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Short Courses

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

The spring Short Courses have been announced and are under way. Surf over to the Short Courses page to see the classes offered and to get registration information. Courses offered this semester include classes in SPSS, SAS, Stata EViews, New Technologies for Survey Research, R & S-Plus Programming and Getting Started with DreamWeaver MX/

Customized Short Courses

Faculty members can request customized short courses from ACS, geared to their class needs. Other groups can request special courses also. Contact ACS for more information (ISB 119, 565-4068,

Especially for Faculty and Staff Members

In addition to the ACS Short Courses, which are available to students, faculty and staff, staff and faculty members can take courses offered through the Human Resources Department, the Center for Distributed Learning, and the UNT Libraries' Multimedia Development Lab. Additionally, the Center for Continuing Education and Conference Management offers a variety of courses to both UNT and the general community, usually for a small fee.

EIS Training

Student Records Level I Training

The Registrar's Office will continue to offer EIS Student Records Level I Training throughout the Spring 2005 semester. Please review the training schedule below for available times and dates.

STUDENT RECORDS LEVEL I TRAINING: Level I Student Records Training is a hands-on training session that concentrates on basic view access in EIS. In addition to discussions on basic EIS academic structure the users will view student personal information, FERPA status, residency status, registration eligibility, study lists (schedules), grades, enrollment requests, programs/plans, service indicators (blocks) and print unofficial transcripts. Users will also learn how to search for classes and rooms, view class rosters and look up instructor schedules and view the student portal.

TO REGISTER:  Email Sara Akers at with your preferred training time. Please include your EUID, full email address and position at UNT. If you do not know your EUID please go to:

Dates for Level I training in ESSC 152 lab:

  • March 29, 2005: 8:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
  • April 14, 2005: 1:30-3:00 p.m.
  • May 4, 2005: 8:30-11:00 a.m.

Purchasing and Payment Services 3 - Part Training

Presented by the PPS Team, these sessions will lead participants through the Policies and Laws effecting Procurement including Contracts, Bid Requirements, Independent Contractors and the utilization of HUB vendors. Sessions also include information concerning Travel, Check Requests, Tracking Inventory and use of the Purchasing Card.

Our training is beneficial to all UNT employees who do purchasing, inventory, process travel, or utilize a purchasing card. All classes will be held in Marquis Hall, Room 118:

  • Thursday, Feb 10, 2004 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
  • Thursday, Feb 17, 2005 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
  • Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Contact at Human Resources for registration.

Electronic Procurement (ePro) Training

As many of you are aware, the electronic procurement (ePro) module of EIS has been implemented. We have discontinued the use of paper requisition forms as of September 1, 2004.

ePro requires training for both the ePro Coordinator (individual performing entry/creation/tracking of the purchasing requisition) and the DeptID and/or the Project Holder (Approver). Computer security will not be established until individuals have completed the required training.

At this time, classes will be conducted at the Research Park, EIS Training Room. Directions given at time of registration. Please note: We reserve the right to cancel or change the training location for class attendance under 3.

Next classes are scheduled for Tuesday 02/22/05, note the times below:

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM,
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM,
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Please e-mail Tina Koenig,, indicating the time you plan to attend and for which class.

If you have not submitted an ePro DeptID Holder Information Form or an ePro Coordinators Information Form, please fill the form out on-line and attach it to your email requesting registration. This is necessary in order to establish security for your use of the system.

GroupWise Training

Information about GroupWise training can be found at the GroupWise course site.

If you missed the class, the handout for the GroupWise 6.5 JunkMail Class is online at

If would like to have a Basic GroupWise seminar for your area, please contact Jason Gutierrez, Network Computing Services,

Center for Distributed Learning

The Center for Distributed Learning offers courses especially for Faculty Members. A list of topics and further information can be found at

The center also offers a "Brown Bag" series which meets for lunch the first Thursday of each month at Noon in Chilton 245. The purpose of this group is to bring faculty members together to share their experiences with distributed learning. One demonstration will be made at each meeting by a faculty member with experience in distributed learning. More information on these activities can be found at the Center for Distributed Learning Website.

Technical Training

Technical Training for campus network managers is available, from time to time, through the Network Computing Services (NCS) division of the Computing and Information Technology Center. Check the NCS site to see if and when they are offering any training.

UNT Mini-Courses

There are a variety of courses offered, for a fee, to UNT faculty, staff and students as well as the general public. For additional information surf over to

Library Workshops for Graduate Students

The Library has scheduled three workshops for graduate students this semester. The dates and times remaining are:

Saturday, Feb. 26, 10:00 - 12:00

They will be held in the Willis Library Learning Center, W136, immediately to your left as you walk into the Library.

These workshops are open to all graduate students, and will give hands-on experience with some of the general databases that contain many full-text scholarly articles, plus Digital Dissertations, the primary database for searching dissertations. Other information of importance to graduate students will also be covered, such as interlibrary loan and setting up search alerts. If time allows, more subject-specific databases will be covered. The workshop will take place in the Willis Library Learning Center (W 136), immediately to the left as you enter the Library doors (not the General Access Lab). It will last approximately ninety minutes.

If you have questions, please call or e-mail Frances A. May at 940-565-4812,

Alternate Forms of Training

Many of the General Access Labs around campus have tutorials installed on their computers. The Training Web site has all sorts of information about alternate forms of training. Computer Based Training (CBT) is one of the alternatives offered.

For further information on CBT at UNT, see the article New and Improved Microsoft Elearning Titles Available to Faculty and Staff  in this issue of Benchmarks Online and Computer-based Training Curriculum Update  in the January, 2005 issue.

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