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UMBUG - March 2017 UMBUG - March 2017

News from the UMBUG meeting at Ellucian Live

This is our annual gathering at Ellucian Live to not only share experiences about the conference and network on current topics, but also to reach out to prospective UMBUG member institutions to provide information on UMBUG member benefits and opportunities. We did have guests from three institutions that are not UMBUG members. Our breakout network sessions (see photos above) included General Networking topics; Technical topics; CRM and Recruit related topics; and a joint Student/Financial Aid/Advising topics.

Banner 9 was widely discussed through many of the sessions at Ellucian Live, especially with the end of ongoing support for Banner 8.x ending on Dec. 31, 2018. Over the course of the conference, we had a chance to better understand where many of our member schools are with plans for Banner 9 and the related issues that member schools are facing, including planning for moving not only Banner but other applications to the cloud. Several sessions on Banner 9 are planned for the upcoming Summer Conference in June. Also, we will be working through our Steering Team members to update our Systems Matrix on the Member Resources page to identify where each of our member institutions stand in terms of implementing various Banner 9 modules, security access, Extensibility tools, and Ethos Integration. We plan to have that published on the web site prior to the Summer Conference. The Systems Matrix provides information on which schools are using respective Banner modules, other applications and supporting tools.

Thanks again to our colleagues at Waukesha County Technical College for hosting the Summer Conference. We look to seeing many of you in the Milwaukee area in June. Watch the Home Page for added information as that becomes available.