The Office of the University Registrar is part of the Student Registration and Financial Services team. The office plays a central role in the Next Generation Student Systems project (NGSS) and aims to modernize its systems and methods of supporting the academic mission and community of the University of Pennsylvania. To drive the success of this ambitious project we are rapidly growing an energetic, positive, and forward thinking team. The Catalog and Curriculum (CAT/CM) Business Analyst will play a critical role in the office’s transition to a new curriculum management system and student information system.
Reporting to the Assistant University Registrar for Catalog and Curriculum, the CAT/CM Business Analyst will provide user support to university stakeholders on all aspects of the Catalog Management and Curriculum Inventory Managements tools.
The CAT/CM Business Analyst works with clients and academic and technical team members to understand business requirements that drive the systems used to archive and track versions of all academic offerings across the university. This position is responsible for providing data, process and system requirements to clients and team members, manages change specifications, and works with developers and vendors to deliver solutions.
The CAT/CM Business Analyst serves as a resource to school partners on the course and curriculum approval process, performs workflow maintenance, and will proofread and edit the University’s catalog prior to publication.
Primary responsibilities include:
Support the Assistant Registrars for Catalog and Curriculum with the maintenance of the Curriculum Inventory Management System. He/ she will manage and troubleshoot workflow processes, assign and update roles, and evaluate course and program proposals to ensure compliance with federal regulations and institutional guidelines; and alignment with University coding conventions to ensure all downstream systems correctly receive approved content. The position will provide assistance in the tracking and documentation of all Catalog Management and Curriculum Inventory Management systems metrics.
Support the annual production and publication of the University’s course catalog. Draw on in-depth knowledge of Penn’s data, multiple administrative systems, and the academic intentions of proposals moving through the workflow to assess the organizational structure, content, and uniformity of the catalog by reviewing and editing content to meet University and industry standards.
Serve as a university resource, interpreting, explaining, and enforcing academic policies as published on Penn websites, within the university catalog, and within governance documents. Utilize that knowledge to work with the Assistant Registrar for Catalog and Curriculum, the CAT/CM technical lead, and software vendor to problem-solve and test software upgrades, and to make changes to specifications, business process, and system configuration to meet business need changes.
Work with the Assistant Registrars for Catalog and Curriculum, and with feedback from all 12 Penn schools, to write, edit, and develop the documentation and training materials related to University systems, including Ellucian’s Scribe and Banner, and LeepFrog’s Catalog Management, Curriculum Inventory Management, and Focus Search; as well as a new PATH system currently in development with the University. He/ she will deliver the trainings and will provide user support.
Frequent, prompt, and courteous interactions with faculty, department administrators, School representatives, and University officials.
Internal Number: 46368
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