The entire Banner administrative suite of systems serves as a Unified Digital Campus for Fairfield University - an environment in which systems, individuals, and communities interact seamlessly for learning, teaching, administration, and achievement.
Administrative Computing (Ellucian, formerly SunGard Higher Education) provides management, staff, and faculty with both administrative and academic technology solutions. It offers each person access to innovative online services with an array of products such as:
The AR department and the Bursar's office keep track of all payments to the University using the AR module in Banner.
Undergraduate applicants and accepted students are entered into the Banner Student System.
This module went live in November 1995.
With the Banner Advancement module the University is able to keep track of alumni, update records, and process donations.
Banner Finance went live at Fairfield University on July 1, 1996.
Banner Finance provides a comprehensive integrated financial management system, which enables tracking, maintenance, and processing of all relevant financial data.
For more information on Banner Finance at Fairfield University, click on:
This module allows the University to track students, financial aid applications and awards.
This is the unifying module for Banner. Here, reports, letters, and population selections are run - pulling information from all modules.
The module went live April 1, 1996
This module contains employment and benefits records, as well as biographic and demographic information of personnel.
Banner Payroll went live on January 1, 1997.
Payroll and tax information for faculty, staff, and student workers are maintained here. Also, checks are processed in-house using Banner.
This module went live in September 1994.
All student information including housing, registration, and grades is maintained in this module. Because Banner runs on Oracle, a relational database, student records in this module are linked to records in other modules (i.e. financial aid).
Currently, there are several Workflow processes in production including ones for the processing of student withdrawals, the recruitment of Federal Work Study students, and for non-exempt employee reviews. Workflow's automated processes allow business events to trigger user notifications, business process logic, external or internal emails, and automated activities. It automates, simplifies, and directs the flow of information through Banner. The results are efficient operations, increased automation and visibility, and university-wide consistency.
Banner Document Management
This software allows a person with the appropriate access to scan documents into the Document Management system and link the scanned image to a student's or constituent's record. It offers many exciting features. Aside from ease of use and flexibility there is a rubber stamp feature (i.e. "Personalized", "Confidential") and annotations (notes, shapes, highlights, etc.) can be added to a scanned document to draw attention to a particular area of the document. Since the paper document has been scanned, the image is available to anyone with the appropriate administrative access rights.
Administrative Computing is working with the Advancement division in their efforts to roll out Xtender. Ignatian Residential College is also using the product.
Course Studio provides functions for faculty that enable them to create and maintain their course homepages. It also allows faculty to combine several sections of the same course into one unified homepage. Students are automatically given access to course homepage when they enroll in a course.
Instructors use Course Studio* to accomplish the following tasks:
- Create and manage the course homepage, including the links, articles, files, and photo content
- Set up the course message board with topics and an overall description, and delete topics, messages, or replies as necessary
- Create and manage the course calendar
- Assign privileges to course members so responsibility for any of the above tasks can be delegated
*Clicking on the Academics tab followed by clicking on the course name in the My Courses channel brings you to the course homepage.
Employee Self-Service - Is a system of information for employees with online access to the following:
- Benefits and deductions including Health Insurance, Flexible Spending, and coming soon Beneficiaries and Dependents
- Pay Information including Direct Deposit Breakdown, Earnings History, Pay Stubs, Deductions History (United Way and Credit Union)
- Current and Past University jobs
- Time off (for non-exempt employees only)
- Tax forms including W2 and W4 (Federal only)
Student Self-Service - An online system for students to: register for courses, review grades, view or print their class schedules, run degree evaluations, and check student account and financial aid information.
For assistance with Banner, please contact the Help Desk at (203) 254-4000 ext. 4069.