Navigating Academic Requirements: New Tools for Understanding Degree Progress Reports

Two students looking at materials on a laptop.The Registrar’s Office and OIT recently partnered to create new trainings on how to understand both the Degree Progress Report and the Degree Progress Report (DPR) Summary features that are available in my.SMU. These trainings, along with a new explainer video for students, will aid conversations as students navigate their academic requirements. Continue reading Navigating Academic Requirements: New Tools for Understanding Degree Progress Reports

Collaborative Efforts to Implement New Veteran Status Self-Identification Page in my.SMU

Veteran saluting in silhouetteDuring the latest enrollment process, students gained the ability to self-report their veteran status, thanks to a recent update implemented in my.SMU. Previously, SMU only collected data for students who requested to use VA benefits, resulting in an inability to capture veteran data accurately for those not using their benefits. Continue reading Collaborative Efforts to Implement New Veteran Status Self-Identification Page in my.SMU

Streamlining Grant Management at SMU: A Milestone Achieved

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In 2023, a significant transformation took place on campus with the implementation of the Grants Module, marking a crucial milestone in the enhancement of our PeopleSoft modules within my.SMU. This strategic move was undertaken to revolutionize the administration of sponsored grant funds to ensure the sustainability of our grant management procedures. Continue reading Streamlining Grant Management at SMU: A Milestone Achieved

New Grade Import Tool Makes Final Grading Easier

As we inch ever closer to final exams, the task of entering final grades in my.SMU can be a tedious and time-consuming endeavor, especially for larger classes. Starting this term, however, a new grade import tool can help make things easier during this hectic time, allowing you to export your grades from Canvas and then upload them to my.SMU with far less manual data entry!

OIT and the Registrar’s Office have worked together over the past several months to develop this new method to assist in the midterm and final grading process. Here’s a quick look at how it works: Continue reading New Grade Import Tool Makes Final Grading Easier