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  • February 7, 2017

Campus Solutions 9.2 PUM Update Image 4 available

Lawrence Borgione
Campus Solutions Product Strategy Manager
Campus Solutions 9.2 PUM Update Image 4 available

The CS 9.2 PUM Update Image 4 is now available from the PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM) Home Page (MOS Doc ID 1641843.2) by selecting the Update Image Home Pages tab and choosing Campus Solutions Update Image Home Page.  Contents of CS 9.2 PUM Image 4 (CS 9.2.004) are highlighted in the PeopleSoft CS 9.2 Update Image Overview document at (Doc ID 2116071.1). These links and more are available by visiting the PeopleSoft Information Portal.

With CS 9.2 PUM Image 4 we continue delivering  Campus Solutions Fluid UI features some of which are demonstrated in the video: PeopleSoft Fluid UI Campus Solutions 9.2 PUM Image 4 Video Feature Overview 

Here is a summary of highlighted features delivered in CS 9.2 PUM Image 4: 

Campus Community

Activity Guide Instance Maintenance: With the increasing popularity and use of Activity Guides, their maintenance becomes an important consideration.  New administrative delivered processes allow an administrator to update or delete Activity Guide instances using Population Selection and PS Query to identify the instances that need to be addressed. The processes can be run on individual instances or batches from the Task Management Work Center.

Common Attribute Framework Updates: The Common Attribute Framework (CAF) is an innovative feature that allows customer implementation teams to easily add fields to existing tables via configuration rather than modification. The following tables are now CAF-enabled:

Academic Program 
Academic Plan Table 
Academic Subplan Table 

Financial Aid

Fluid Financial Aid Disbursements: Accessing, viewing, and managing Financial Aid information is extremely important for students.   New delivered pages in FA Fluid Self Service support the display of Disbursement related information in a variety of different formats including by Aid Year, Award Period and Term. Updates to other existing pages with disbursement information ensure that the information is readily available to the user from mobile devices. 

Financial Aid Population Update/Population Selection Additions: The following records have been added or enhanced and can be updated using the Population Update process:

Student Aggregate Life 
Loan Origination 
Fiscal Item Type Table 
Fiscal Item Type Comments 
Official Residency Data 
Loan Counseling Information 
Student Award Period 
 The following processes now include Population Selection as a selection criteria:
Pell Payment Origination
Direct Loan Origination

Student Records 

Class Search:  We are introducing an entirely new class search feature with the CS 9.2 Self Service Fluid UI. To deploy modern search capabilities we are using the PeopleSoft Search Framework with the Elasticsearch engine to support the use of keywords, wild cards, configurable filtering criteria, sorting, favorites (courses), and “recently viewed” features to allow students to easily identify a class for enrollment.  Campus Solutions has provided comprehensive setup to configure and manage new delivered class search functionality.   However, customers will need to deploy Elasticsearch and also configure the server that supports it when implementing. CS 9.2 Class Search requires a minimum of PeopleTools 8.55.12.*

Fluid Class Enrollment:  Once courses have been identified in the search results, a student can navigate and view class section details and select the desired class and its components for enrollment.  For multiple component classes, new logic has been delivered that displays all of their scheduled combinations making accurate selection easy for the user. After selecting the class, the student follows a delivered Enrollment Activity Guide designed to assist users as they complete the enrollment process.  While the shopping cart can still be used to gather classes and enroll, we are also introducing a configurable option that allows a student to submit the class directly for enrollment. 

View Class Schedule: The class schedule is a read-only page that displays all of the classes (in a list or calendar view) the student has enrolled in, dropped or waitlisted.  Students can review meeting or class details including instructor information. 

Drop Classes: This provides an easy and intuitive way for students to drop classes from their class schedule using a delivered Activity Guide.

*Note:  To learn more about the technical requirements for Elasticsearch, you are encouraged to visit PeopleTools Elasticsearch Home Page in My Oracle Support (Doc ID 2205540.2) and the PeopleSoft Information Portal’s Key Concepts Search section. 

As usual, every CS PUM Image delivers a number of regulatory updates and PUM Image 4 is no different and includes updates to: 
The Australian regulatory requirement Unique Student Identifier (USI).
Victoria Tertiary Admission Center (VTAC, Australia) for Admission Year 2016–2017.
HECS-HELP (Australia) for 2017.
CHESSN (Australia) for 2017.
Studielink (Netherlands) functionality .
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA, UK) for Student Return 2016-2017.

US Financial Aid Updates:
2017-2018 Financial Aid Shopping Sheet updates
Updates to Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) processing
Changes in ISIR Load components in Financial Aid History
Updates to Verification processing:  2014-2015 Manage Verification component to FINANCIAL_AID_HISTORY

Financial Aid Regulatory 2017-2018 Release 3 (9.0 Bundle 44, 9.2 PUM Image 4) webcast can be found at:  Current Adviser Webcasts Schedule and Archived Downloads can be found by going to My Oracle Support, PeopleSoft Enterprise Adviser Webcast Schedule and Archived recordings (Doc ID 1456265.1).  

 (To our blog readers:   Sometimes we get questions about CS functionality in our blog's comments.  For responses related to CS feature functionality, we suggest submitting an entry on the PeopleSoft My Oracle Support Campus Solutions Community. It's an easy and fast way to connect with the experts on our Global Support team who will respond to you in a timely fashion.)

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