Announcements

Help us in our diversity efforts!

Please update your demographic information in Workday

Brandeis is committed to increasing the compositional diversity of its employees. To measure our progress, we must have accurate and up-to-date demographic information. We can help meet these goals by simply updating our demographic profile in Workday.  Understandably, there may be questions around this request. 

  • What happens with this information?
    Demographic information in Workday is secure and not open access. The Office of Human Resources has oversight of this information and carefully keeps your individual data private. In general, more complete data allows for better recordkeeping and benchmarking against our peer institutions as well.
  • Who has access to it?
    The only people who have access to your demographic information are the staff in Human Resources. Even your manager is not automatically granted access to your demographic information.
  • How does the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) use these data?
    ODEI only seeks to have access to aggregated demographic data. The purpose is to measure progress toward DEI goals and to discern impacts on different communities at Brandeis. ODEI will never have access to your individual demographic data.
  • How does the Office of Planning and Institutional Research (OPIR) use these data?
    OPIR uses the aggregate data to support the work of ODEI and others to support the goals of increasing diversity at Brandeis. This office also reports on these data to external agencies in aggregate.

For questions or more information, please contact the Offices of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or Human Resources.

Workday Student is live

April 22, 2021

Beginning earlier this week (Apr. 20), students began using Workday to manage personal information such as address, pronouns, emergency contacts, etc. Additional Fall semester functionality (e.g., registration, advising) will be rolled out incrementally between April and September. A friendly reminder that students will continue to complete activities for Spring and Summer semesters in Sage. See the upcoming schedule of activities to see when academic-related tasks will be available in Workday.

Want to learn more about the system and what’s coming? Join the Workday Student project team at one of the following virtual drop-in sessions that will include a 20-min demonstration (focusing on the faculty experience) followed by 40-min Q&A. Registration is not required; join using this Zoom link on the specified date/time.
  • Academic Management (courses, viewing roster, grading, registration)
    • Friday, Apr. 23           9 - 10:00 a.m.
    • Friday, May 7            10 - 11:00 a.m.
    • Thursday, May 27      2 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Academic advising (dashboard, academic plans, academic progress)
    • Friday, April 30         10 - 11:00 a.m.
    • Wednesday, May 5   10 - 11:00 a.m. 
    • Wednesday, May 26 2 - 3:00 p.m.
Visit the Workday Student website to view helpful step-by-step job aids and additional resources. If you’re new to Workday, you can learn the Workday Basics (navigating the system, inbox vs. notifications, search feature, and common Workday icons.) Contact workday-help@brandeis.edu or call 781-736-96754 with any questions.

Get Ready: Workday Student coming soon!

In the upcoming months, the university will continue the transition from Sage to Workday Student. The Workday Student team would like to share the following helpful information and timeline of activities. 

  • Sage will continue to be available as the system to complete activities related to both Spring and Summer semesters. 

  • Workday Student will become the university’s new student information system for all Fall 2021-related activities. Beginning in April, students will begin using Workday Student to review and manage their personal information.

  • Additional functionality (e.g., registration, advising) will be rolled out incrementally between April and September.

We encourage you to learn more about the system and what’s coming. Join the Workday Student project team for a system demo and Q&A during the following virtual drop-in sessions.

  • Friday, April 23  9:00 - 10:00 a.m. -- Academic Management (courses, viewing roster, grading, registration)

  • Friday, April 30  10:00 - 11:00 a.m. -- Academic Advising (dashboard, academic plans, academic progress)

Sessions will be held virtually via Zoom and will include a 20-min demonstration (focusing on the faculty experience) followed by 40-min Q&A with the project team and representatives from the Registrar’s Office. Registration is not required; simply join the drop-in session using this Zoom link on the specified date/time.

A detailed schedule of activities will be posted to the Workday Student website in the upcoming week. In addition, resources including job aids, instructional videos, and FAQs will be posted to help faculty, staff, and students with the transition. To learn more about the project, watch this short Intro to Workday Student video. Please contact workday@brandeis.edu with any questions!

Workday Student: Registration and Advising Coming Soon!

February 25, 2021

The Workday Student team is excited to share that the second milestone of the Workday Student implementation is fast approaching! Watch this short Intro to Workday Student video to learn more about the phased transition from Sage to Workday as the university's student information system. This Spring, students will begin using Workday to view and manage personal information and register for Fall 2021 courses, while faculty will be able to view student records and information about their advisees. 

The project teams are working together with partners from functional offices, academic departments, and the community for the upcoming rollout. The team will be using multiple approaches and communication channels to prepare the community for the upcoming transition including video tutorials, virtual training, and drop-in sessions. More information will be provided in the upcoming weeks. Visit the Workday Student project website to learn more including project overview, upcoming milestones, and functionality. Please contact us at workday@brandeis.edu with any questions!

Workday Student Update

December 17, 2020

It may be winter, but the Workday Student project team is looking ahead to Spring 2021 with the rollout of the second milestone of course registration and advising functionality. The team completed the first of four major milestones last month with the rollout of an automated process for proposing and approving new courses, currently in use by the Registrar’s Office.
 
To help prepare the community for the transition from Sage to Workday Student, the team recently launched readiness workshops with a network of change liaisons comprised of faculty, staff, and student representatives from across campus to share project updates, provide system demonstrations, and address questions.Additional information and readiness materials such as Workday terminology, job aids and FAQs will be shared with the broader campus community in the upcoming months. 
 
Visit the Workday Student project website to learn more including project overview, upcoming milestones and functionality. Please contact us at workday@brandeis.edu with any questions!

Workday System Update, Student Milestone 1

November 12, 2020

Workday will be unavailable on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 2 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the monthly maintenance updates along with supporting activities for the upcoming Workday Student milestone 1 go-live. Workday will be unavailable during this time including access to self-service activities (e.g., timesheet, personal information). 

A reminder that the first release of Workday Student functionality will go-live on Nov. 23 when an automated process for proposing and approving new courses for the 2021-22 academic year will be released for use by faculty, academic administrators, and the Registrar’s Office!
 
This is the first of four major milestones as the university transitions all remaining Sage functionality to Workday Student over the next year. To learn more about the project including functionality and timeline of each milestone and FAQs, visit the Workday Student project website
 
For questions, please contact workday@brandeis.edu.