The Baruch College Faculty Handbook

DegreeWorks
An on-line student degree audit and advising system

Last updated on 6/22/04

To: Baruch Community
From: Phyllis Bagley, Arthur Downing, David Potash
Re: DegreeWorks Project launched; Stephen Andrus appointed project manager

Date: June 22, 2004

We are delighted to announce the launch of DegreeWorks, an on-line student degree audit and advising system being implemented over the next nine months and the appointment of Stephen Andrus as the DegreeWorks project manager. The system addresses several pressing needs and several CUNY colleges are currently implementing DegreeWorks. The promise is so great for this system that funding here comes from the student technology fee.

Stephen Andrus brings outstanding expertise to the project. He has extensive information systems project experience in the corporate world and in-depth knowledge of Baruch, having taught for several years in the CIS department. We are very fortunate to have his leadership, for the participation, cooperation and coordination of many different departments and people is necessary to complete this project. The entire academic community will be called upon to make DegreeWorks effective here.

Once in production, DegreeWorks allows students to do on-line degree audits and generate various What-If Analyses. A DegreeWorks audit is an on-line computerized evaluation report that compares coursework and credits to intended degree requirements. The What-If capabilities helps students and advisors determine, for instance, whether the student has met the course requirements and has the GPA for admission to the Zicklin School of Business.

These new capabilities will greatly enhance a student's understanding and control of their academic progress, as well as proving an important tool for all advisors, faculty members and staff. Along with providing these "front-line" functions, DegreeWorks reporting capability helps to meet essential for planning, and research needs.

More information about DegreeWorks will be shared with the entire Baruch community in the next few weeks and as we reach various milestones in the project.


If you have any questions, contact DegreeWorks@Baruch.CUNY.edu.

Please join with us in supporting Stephen Andrus and the DegreeWorks project.