Geaux Forward Bulletin, Issue 11

Issue 11: October 27, 2017

Current Work & Accomplishments 

  • The Project Team also continues to prepare for campus demonstrations of LSU-specific scenarios. These scenarios will be demonstrated for the first time at the Associate and Assistant Dean's meeting on November 3. Further town halls will be held on November 7 from 3 – 5 p.m. in Room 10, Lockett Hall and November 8 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in room E-130, Howe-Russell. These town halls will provide an opportunity for the campus community to learn more about what the Geaux Forward project is and to view an overview of basic functionality in Workday Student as part of the Fit & Feasibility Study currently underway.
  • Elahe Russell, Executive Director in Bursar Operations, was featured in this month’s Graduate Staff Spotlight. We noted she mentioned the Student Systems Modernization Project and are excited to continue to work with Elahe!

Upcoming Work & Milestones

  • Reminder: Brown Bag Lunch and Learns have been scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday. The extended video showing Workday Student functionality is 3 hours long and has been split into two 1½ hour portions. Part One will be shown October 30 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with Part Two following on October 31 at the same time. Both sessions will be held in Frey 206/207. A WebEx offering is also available at the same time. To RSVP or to request WebEx information, visit To date, 42 people have attended the first 2 video showings: 17 from Academic Colleges, International Programs and Student Life, 25 from Payroll, Bursar, Accounting, Payables, ITS and University Audit.
  • Feedback gathering sessions have been scheduled with Associate & Assistant Deans, Counselors, Undergraduate & Graduate Advisors, Administrative Coordinators, and faculty who work with the course offering, helping students with registration related questions regarding waitlisting, prerequisites, etc.. If you are a member of one of these groups and need information about these, please email for more information. We’re looking for further feedback from anyone whose current work touches the student systems on the mainframe.
  • In preparation for the go-no-go decision in December, team leadership will be meeting with each IT Governance member individually to document their needs for data on the scorecard. These meetings are currently being scheduled through the month of November.