1/26/18 Feedback Friday: Questions and Comments from the Ohio State Community

Feedback Friday web bannerFeedback Friday posts address questions received through the Enterprise Project mailbox, contact form and surveys. Answers to the incoming questions and comments are provided by project team subject matter experts. Your questions and comments may be submitted though the Contact page: https://enterprise-project.osu.edu/contact.

Student Financial Aid is a massive development, dependent in part on other areas of the university such as the Registrar and Bursar. When will product developments be shared with those not directly on the project, but vested in the development as area leaders?

Student Financial Aid was delivered in Workday 29 in September, 2017. However, minimal features were provided in this first release of Financial Aid. More Financial Aid features will be released in Workday 30 which is due in March of this year and subsequent releases. After the March release, there should be enough product available to begin to share with stakeholders. We plan to demonstrate the new functionality to our subject matter experts (SMEs) and Student leaders as part of our design sessions in Architect 2.

What will Workday Student look like from the student perspective?

Most business processes that Ohio State students currently complete in the Student Information System (SIS) will move to Workday, including scheduling classes, paying tuition and monitoring degree completion. Additional student processes and systems are also being evaluated to determine if they can be accomplished within Workday. Students will be able to view Workday closer to the 2020 deployment date, which is when the university will know more about the student experience in the system.

It would help our college to be able to note in Workday if a course can be scheduled in even/odd years.

We are aiming to increase transparency regarding course offerings. We anticipate being able to display when courses are typically offered, i.e. Autumn Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Term, etc. It’s recognized that this functionality will be highly valued by students, advisors, faculty and administrators from both an academic and enrollment management planning perspective.