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Advisor FAQs

What is MyPlanner?

MyPlanner is a new tool in BroncoDirect/PeopleSoft that will help students create a plan to reach graduation at a specific time, as well as aid students in graduating before semester conversion or helping them to more seamlessly transition to the semester calendar. My Planner will be the tool that students use to complete their required Individual Academic Plans (IAPs) in order to fulfill the University Pledge for Semester Conversion.

 

What is an Individual Academic Plan (IAP)?

In order for the University to fulfill its pledge to students that Semester Conversion should not impede progress toward graduation, Individual Academic Plans or IAPs are being required. After a student develops a plan using the MyPlanner tool, at a certain point in time the student will receive a checklist item in PeopleSoft and will be required to submit the plan for review by an advisor. Once the plan is reviewed and approved, it will be kept in PeopleSoft as the student’s official plan. If the student continues to make changes to the plan, than the pledge will be invalidated. Typically, a student is not allowed to complete multiple IAPs but it may be allowed depending on the circumstance.

 

How does MyPlanner work?

Students will be able to plot their required and elective courses for each term, while being able to review a copy of the Degree Progress Report to see which courses in their major they need to graduate and add those courses to their planner. They will also be able to add courses from the catalog to their plan. MyPlanner also allows students to modify their plan when they need to change a course. Advisors have the same access as students and are also able to manipulate a student’s plan if deemed necessary.

 

How will MyPlanner assist students during Semester Conversion?

By using MyPlanner and working with an advisor, students will be able to make a plan to graduate before semester conversion or more seamlessly transition to the semester calendar. Having a plan will help support a student’s graduation goal and potentially save them time and money.

 

How will I know when a course is being offered?

Every department has created a listing of courses that they “plan to offer” each quarter through spring 2018. The three year course offerings list is located on the My Planner website (hyperlink). By consulting these, students will be able to see when their desired courses will be available as they create their plan.

 

What happens if a course is not offered when the student has it scheduled?

The course plan in the MyPlanner tool can easily be adjusted by moving courses to new locations within the schedule. Unfortunately, MyPlanner does not automatically adjust. A student will need to continuously update the plan to ensure accuracy.

 

Does an advisor have access to see student’s plans in MyPlanner?

Because MyPlanner is an online tool in PeopleSoft, both the student and their advisor(s) will be able to view the plan and track both notes and comments. The MyPlanner tool will also give departments information on demand for upcoming courses so that they will have more of an opportunity to try to provide the number of seats needed.

 

When will academic year 2018-19 courses be approved and available to use in MyPlanner?

All departments have submitted their semester courses, and those courses are now in the approval process.  According to the University curriculum timeline, information about Semester courses will be available by Summer 2017.