‘Growl’ and SIS are Retiring

A new system to track student grades, classes, and academic progress goes online on Oct. 21.

UCR has been ranked 29 in Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money 2017.”

The online system that tracks student grades, class registration and transcripts for UC Riverside students is getting an upgrade. The Student Information System (SIS) and “GROWL” will be retired at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 and the new Banner Student Information System will go online one week later, on Friday, Oct. 21.

Faculty members will still access iGrade, iLearn and iEval the same way as before the transition. However, the R’Space portal will be populated with new features to help streamline workflow.

The latest news on the transition timeline can be found here.

“For students, the new system will be easier, because they can transact all their business from R’Web,” said LaRae Lundgren, UCR’s associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment. “They will be able to see their academic history, financial aid, grades, student account information, personal information, iLearn, schedule of classes. They will be able to register for classes, order transcripts, verifications, text books, and more. “

Lundgren said that UCR purchased a system called Banner “Student” in June, 2014 to offer a more seamless experience for accessing student data. Since that time, the campus has been working on making a smooth transition to the new system, in close partnership with staff who advise UCR students.

“The new system is intended to improve academic and administrative processes for undergraduate and graduate admissions, registration, and billing. It will integrate a number of functions that are currently performed in separate, sometimes incompatible, systems,” she said.

More information is available on the procedural changes that have occurred during UCR’s transition to Banner.

If you have questions about the transition, let us know!

Banner tutorials can be accessed at ucrlearning.ucr.edu.  Search using the word, “Banner.”

To see what has been happening behind the scenes, visit the Banner website.

The Ellucian company works with more than 2,400 institutions. The UCR office of Financial Aid has used Banner Student products to manage financial aid processes since the 2010-2011 academic year.


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