University Begins PeopleSoft End User Training


Implementation of the first phase of PeopleSoft Student Administration (SA) is fast approaching. In preparation for this long-awaited milestone, Cal Poly Pomona?s PeopleSoft SA project team would like to ensure that faculty and staff are involved and receive the proper training and/or access to the new system.

Throughout 2004, invitations will be sent for training sessions. Reference materials will be provided at the time of training and PeopleSoft accounts will be activated after training sessions are completed. Further support will be available through a series of open labs beginning in early February.

The training sessions are just one part of a bigger plan for ensuring all campus users gain the knowledge required for using the new system?s features and functionality. To avoid the ?use it or lose it? tendency, knowledge, in the form of training, coaching sessions, and documentation, will be provided on a ?just-in-time? basis, according to Rose Kukla, university registrar and PeopleSoft SA Implementation Manager. As system functionality is delivered, these knowledge transfer opportunities will be communicated to the campus community.

PeopleSoft is an information management software system that supports finance, student and human resources operations. The PeopleSoft project is a system-wide effort to use technology to develop consistency in reporting information at the 23 different CSU campuses. It replaces Banner, the current student administration system.

Cal Poly Pomona began the planning phase for the project in October 2002, and the implementation process began in January 2003. The university?s core implementation team consists of 14 members who represent Admissions, Academic Programs, Financial Aid, Financial Services, Institutional Research & Planning, Registrar?s Office and Instructional & Information Technology.

The project team has made efforts to identify all system users. Faculty and staff who believe they have not yet been identified for system access and training may send an e-mail that includes first and last name, job title and department, and telephone number to iit_projects@cpp.edu.

For more information about the upcoming PeopleSoft training, contact Carin Ruiz, end user assistance coordinator for the PeopleSoft Project Office, at (909) 869-6408. For more information on the PeopleSoft project, visit www.cpp.edu/~psp.