Degree Works and Chrome v44 — Problems!

DW-logoInformation from the Records Office:

Please be advised that there is an issue rendering audits using Google Chrome version 44.

Ellucian (the company that publishes Degree Works) is aware of the problem, however they have not supplied a workaround or solution yet.  If you are having issues processing an audit, please be sure Chrome is not the browser.

When in doubt, always try another browser!

Bookstore Renovations!

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The bookstore will be closed from June 8th-12th for renovations. The staff will still be able to process online orders and answer emails.

The renovations will include a new ceiling, additional textbook shelving, an upgraded technology center, window murals, and other minor enhancements. They will reopen the week of June 15th.  There will be some minor construction going on that week so access to certain areas may be limited. The bookstore will reopen at full capacity on June 22nd.

If you have questions for the bookstore you can call x6878 or email any of the staff.

Spring Grade Processing Complete

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Spring 2015 grade processing is complete.  \o/

Students can view their grades and cumulative info on Genesis. Student questions regarding grades should be directed to the instructor.

Other miscellaneous information:

  • Academic Probation has also been run.
  • Students who pre-registered for courses and, after Spring 2015 grading, who did not meet the prerequisites, can view their revised schedule on Genesis.
  • Degree Evaluations can now be done.
  • Transcripts can now be sent if they are not waiting on degree information.  Transcript request information can be found here: http://www.genesee.edu/academics/transcripts.cfm
  • Dean’s & President’s list will be run in 2 weeks.

Congratulations to everyone for making it through the semester!

End of Semester Things to Do

Just a list of things — in no particular order — you should think about doing before you leave for the summer…

  • If you’re sticking around this summer — to work on campus or to take a summer class — or coming back for classes next Fall, go into Genesis and use that blue “Reset Your Password” button to update your password. If you last reset your password in January, it will expire about June-ish and by deliberately resetting it, you reset that counter.
  • If you’re graduating and going on to another college in the Fall, don’t forget to ask for transcripts to be sent. You can set up the request now and when Spring grades are turned in, your transcript(s) will be sent. Go to this page for more information: http://www.genesee.edu/academics/transcripts.cfm
  • Taking an online class? There’s still time to do your course evaluation. Log into Genesis, go to the My Courses page, look for the link on the right to “Course Surveys”
  • Looking to sell back books? The bookstore in Batavia will buy back books at up to 50% of what you paid for them. You need to bring a student ID to sell back your books. If you’re at a Campus Center, ask the folk in the office when a Book Store rep will be at the campus to buy back books. More information here: http://geneseecc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/BNCBSellBackTextbookView?catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=33556
  • Did you rent a textbook? Don’t forget that it must be returned by the last day of exams, which is May 13. More information in the Rental FAQ.
  • Coming back next Fall? If you haven’t, register now for Fall classes. Not sure what courses you should take, see one of our many advisors: http://www.genesee.edu/depts/advisement/advisors/
  • Still looking for a summer job? Check out the Job Bulletin sponsored by the Career Services office. See what’s available: http://www.genesee.edu/home/offices/career/job-bulletin/ New jobs posted regularly! Check it out!
  • Need help with a resume? The Career Services office can help you with that, too! Check out the services: http://www.genesee.edu/home/offices/career/

Have a great summer, no matter what your plans are!

 

Summer 2015 Bills Sent Out!

money-smallTuition bills for Summer 2015 have been sent by the Business Office and tuition is due on May 01. This is for all summer sessions! So you need to pay by May 01 even if your summer course does not start until July.

The Business Office offers its usual array of payment options — check them out!

If you are a new student and have just registered, you do need to give us a minute to create your Genesee email account before you can pay online. Genesee email accounts are created the next business day after you have registered.

If you don’t make arrangements for tuition, you may lose your seat in your course! And there’s no guarantee you can get back into the same course, if it’s one of the more popular courses.

Questions? Feel free to contact the Business Office at:  businessoffice@genesee.edu

Spring Exam Schedule

advisement-1The Spring 2015 Final Exam schedule is now available.

You can go to Genesis (http://genesis.genesee.edu) and find the schedule there — on the outside before you log in. The link to the schedule is usually there every semester.

The direct link is here: http://faculty.genesee.edu/mjheider/finals/finals-201502.htm

Some warnings:

  • your instructor has the final say about the exam time, date, location; he/she can override what is in the schedule
  • the schedule is subject to change; check back as it gets closer to the exam days
  • your course may not be listed; again, check with your instructor
  • your exam time may not be the same time/day as your normal class time; talk to your instructor if this is a problem

Eight weeks to the end of the semester! Time will go by fast!

System Maintenance – 11 pm Saturday to 3 am Sunday

I have to find more to write about — there are lots cooler things to write about besides maintenance announcements!

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If you were around last Sunday at all, you probably noticed that the system maintenance that was supposed to only go from 7 am to 1 pm went all day. And, for some parts of it, like to 10:00 pm all day… sigh… it wasn’t pretty.

A piece of equipment unexpectedly crumbled underneath us and the rest of the day was spent cobbling together a work-around to get things up and running at all.

It’s like that glass you reach for in the cupboard – you’re not even reaching for that glass, you’re reaching for another – but you can only watch helplessly as it tumbles to the floor and shatters into a bazillion little shards. You then get to spend the next hour carefully cleaning up and making sure you have all the pieces before you can do anything else. And you never did get that drink of water you wanted in the first place.

While things are up and running, I think I saw some duct tape back there…. ;-)  The replacement equipment has been delivered and it needs to be installed.

From 11:00 pm on Saturday, March 14 to 3:00 am on Sunday, March 15, all systems will be offline as we replace and configure equipment.

All systems will be offline during this time: web, Genesis, Blackboard, faculty/staff email, Banner…. If you gain access during this time, you may be cut off without warning.

Hopefully, this will settle things down as we all march through the second half of the semester! (Pun only half intended!)

Questions? Send me an email! mjheider@genesee.edu — I won’t be up at 3 am but I’ll look for any questions early Sunday morning!

–Mary Jane

PS – Did you know March 14 is “super” Pi day?  3-14-15…..  3.1415…  ;-)   Never going to see that again in our lifetimes!