Geaux Forward Bulletin, Issue 12

Issue 12: November 3, 2017

Current Work & Accomplishments 

  • This week, feedback gathering sessions were held with Associate & Assistant Deans, college counselors, undergraduate advisors and graduate advisors. We had twenty-four attendees across the four sessions and encourage you to tell colleagues that further sessions are planned in the weeks ahead. Staff who are interested in participating can RSVP at
  • Members of the Project Team met with IT Governance members representing H&SS and Athletics to discuss their needs for data on the scorecard.
  • Two more Brown Bag Lunch and Learns were held on October 30 and 31 to view the extended video showing Workday Student functionality.
  • Our first scenario presentation was made at the Associate & Assistant Deans’ meeting on November 3. Further demonstrations are planned for November 7 and 8 (details below).

Upcoming Work & Milestones

  • Feedback gathering sessions have been scheduled with 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.
  • 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.
  • The Project Team is planning a trip to Alexandria on November 10 to meet with Admissions, Recruiting, Financial Aid, Student Records and Student Financials representatives from the different LSU campuses.