I know how you all love acronyms, so I thought I'd talk about one of the latest ones... CMIS is the 'Curriculum Management Information System' - an IT system which has now been implemented across the university (piloted by Engineering & Design). It manages unit descriptions, programme descriptions and programme specifications and enables academic staff to request a change to any of these. It replaces the previous word doc QA3&4 forms which could be tricky to manage as you were not always confident you had the latest version- CMIS provides a "single source of truth" and transparency of process.
Here are some of my top tips to help get you started from a users point of view. There are of course full instructions but sometimes a friendly nudge in the right direction can help.
Where do I start?
The Common Requests Guide which features on the dashboard is really helpful to new users or those who use the system infrequently. It provides a brief instruction on the steps you need to take to achieve your outcome.
When can I make changes?
Is it a minor, intermediate or major change?
Making sure your request has been seen!
Once you've finished making changes, don't forget to submit them to the committee! The secretary and chair won't realise you want to make your changes until you've done that.