2011 will not use
DegreeWorks.
◦ March 1, 2013: Faculty, Staff & Student Training
◦ April 5, 2013: Advising for Fall 2013 registration.
 Students in Phase I population and their advisors will use
DegreeWorks for course selection.
◦ June 2013: students entering Fall 2013 will be trained in
use of DegreeWorks at June Orientation.
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Implementation at the graduate level.
Review of DegreeWorks functionality in the
transfer area.
Implementation of DegreeWorks audits for
financial aid and athletic eligibility.
Implementation of Banner workflow to
automate processing of Student Requests
within DegreeWorks.
Implementation of IM solution for use in
advising students in On-line programs.
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Students need to be introduced to DegreeWorks at
orientation as THE critical advising tool available to
them.
◦ DegreeWorks should become part of a new student’s world
from the first day of their first semester at PSU.
◦ It’s where they go to see how their transfer credit was applied.
◦ It’s where they go when planning course selection for the next
semester.
◦ It’s where they go when grades are posted to evaluate their
progress towards their degree objective.
◦ It’s where they go to perform a “what if” analysis when
considering a major or change of major.
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Universal adoption of DegreeWorks for advising
students on program requirements and course
selection.
Promoting the regular use of DegreeWorks by
advisees from their first semester at PSU.
Use of DegreeWorks in advising sessions.
Commitment to an understanding that the
DegreeWorks is the “database of record” and the
definitive statement of a student’s program
requirements and her/his progress towards
graduation.
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Check out the DegreeWorks page on the
Registrar’s Office web page. Track our progress.
Look for project updates.
Email updates in early 2013 will make you aware
of training opportunities in March.
Questions?
Contact us at [email protected]
Thanks for participating.
(This presentation will be available on the
Registrar’s DegreeWorks home page.)

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