Academic Publications & Scheduling Services

Workshops / Trainings

Please consider attending the trainings offered by APSS as part of the Academic Support Series.
Five workshops will be offered each fall and spring semester.

All workshops are 10 a.m.-noon, on Tuesdays in SSC 410.


Scheduling Specialty Sections (formerly PeopleSoft Class Scheduling)

DATES: November 5, April 14

Description: Dive deeper into the details of scheduling classes!  Bring your questions and get a ton of other information.

More information: A follow up to Academic Scheduling 101, this workshop provides a closer look at some of the most common “specialty” scenarios in scheduling: multi-component classes, combining classes, variable unit classes, and so much more! Bring your questions and get expert answers during this hands-on lab. Time for Q&A is built into this lab session.


APSS: CRA + Insight

DATES: December 3, March 24

Description: APSS asks departments to “help themselves” by running CRA jobs and Insight reports.  But, how do you navigate these campus data sources? 

More Information: A workshop designed to help you navigate our reporting tools and utilize the reports to support your academic unit. How is access granted? Where do you look for your reports, and what report parameters do you really want? We will review the most common tools referenced in APSS communications, and their benefit to your department.  Time for Q&A is built into this lab session.


Astra Schedule for Academics

DATES: August 20, September 25, May 5

Description: Learn how to use our facilities scheduling software to find rooms, book internal events and see what’s scheduled already.

More information: Astra Schedule (“Astra”) is the software application used campus-wide to view, manage, and book nearly all rooms and outdoor spaces on campus. In this workshop you will learn how to search for available rooms, view room usage, request a room for a class, book internal events and use Astra to help with class relocations. Discover Astra tips and tricks for making your job easier. Time for Q&A is built into this lab session.


Academic Scheduling 101 (formerly Schedule Build Overview)

DATES: October 8, March 3

Description: A general overview of the class scheduling process, review of the timeline for building a new term of classes, and the basics of scheduling a section.

More information: This comprehensive look at the Academic Schedule building process shares important timelines and a summary of the applications used to generate the Class Schedule, as well as the basics you need to know about scheduling classes each semester. We will share best practices for managing the process and help for finding critical information. Time for Q&A is built into this lab session.


Faculty Workload Process

DATES: September 10, February 4

Description: A to Z information on the process of reconciling contracts to faculty assignments, and providing the Chancellor’s office with our campus facility usage information.

More information: The Faculty Workload workshop reviews how to generate and interpret the workload report and covers required documentation and timelines. We will share how to set up split appointments, how to establish chair appointments, and how to enter Assigned Weighted Teaching Units (AWTU). Time for Q&A is built into this lab session.

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