Managing Information, UW-Madison Graduate School
Data Resources - This link takes you to a list
of Possible Data Resources/Tools and includes info on the Query Library discussed at the October 18, 2011 Grad Coordinators' Meeting.
The GRE® is changing. Starting in August 2011, students will start taking the GRE® revised General Test. Click here for an update from ETS about the GRE ® and TOEFL. Click here to view a PowerPoint presentation with sample questions for the revised general test. Judy Bauman did a presentation about the new GRE at the October 18, 2011 coordinators' meeting. Please go to the coordinators meeting and information link to see her presentation.
The Graduate School was involved in the development of a FAQ in spring 2011 in response to the many questions being raised concerning the impact of both the budget repair bill and the budget bill on tuition remission, benefits and salaries for graduate assistants and fellows. A draft of the FAQ was shared at the April 28 coordinators' meeting. Click here for the final version of the FAQ.
This section contains what you need to know to access GWIS, ISIS and InfoAccess, to update your program or unit's directory or your program's information for the Major Areas of Study pages.
Remember, you'll will need passwords for many different reasons:
To update your program/unit directory (login and password is your department's 3 digit major code, proceeded by the letter "G").
GWIS authorization (see section about GWIS below)
For updating the Graduate School Catalog. When production for the catalog begins, you will receive an email with the Web address for updating your department's narrative and course indicator list. You will use your last name to login and you'll need to create a password, which you will use each time you make changes online.
GWIS was created by the Graduate School to allow electronic communication between departments and the Graduate School Office of Admissions. GWIS is a copy of Graduate School applicant data found in ISIS. This is the system you will use to track and update an applicant's progress in the admissions process. Contact Judy Bauman in the office of Admissions and Academic Services to get access to GWIS.
Academic Record Administration (SARA)
SARA was created by the Graduate School for tracking satisfactory progress of enrolled graduate students. SARA consists of "live" data pulled directly from ISIS, in addition to tracking data developed by the Graduate School (e.g. requests for grade changes, late enrollment, overloads, and degree completion processing). SARA can provide a list of students by programs, or it can display comprehensive information about one student at a time. Contact Judy Bauman to get access to SARA.
ISIS stands for 'Integrated Student Information System'. It is a campuswide system that all modules feed data to: admissions, financial aid, the registrar's office, etc. To get access to ISIS you must register for classes.
This is the service provided by DoIT-End User Computing to provide authorized user access to data in the University's Data Warehouse. You must have an InfoAccess account to be able to download the necessary files.
Graduate Prospective Applicant System (G-PAS)
The Graduate School Prospective Applicant System (G-PAS) is a database of information on individuals who have expressed interest in attending the UW-Madison Graduate School or have participated in programs that serve qualified targeted students (McNair, SROP, CIC SROP, etc.). Authorized faculty and staff can search the database to identify and communicate directly with potential applicants who are interested in their field.
To become an authorized user, you must view the 20 minute G-PAS training video. When you have viewed the entire video, please contact Steve Hahn at firstname.lastname@example.org to activate your authorization.
The Graduate School maintains information about staff in all graduate-degree granting departments and programs. You can use this directory to view other program's contact information. We use this directory when sending information to departmental faculty and staff. The Graduate School relies on departments/programs to keep their directory up to date. To find out who should be updating your directory, check with your admissions coordinator or program chair.
Academic Program pages on the Graduate School Web site
The Graduate School provides a list of available graduate programs and department contact information. To find out who should be updating your directory, check with your admissions coordinator or program chair.