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Technology Days

When: May 31 & Jun 1, 2016
Where: Duquesne University, Student Union
Rate: $100 Register NOW! Registration has closed

In addition to the keynotes and the 21 sessions, Technology Days will also include an “IT Leadership Lounge” for those interested in participating in round-table discussions related to organizational issues, IT talent management, budgets, IT governance, potential for collaboration, etc.


Tuesday, May 31 Wednesday, June 1
11:45 – 12:45 Registration/Lunch 8:15 – 9:00 Breakfast
12:45 – 1:30 Keynote: Introducing the Ellucian Ethos Platform –
Jack Kramer, Ellucian
9:00 – 9:45 Breakout Session 5:

Room 1: Panel – Banner Integration in an ever-more complex IT environment – Bill Balint, IUP

Room 2: Ellucian XE:  A New Hope – Todd Ditzler, Andrea Rosenberry, Shippensburg University

Room 3: Xtender and Beyond – Bernadette Mulvey and Allison Levin, Temple University

1:30 – 1:40 Q&A with Jack Kramer 10:00 – 10:45 Breakout Session 6:

Room 1: Panel – Ellucian Recruiter Implementation Best Practices – Cheryl Perry,  Anthony Cappa, Julie Michael, and Jerry Fauls Duquesne University

Room 2: The Oracle Database Cloud: Use cases in a Banner Environment – Bob Zeolla, Sales Consulant

Room 3: Automate your Financial Aid Processing Flow with TDClient and UC4 Scheduler – Ravi Anne & Derek Cohenour, Shippensburg University

1:45 – 2:30 Breakout Session 1:

Room 1: Portal BOF – Patrick McDevitt, IUP

Room 2: Ellucian Banner Data Defense – Mike Kennedy, Ellucian

Room 3: What will I Owe?  Creating Custom Self-Service Information Using Variables Lin Taylor, Messiah College

10:45 – 11:10 Break
2:35 – 3:20 Breakout Session 2:

Room 1: Panel – Identity Management and Security Issues for Banner and Ellucian – Bill Balint, IUP

Room 2: Ellucian Intelligent Learning Platform (ILP) – Mike Kennedy, Ellucian

Room 3: Using Luminis to help retain students from admission through their first semester – Patrick McDevitt, IUP

11:15 – 12:00 Breakout Session 7:

Room 1: Panel – Through the Looking Glass: Examining Unconscious Gender Bias in Technology – Amy Diehl, Shippensburg University, Todd Cunningham, IUP, Sallie Terpack, Edinboro University, Dorie Minich, Dickinson College

Room 2: The Oracle Java Cloud Service: Use cases in a Banner Environment – Ahmed Salama, Sales Consultant

Room 3: PLUS Loan Processing in Batch using Algorithmic Budgeting & Packaging – Jeremy Mayernik, Duquesne University

3:20 – 3:45 Break 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and Keynote: Discussion of current and future developments with Oracle Cloud Technologies that will enhance Banner – Ken Caplin, Area Vice President
3:45 – 4:25 Breakout Session 3:

Room 1: DBA BOF – Allison Levin, Temple University

Room 2: Create Banner Events Using Argos – Jenny Stracke, Lehigh University

Room 3: Automated Posting of State Grants – Lin Taylor, Messiah College

1:00 Wrap – Up
4:30 – 5:15 Breakout Session 4:

Room 1: Developer BOF – Jeff Montgomery, IUP

Room 2:  IUP Mobile 2.2 – Doug Rutledge, IUP

Room 3: Banner XE at Lehigh – Richard Bauer, Lehigh University

Lodging: View Hotel Options
Parking: Visitors’ Parking is in the Forbes Avenue Garage – $12 daily.
Maps and Directions

Contacts: Paul Allison, Susan Manns

Session Descriptions:

Ellucian XE:  A New Hope:

Shippensburg University’s Banner XE experience including where we are coming from, where we are at, where we are going, and the success and failures we’ve met along the way. Modules discussed will include Course Catalog, Class Schedule, Faculty Grade Entry, Events Management, Registration, and Advising Profile.

Panel – Ellucian Recruiter Implementation Best Practices:

Are you implementing Ellucian Recruiter? Have you recently implemented and are now looking for best practices to get the most bang for your buck? Join us to hear the perspectives of our panelists on the importance of appropriate planning, resource allocation, collaboration, teamwork, and support as related to implementation and on-going management. Subtopics discussed will include advanced finds, application building/support, communications, data integration, web front end, workflows and more! Find out what works and what doesn’t, and walk away more confident than before.

Automate your Financial Aid Processing Flow with TDClient and UC4 Scheduler:

Would you like to save yourself valuable processing time? Are you tired of having to manually download and upload your message classes with EDConnect? Do you still manually run your Banner processes? Why not automate the entire process! This session will show you how to implement TDClient and easily streamline your daily processing utilizing TDClient with UC4 Scheduler.

What will I Owe?  Creating Custom Self-Service Information Using Variables:

Tired of answering the question, “How much will I owe?” Learn step by step how to customize Banner self-service screens with variables, by building a chart to show students what they will owe, plus tricks, tips, and examples of how to display almost any Banner data to whatever group of students you choose. If you have the info in Banner, you can display it in self-service, and control who sees it.

IUP Mobile 2.2:

This session will provide an update of IUPs mobile application, which uses Ellucian Mobile as the framework.

Panel – Through the Looking Glass: Examining Unconscious Gender Bias in Technology:

In today’s workplace, unexamined assumptions and double standards, as well as invisible barriers embedded in organizational cultures, constrain opportunities for women.  Join this panel discussion to learn to identify bias that makes it challenging for women to contribute fully to the work and goals of the organization. Three technology leaders will discuss their experiences with unconscious gender bias and describe how they have supported women in their organizations.

PLUS Loan Processing in Batch using Algorithmic Budgeting & Packaging

For schools with high-volume PLUS loans, processing them one-by-one can be labor intensive. By combining the power of period-based algorithmic budgeting and algorithmic batch-posting of awards, we can now process PLUS loans for multiple students at the same time. This session will go into detail about how to set up the algorithmic rules and pop sel necessary to process PLUS loans in batch.

Create Banner Events Using Argos

Learn about Lehigh University’s innovative use of Argos which allows end users to directly create events in the Banner database in real-time without using INB or XE, saving both time and resources. Discover the challenges we overcame and tricks we used to build this tool to empower the events and development staff while ensuring data integrity and consistency.