September 27, 2004

Issue No. 66

Table of Contents

Highlights and Features

Grokker at Stanford
CourseWork-Fall 2004
File-Sharing Myths
File-Sharing Resources
IT Open House October 28
Tech Help for Faculty
Essential SU Software
Desktop Computer Security
Security Self-Help Tool
Wireless Access-SU Visitors
SULAIR Home Page Update
SU Course Support Web Site copy

Library Resources

SULAIR Image Collections
SKIL Tutorial Enhanced
Scholars Workshops for Fall
Social Science Data
Literary Studies Database
New Lane Library Web Site
Firing Line TV Program
ArcGIS 9 Available
SSRC Past Events Online
BIOSIS Changes
HighWire Press-New Journals
EuroNews Web Site

Computing News

Accessible Web Pages
AFS Disk Quota Increased
Online Lecture Assessment
Teaching with Technology
Resources for SU Webmasters
ATS Program-New Projects
ATL Project Showcase
Spam Deletion Tool
ITSS Training Services
Training Registration
HelpSU Streamlined
New Webmail Is Here
Printing in Sweet Hall
Sweet Hall Consulting
Mac OS X Migration
PeopleSoft System Upgraded
Bookstore Computer Store
Courselets for SU Community
Sundial Calendar Changes
TeamSpace in Meyer Library
Meyer Classrooms
Meyer Tech Desk Update
Technology Help on Web

Stanford's PeopleSoft System Upgraded

The PeopleSoft system, comprised of the Axess student and faculty site, the Human Resources Management System (HRMS), and Student Administration (SA) was upgraded in early August. This was the first upgrade since the system was implemented in 2002. A PeopleSoft Executive Sponsor Group, made up of representatives from the Controller's Office, Financial Aid, Human Resources, and the Registrar's Office, oversaw plans for the upgrade.

The Axess site, previously used solely by students, faculty and academic advisors to view course schedules and grades, change address and phone numbers, see class lists, view transcription information of advisees and more, was expanded to allow administrative users to get to the PeopleSoft system. There are approximately 900 school and department administrative staff who use PeopleSoft to process business transactions related to employees and students. In the future, the Axess site will provide self-service functionality (e.g., pay stubs, W4 tax form) for employees and temporary, casual, and student workers.

Administrative users have a new Learning Center for online tutorials, job aids, and other reference materials: