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iSIS Upgrade: What will not be available during the upgrade?

The iSIS upgrade is scheduled for the week of Thanksgiving break — after 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, through Wednesday, Nov. 24. During this time, iSIS will be unavailable.

  • Faculty will not be able to see their class rosters from iSIS, although they will still be available through K-State Online.
  • Students will not be able to enroll for classes.
  • Administrators will not be able to look up information about classes, students, faculty, or other resources housed in iSIS.
  • Applications for admission submitted through the K-State website will be queued and processed as soon as iSIS is up and running again.

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iSIS Upgrade: What’s new?

K-State’s iSIS Upgrade is scheduled for Nov. 19-24. During that time, iSIS will be unavailable to faculty, staff, and students. Once the upgrade is complete, iSIS users will notice:

For ongoing updates about the upgrade, see the iSIS Upgrade News webpage.

Reminder: iSIS offline Nov. 19-24 for upgrade

K-State’s student information system (iSIS) will be undergoing an upgrade during the week of fall break. As a result, iSIS will not be available from 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, through Wednesday, Nov. 24. The upgrade will provide improved features requested by faculty/staff and students; keep all components up-to-date for federal regulatory purposes; and update the system to the latest version.

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Grade submission deadlines, iSIS training sessions in May

Finals and final grade submission time is almost here. Instructors may want to note the following important dates:

  • Friday, May 7 — Grade rosters for regular courses available in iSIS
  • 5 p.m. Monday, May 17 — Grades due for May 10-12 final examinations
  • 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 — Grades due for May 13-14 final examinations
  • 4 p.m. May 19 — Deadline to copy grades from K-State Online to iSIS
  • Thursday, May 20 — Students can view grades in iSIS for regular courses

Note that at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, a grade of “NR” will be electronically inserted into all blank grade slots, and all grade rosters will be posted.

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System Development and Maintenance Security Policy now in effect

K-State’s new System Development and Maintenance Security Policy helps ensure that security is considered at all stages of an information systems’ life cycle. Too often, security is an afterthought when a new application is implemented, or a change to an existing system introduces a new security vulnerability and thereby places university data at risk.

This policy targets anyone involved in the acquisition, implementation, or maintenance of an enterprise information system or “systems that require special attention to security due to the risk of harm resulting from loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to or modification of the information therein.” An example of the latter would be a departmental or college system that contains confidential student or personnel data.

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K-State completes LASER Project

The end of the fall 2008 semester marked the first semester completely managed within K-State’s new iSIS student information system and the completion of the final phase of the student information system installation. More importantly, it was the final step in completing the LASER Project, K-State’s largest-ever information technology project.

The result is a sleek, web-based system available 24/7 from anywhere at any time, with information that is updated on a real-time basis. With the elimination of Social Security numbers as the primary identifier, iSIS provides improved security of personal information. iSIS also is positioned to integrate more easily with other K-State systems such as K-State Online, to improve the instructor experience in attending to administrative details.

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