This Week in LIS - 27 January 2012
Headline of the Week: Parent access now available on my.luther.edu
Students can now grant permission to a parent to view the their financial and/or academic information via http://my.luther.edu. We call this software application a Parent Portal.
This software application gives a student the opportunity to allow their parents/guardians/others access to view their financial or academic information which is currently available to the student via http//:my.luther.edu under the following options:
- My Documents
- Financial Aid Award Letter
- Web Statement of Account
- View My 1098-T Form
- W-2 Statements
- Registration Clearance
- My Class Schedule
For more information, please visit http://www.luther.edu/financialservices/student/costpymt/parentportal/
How does the student grant permission to the parent?
The student logs into http://my.luther.edu using their Norse Key username and password. After logging in, click on the Students Menu and under User Profile click on Grant Rights to Parent/Guardians. Then follow instructions provided on the screen.
After the student completes the granting of the parent rights, a confirmation email will be sent to the parent. This email will contain the parent’s login information. Using the information in the email, the parent will log into http://my.luther.edu. After logging in, the parent will click on the Students Menu and under Student Information click on Access for Student’s Info. Then follow instructions provided on the screen.
If you have trouble logging into my.luther you can contact the Luther College Technology Help Desk at help.luther.edu or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 563-387-1000
LIS Blog Highlights from the Week
The following articles are sampled from those available on the LIS Blog:
- Miller Wireless Network back to normal.
- We’ll Try to Keep It Down, But You May Just Have to Move
- Phishing Scam Attempt
- New Online Campus Directory in Place
- Software Development Meeting January 23, 2012 [Luther only]
- Where else can you work and play broomball over lunch?
- Library Services Meeting
- Art Index Moves to EBSCO
- Words of Wellness – February 2012
- Parent access now available on my.luther.edu
- Online Reputation Management Webinar Monday
- Mobile Tech + Libraries = Fabulous Online Conference [Luther only]
Notes from LIS Council
LIS Council is the leadership team within LIS. Among the topics discussed this past week were:
- New Items
- February LIS General
- Discussed topics for next week’s LIS General and will be sharing them out with LIS prior to the meeting.
- MISO Email Messages
- Reviewed the timeline for the MISO Survey of LIS service and support which opens Thursday, February 16th and closes Monday, February 27th. All faculty, all staff, and a random sampling of students will be invited to participate.
- Social Media Summit
- A group of Luther representatives, including members of LIS, met earlier this week to discuss social media usage and support on campus.
- Cyber Liability Insurance
- Luther is researching the possibility of acquiring cyber liability insurance.
- Data Privacy / Security
- January is Data Privacy Month for Higher Education. We reviewed recent conversations, upcoming conversations, and products under consideration. We also discussed privacy and security education of the campus community and will discuss this further at next week’s LIS General. Join us for Monday’s webinar in Hovde at noon entitled, lol…OMG!: What Everyone Needs to Know About Online Reputation Management.
- Web Hosting Policies
- Reviewed current policy stating that if a request for web hosting is in relation to content for a faculty member’s page, then it should be in the Reason Content Management System.
- February LIS General
- Returning Items
- A draft policy for Luther in regard to GooglePlus will be reviewed at next week’s LIS General.
As a member of NITLE (National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education), Luther has the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of developmental and training programs intended for faculty, librarians, and information technologists. Events listed at the links below are currently open for registration by Luther participants. LIS Staff who are interested in participating in an event should speak with Diane Gossman. Faculty who are interested in participating should speak with Lori Stanley. Participation is contingent upon available funding and program acceptance.
Conferences & Events: http://www.nitle.org/events/events_list.php
Digital Humanities Events: http://www.nitle.org/help/digital_humanities_events.php
Teachers Without Borders Series: https://lis.luther.edu/files/NITLEandTWB.pdf
Upcoming LIS Training, Instruction, and Professional Development Opportunities
Click on the event below for specific information and for a link to register. More information on training and development events is available.
|lol…OMG!: What Everyone Needs to Know About Online Reputation Management||Online Conference||Jan 30 2012 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm||Preus Library – Hovde Lounge||Open|
|Faculty Brown-Bag: Post-"Nature" Projections: Ecological Media Teaching and Research||Faculty Development||Feb 14 2012 – 11:30am – 12:30pm||Dahl Centennial Union – Mott||Open|
Food for Thought: Where else can you work and play broomball over lunch?
Can you identify the players on the LIS Broomball team?
(hint, they are wearing the blue helmets). Best guesses get candy.
In case you were wondering, the game ended in a tie.
Thanks to Marcia Gullickson for this week’s submission.
This Week in LIS is published most Fridays by Diane Gossman, Chair of the LIS Council, on behalf of the LIS Council at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. The Library and Information Services Council provides strategic leadership for information support to Luther College and its mission.