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Archive for November, 2012

Employee W-2’s Go Online

Posted on: November 26th, 2012 by Al Ling

Tax season.  Those two words can mean different things to different people.  For the UM Payroll Office, it means one thing…producing W-2 statements for employees. Each January, between 7,000 and 8,000 W-2 forms are generated, printed, and mailed to employees.    This process consumes a tremendous amount of paper in the form of special paper stock […]

Assign/Update Graduate Academic Advisor Workflow

Posted on: November 19th, 2012 by

Assign/Update Graduate Academic Advisor workflow  is an online tool that allows the student/faculty/chair/GPC to initiate academic advisor assign/update requests for graduate students. Requests will be automatically processed once approved by chair/GPC and graduate school.You can view the application within myOleMiss by following the steps below: Students: Student tab => My Requests => Graduate Students Chair/GPC/Graduate […]

Academic Technology Updates from EDUCAUSE 2012

Posted on: November 10th, 2012 by

EDUCAUSE is an organization dedicated to supporting Information Technology (IT) professionals in higher education. EDUCAUSE recently held their annual conference at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. Attendees were able to discuss a variety of academic support topics with colleagues, attend technical sessions and discuss future products with vendors. Below are a few of the […]

Short Links for UM Google Sites

Posted on: November 1st, 2012 by

Sites are Google’s cloud solution for web site development. Provided as a part of Google Apps for Education at the University of Mississippi (UM), faculty, staff and students are beginning to use Sites for course collaboration sites and organization web pages. One reported downside has been the length of the Sites links. I have good news. You […]