Queen's University

Preview of QCARD replacement is part of upcoming student town hall

 
2011-02-03

Students will be introduced to the new student administration system and see a preview of the replacement for QCARD at a town hall meeting next week.

“It’s important that students either attend the town hall on Feb. 9 or watch the online video after the event so that they understand the potential impacts and prepare for the changes that will happen when the new system goes live early in March,” says the university’s registrar Jo-Anne Brady.

Town hall participants will receive an overview of the new student administration system that is part of the three-year Queen’s University Administrative Systems Replacement (QUASR) project. There will also be a demonstration of the Student OnLine University System (SOLUS) that will replace QCARD.

Some of the new and improved services associated with SOLUS include:
• 24/7 access, except during maintenance periods
• automatic personalized course timetables
• easy course review and comparison including full descriptions
• and clear, simplified fee account statements

The town hall will provide students the opportunity to learn about changes to transcripts that are happening in the summer of 2011 as well as changes to fee payment dates and processes under the new system. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

The student town hall will take place at Biosciences Complex 1101 on Feb. 9 at 5:30 pm. The proceedings will be recorded using “lecture capture” technology and available for viewing via a link posted to the University Registrar’s website the next day.
 

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