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California Community Colleges
Banner Group
Conference

October 24 - 26, 2001


CONFERENCE HOST
Ventura County Community College District
Office of Information Technology
Victor Belinski, Associate Vice Chancellor of Information Technology

CONFERENCE LOCATION
Holiday Inn Ventura Beach Resort
450 East Harbor Boulevard
Ventura, CA 93001
www.holidayinnventura.com

CONFERENCE FEE
$100.00 per person

Important, please see under "Conference Reservations" for instructions.

PURPOSE OF CONFERENCE
Register now to participate in this opportunity to learn how other California Community College Banner users are taking advantage of the many facets of the Banner System, how they have solved problems you are facing, and how we can work together to make our Banner System implementations even more effective. This conference is designed to meet the interests and needs of all Banner users, including managers, supervisors, and staff.

ROOM RATE
$84.00 per night (plus 10% City of Ventura Tax)
150 rooms at the Holiday Inn Ventura Beach Resort
50 rooms at The Country Inn (3 blocks from Holiday Inn)

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM
The conference program will include presentations by district/college staff as well as SCT resource personnel. Details about Banner 5 will be explained, and successful implementations in California Community Colleges of selected Banner modules will be presented and discussed. Selected vendors will present their products and services. All attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, make suggestions for Banner System enhancements, and propose topics for discussion at future conferences.

Wednesday, October 24

Golf Tournament
 

1:00pm Shotgun Start
Soule Park Golf Course
1033 E. Ojai Avenue
Ojai, CA 93023

Players should arrive no later than 12:00 pm to facilitate the shotgun start.

Thursday, October 25

Registration 10:00am - 1:00pm Lobby
Technical Sessions
 

10:00am - 11:00am
Type: Technical Session
Title: Windows VPN and Terminal Services Demo
Speaker(s): Michael Hart (SMCCCD)
Room: Santa Rosa

This presentation will cover how to install and configure Windows Terminal Services on a Windows 2000 server. Briefly discuss the hardware requirements for the server and the differences between using the Microsoft TS Client and a web browser. Discuss how SMCCCD is currently using Terminal Services. Demonstrate how to connect to that service using both the TS Client and a web browser (Internet Explorer). If time allows, explanation of Microsoft VPN Server to allow secure connections from remote locations to your Windows Terminal Server.

 

10:00am - 12:00am
Type: Technical Session
Title: Using Oracle Reports with Banner
Speaker(s): Mary McGhee and Bill Pearce (VCCCD)
Room: San Miguel

An overview of the methodology at VCCCD to implement Oracle Reports interfaced to the Banner application. The presentation will include a demonstration of how to create an Oracle Report using the Wizard in Oracle Reports 6.0, how to integrate a locally-developed report with Banner baseline, and a description of the modifications VCCCD has made to improve the integration of Oracle Reports.

 

11:00am - 12:00pm
Type: Technical Session (Intended For Programming Staff)
Title: Part 1: SQLPLUS Report Creation Using Job Submission
Part 2: Using DATABASE / MAIL Printer Options
Speaker(s): Dave Suhr (CLPCCD)
Room: Santa Rosa

Part 1. Sample SQLPLUS program running under job submission using BANNER role level security. Techniques shown: BANNER job submission, BANNER role level security, repeating parameters with wildcard values, SCT function f_split_fields, temporary work tables to simplify coding logic, comma delimited files for output, and report files for output.
Part 2. CLPCCD modifications to GJAJOBS.fmb, GJIREVO.fmb, GJAPCTL.fmb, and gjajobs.shl that expand the use of the DATABASE printer option to include all output to all jobs. Modifications made to add a new printer option called MAIL which e-mail output to users.

Refreshments 12:30pm - 1:00pm Refreshment Area
Opening Session
 

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Type: Keynote Address
Title: TBD
Speaker(s): Michael Dolence
Room: Santa Cruz

Michael Dolence is President of Michael G. Dolence and Associates. He consults with higher education institutions, systems, associations and vendors nationally. He is a specialist in organizational transformation, strategic positioning, institutional strategic planning and management processes, strategic enrollment management, information technology planning and management linking planning and budgeting, linking academic planning and transformation, public advocacy and public relations. He is a nationally acclaimed keynote speaker on these subjects.

Conference Sessions
 

3:00pm - 4:15pm
Type: 3CBG Management Meeting
Room: San Nicholas

Intended for 3CBG management.

 

3:00pm - 4:15pm
Type: Human Resources
Title: MIS Reporting - The Necessary Evil
Speaker(s
): Debbie Toner, Mary Kay Patton, Myrna Huffman (Chancellor's Office, California Community Colleges)
Room: Santa Rosa

Two representatives from the State Chancellor's Office will offer a presentation on the Staff Data portion of MIS reporting. Some data elements as well as reporting dates have changed. If you were unable to attend one of the recent workshops put on by the State Chancellor's Office, this is an opportunity to hear important highlights from those workshops. SCT is working on Banner handling MIS. SCT representatives will attend this session and will be open to user input.

  3:00pm - 4:15pm
Type: Financial Aid
Title: Automation Of Cal Grant Awarding / Reporting
Speaker(s): Sophia Toney, James Hsiao, Sheila Pontanares (CCSF)
Room: San Miguel

How CCSF automated Cal Grant awarding process as well as reporting payments to CSAC.
 

3:00pm - 4:15pm
Type: Student
Title: New Developments In Banner CAPP / Implementation of CAPP In 3 CCCD's
Speaker(s): Kathy Blattner (SC), Jeanne Hyde (SMCCCD), Jim Reddish (AVC), and Sue Vaughn (KCCCD)
Room: Santa Cruz

The latest from SCT on new features sucha as CAPP on the Web. Three districts describe their progress in implementing CAPP.

 

3:00pm - 4:15pm
Type: Finance
Title: Finance Tips And Tricks
Speaker(s): Terry Cobos, Dave Krajcar (VCCCD), Lynn Pontacq (SMCCCD), Chris Eby (SCT)
Room: Santa Barbara

Navigating through forms. How to avoid getting the FTVTRAT error when entering an invoice. How to input a negative amount to a FOAPAL to correct liability that was originally set up. How to avoid getting the "org code required" message when paying an invoice from a liability account. Other tips for beginners.

Vendor Presentation Sessions
 

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Type: Vendor Presentation
Title: IT Partnerships with California Community Colleges
Speaker(s): SIG / Jack Overcash
Room: San Nicholas
Strata Information Group has been providing quality services to California Community Colleges for more than 14 years. The primary focus of SIG is to assist colleges and universities in managing information technology to better serve students, faculty, and staff. SIG's professional services team consists of information systems specialists with extensive experience in higher education, with a special emphasis on the unique information technology and systems needs of California Community Colleges. Our professional services staff is knowledgeable of State MIS reporting requirements, matriculation, PERS/STRS reporting, VTEA, EOPS, DSPS, and other California specific requirements. They are experienced in providing results-oriented implementation consulting services for state-of-the-art information systems, including California required modifications and integration with existing administrative or auxiliary systems.

 

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Type: Vendor Presentation
Title: ImageNow - Document Imaging and Workflow
Speaker(s): Perceptive Vision, Inc. / Billy Lee, Greg Schaberle
Room: Santa Rosa
Want to take the paper out of paperwork? Are you interested in integrating a fully functional document imaging and workflow product with your Banner System? Would you be interested if I told you that you could do this non-programmatically and leave only a small footprint on your desktop? ImageNow from Perceptive Vision is a document imaging and workflow management solution that can make you more efficient, more responsive, and more competitive not to mention less frustrated. We'd love to show you how ImageNow could work for your college, too.

  4:30pm - 5:30pm
Type: Vendor Presentation
Title: Unify Your Digital Campus With Campus Pipeline
Speaker(s): Campus Pipeline / Russ Wilson, Tom Smith
Room: Santa Cruz
Campus Pipeline Web Platform has helped many other Community College systems across the country to help unify their digital campuses. Campus Pipeline helps you deliver services, information, campus communications and academic resources customized to your institution. This session also highlights Campus Pipeline's real-time integration with your Banner SIS, course management and othe campus systems in a seamless and single sign-on environment.
 

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Type: Vendor Presentation
Title: How To Make Your Enrollment and Degree Verifications Vanish
Speaker(s): EdVerify, Inc.
Room: Santa Barbara
If you are looking to attend a presentation that can help you save time, increase external customer satisfaction, and develop a continuous revenue stream without having to buy anything, then EdVerify has a seat and a bag full of treats reserved for you! EdVerify uses state-of-the-art automation and Internet technology to provide instantaneous enrollment and degree verifications for your external customers. Automated verifications are fast, easy and reliable and give employers, credit-granters, insurance companies, students, and alumni fast responses to requests for FERPA-approved directory information.

 

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Type: Vendor Presentation
Title: Evisions' FormFusion Document Enhancement and Management System
Speaker(s): Evisions, Inc. / Kevin Jones
Room: San Miguel
Learn how hundreds of Banner sites are using new technology to completely replace hundreds of pre-printed forms and digitally distribute redesigned Banner information. See how any process can be fully formatted with logos, signatures, new data fields and graphics, then sent anywhere in an instant via e-mail, to CD archive, or any laser printer. It saves time, reduces postage, replaces outdated forms. The most popular applications include: purchase orders, invoices, grade mailers, transcripts, schedules and bills, timesheets, receipts, and letter generation. This presenation applies to existing and prospecitve clients. Brand new version 1.4.5 has revolutionary features and capabilities. Meet the developer. Evisions 3CBG clients include: Ventura CCCD, North Orange CCD, City College of San Francisco, College of the Sequoias, and San Mateo CCD.

  4:30pm - 5:30pm
Type: Vendor Presentation
Title: Xerox Printers & Utilities
Speaker(s): Xerox OPB / Vivian Taslakian, Brian Jenkins
Room: Buenaventura
Office Printing Business unit (OPB) is the division in Xerox which offers the mono & color personal, desktop and workgroup PRINTER products via resellers nationwide. The 'color' printer products and its state of the art technologies are inherited from the Tektronix acquisition since Jan 2000. Xerox OPB offers products in line with HP's printer market segment. What sets us apart & wins us the standards in numerous colleges, universities, unified school districts, medium companies and large corporates is the 'value' we offer in our products (performance & reliability for the price) as well as the exclusive 'network utilities' we bundle for free in every
printer that we ship.
Cocktails 6:00pm - 7:00pm Top of the Harbor Restaurant
Dinner 7:00pm - 8:30pm Top of the Harbor Restaurant

Friday, October 26

Continental Breakfast 8:00am - 8:30am Buenaventura Room
Conference Sessions
  9:00am - 10:30am
Type: Human Resources
Title: Jobs, Benefits and Leave For "Sticky Cases"
Speaker(s): Panel: CLPCCD, KCCCD, SCT
Room: Santa Rosa

Do you have trouble setting up NBAJOBS for employees whose factor, pays, and appointment percent are exceptions to the norm? The panel discussion will deal with these non-standard employees. It will include a review of normal procedures and then focus on specific examples of problem cases. This session should be of value to both functional and technical people. Attendees are encouraged to bring examples of problem cases.
  9:00am - 10:30am
Type: Financial Aid
Title: CCSF and SMCC Financial Aid Banner / Web Product Demo
Speaker(s): Norman Rahn (CCSF)
Room: San Miguel

Banner Web setup to display financial aid information to students. Banner Web maintainence using Web Tailor.
  9:00am - 10:30am
Type: Student
Title: Web For Faculty And Advisors
Speaker(s): Howard Thompson, Joanne Dunbar, John Mullen (SMCCCD)
Room: Santa Cruz

Demonstration and discussion of SMCCCD's implementation of Web for Faculty and Advisors. Includes final grade entry by faculty via the Web, downloading class rosters, and counselors' access to placement test scores. Discussion of legal and audit accountability requirements and concerns.
  9:00am - 10:30am
Type: Finance
Title: Balance And Reconciliation
Speaker(s): Chedva Weingart, Dave Krajcar (VCCCD)
Room: Santa Barbara

Balancing AR and Finance. Balancing Position Control and Finance. Control Reports. Summarized Posting at VCCCD. Automated Bank Reconciliation.
Conference Sessions
  11:00am - 12:30pm
Type: Human Resources
Title: The Rest Of Banner HR Menu
Speaker(s): SCT
Room: Santa Rosa

There are many Banner HR functions other than position control and payroll which you may not be using. How do you handle Employee Relations, Health and Safety, Bargaining Agreements, and Applicant Tracking? SCT will offer a presentation and answer questions about these and other Banner topics of interest.
  11:00am - 12:30pm
Type: Financial Aid
Title: Developing A Financial Aid / Banner Procedures Manual
Speaker(s): Norman Rahn, Sophia Toney (CCSF)
Room: San Miguel

Demonstration of CCSF's approach in creating a comprehensive document that serves as a Financial Aid Procedure Manual as well as a Banner User Manual.
  11:00am - 12:30pm
Type: Student
Title: Broadening Knowledge Of And Responsibility For 320 Attendance Accounting Data / Open Forum For Banner Student Concerns And Questions
Speaker(s): John Mullen (SMCCCD)
Room: Santa Cruz

VCCCD's project to share knowledge of and responsibility for 320 data across the district, enabling instructional and student services managers and staff to understand and observe the effects of curricular decisions on FTES generation. Open forum to discuss Banner Student topics of interest and share ideas and problem solutions.
  11:00am - 12:30pm
Type: Finance
Title: Purchasing, A/P and Fixed Assets Roundtable
Speaker(s): Terry Cobos, Chedva Weingart, Kim Arrivett-Treadway (VCCCD), Rick Bennett (SMCCCD)
Room: Santa Barbara

Include Contractor reporting (SB542), year-end encumbrance roll process, change orders, receiving, encumbering travel, revolving funds with multiple petty cash custodians, year-end processes, and Fixed Assets implementation.
Lunch and Closing Session - Top of the Harbor Restaurant
 

12:45pm - 3:00pm
Type: Lunch and Closing Session
Title: Intergrated Information Management
Speaker(s): SCT / Mary Moore
Room: Top of the Harbor Restaurant
Every day, information flows through your SCT Banner database continuously—information that is critical to your institution's relationships with students, alumni, faculty, and other key constituents. Effectively manage this information with the right technology. In the area of e-Learning, institutions need a solution that allows systems to exchange information dynamically, in real-time in order for e-Learning to scale and support large numbers of learners and courses. SCT Connection is a solution that fills the gap by keeping data synchronized across the various systems. In the area of imaging and document management, SCT has developed a work management solution for Banner. This client/server and web-based data-management and storage solution seamlessly integrates OTG Software's award-winning XtenderSolutions TM suite with SCT's Banner administrative solutions.

GOLF RESERVATIONS
All attendees are welcome to participate in the conference golf tournament which will be held at the Soule Park Golf Course in beautiful Ojai. The tournament will begin at 1:00 PM on October 24, 2001. Your list of participants and the $37.00 fee per person must be received no later than October 11, 2001 at 5:00 PM. Make your check(s) out to Kathy Roussin and mail to:

Kathy Roussin - 3CBG Golf
333 Skyway Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010

CONFERENCE RESERVATIONS
Reserve your place at the conference now by contacting your college/district's 3CBG Conference coordinator (probably in the office of Information Technology Services). Each district is handling registration of its participants and will send a single check to the host district (Ventura County Community College District) covering all registration fees. Make checks payable to "VCCCD: 3CBG Conference". Mail checks to:

VCCCD
Attn: Sue Johnson
333 Skyway Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010

The $100 per person conference registration fee covers the cost of general and break-out sessions, break refreshments, Thursday dinner, Friday continental breakfast, and Friday luncheon.

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS AND RESERVATIONS
The Holiday Inn Ventura Beach Resort is a beachfront, full service resort hotel located just an hour's drive north of Los Angeles and 30 minutes south of Santa Barbara directly off the U.S. 101. Fabulous coastline views from private balconies. Walk to historic downtown with quaint shops and great restaurants, and the Ventura AMTRAK platform for those wishing to come in by train.
Hotel rooms are available at a special 3CBG Conference rate of $84 per night (plus 10% City of Ventura tax), single or double. Call the Holiday Inn Ventura Beach Resort at 1-805-648-7731 or toll-free at 1-800-842-0800 with a major credit card to make your reservation. Tell the reservationist that you are part of the Ventura County Community College District-California Community Colleges Banner Group Conference to get our special rate, and call promptly since our reservation block is limited and rooms are going fast. Final deadline is October 9, 2001, but the block may be sold out prior to that date. Additional accomodations are available three blocks from the Holiday Inn at the Country Inn & Suites, 298 Chestnut Street, Ventura, CA 93001, 1-805-653-1434 at the same rate of $84 per night.

TRAVEL
When making your travel arrangements consider Los Angeles Airport (1 hour drive), Burbank Airport (1 hour drive) or Santa Barbara Airport (40 minute drive).

FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you have a question or need more information about the conference, please email the Ventura County Community College District 3CBG Conference Committee at 3cbg@vcccd.net. Yvonne Scholle at 805-384-8380.

(VCCCD 3CBG Conference Committee - Vic Belinski, Yvonne Scholle, Sara Cannon, Kathy Roussin, Victory Kitamura)


Last Updated 11/20/14