An update on student registration in Workday

As of May 13, approximately 20,380 students completed onboarding tasks and 18,978 students registered for fall classes. This is consistent with past years, and 87% of undergraduates have a full schedule of 12 or more credits, according to special advisor to the provost for student information systems Steve Mickelson. He provided an update the Professional and Scientific (P&S) Council at its May 16 meeting on how Workday performed during fall registration for returning and transfer students.

Mickelson said college help rooms received in-person and virtual assistance during registration in April. From March 4 to May 13, ISU staff and Huron consultants resolved 818 service tickets dealing mainly with course prerequisite overrides and data accuracy.

Iowa State staff and consultants continue to troubleshoot issues that may arise during new student fall registration. Going forward, Mickelson said colleges will decide how to best deal with the needs of their students, but graduate and undergraduate advising workgroups will help ensure any new-student orientation issues are addressed promptly.

Compensation report approved

The council approved a motion to submit its annual compensation and benefits report to senior leaders to influence decisions regarding fiscal year 2025 budget plans. No changes were made to the draft the council reviewed at its April meeting.

 Other business

  • President-elect Jennifer Schroeder, finance service delivery, took the gavel from Jason Follett, software engineering, who advances to serve as council president next year. The council also recognized outgoing members and welcomed elected and reelected councilors. 
  • The next event in the P&S seminar series focuses on ISU's budget model. The virtual event (June 11, 2-3 p.m.) is the same presentation from the P&S professional development conference in February. Preregister through Workday Learning.
  • The council is moving its meeting location to the Student Innovation Center. The next meeting is July 11 in room 4250.