Berkeley City College: Removing Barriers on the Transfer Pathway

Dr. Angélica Garcia, president of Berkeley City College, said the beauty of the ADT is that it focused on organization systems doing the work so that students didn’t have to continue to navigate the transfer maze.

“We have to be student-ready,” said Garcia. “ADT took the institutional and the organizational responsibility for us to get our stuff together so students could focus on being students. … AB 928 is going to further support that by additional streamlining.”

Berkeley City College accounts for over 55% of all transfers from the Peralta Community College district (East Bay) to four-year institutions. The college is recognized among the top producers in CSU transfers. There is intentionality behind this success, said Garcia, which also includes students transferring to UC Berkeley and UC Davis.

“We work very hard to recognize students who identify transfer as their goal regardless of their prior academic preparation,” Garcia said. “We now think how we provide comprehensive intervention with academic and student support.”

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Chancellor Announcement: PeopleSoft Upgrade Phase One Complete

Dear Peralta Community,
Earlier this week, the Peralta Community College District completed Phase One of our technology upgrade of Oracle’s PeopleSoft system. This has been an all consuming project. Together, we did it.

With Phase One complete, we have successfully moved our enterprise system for finance, human resources, and student data management to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Moving to the Oracle Cloud improves our cyber security and provides increased protection of student and employee personal information. It also provides for enhanced disaster recovery (let us hope that aspect is not needed).

Also included in Phase One was the upgrade of our tools Passport, PROMT, and ONE Peralta to PeopleSoft version 9.2. The names of the tools and the URLs have changed, while the functions and workflows remain the same for now.

Passport is now known as Campus Solutions. We’ve created a landing page for students at https://web.peralta.edu/admissions/student-campus-solutions/. Employees can navigate to Campus Solutions here: https://sa.peralta.edu/
PROMT has been replaced by Campus Solutions and Human Capital Management. We’ve created a landing page for Employees here to help guide you to the right place: https://web.peralta.edu/faculty-staff-center/
The URL for Campus Solutions is https://sa.peralta.edu/ – Faculty should use this site for accessing the Faculty Center, schedule search, rosters, grades and other tasks about classes or students.
The URL for Human Capital Management is https://hcm.peralta.edu – Faculty and other employees should use this site to view checks, benefits, W-2, update personal information and other HR related functions.
ONE Peralta has been replaced with Finance Management, now located at https://fm.peralta.edu/

PeopleSoft code freeze & migration coming up on February 10

The Peralta Community College District has been working for many months toward an update of PeopleSoft software from Oracle. We are nearing the next step in the upgrade process, which is to cut over from our current version to 9.2. This cut over process will last several days, beginning on February 10 and concluding on February 16. This cutover is timed during a long holiday weekend so as to minimize disruption to work and study. The Peralta Colleges are closed Friday February 12 in observance of Lincoln’s birthday and Monday February 15 in observance of Washington’s birthday.

Here is what will happen:

On Wednesday February 10 at 10pm Pacific Time we will shut down access to PeopleSoft 9.0. This means you will no longer be able to access Passport, PROMT, ePAF, reports from PowerBI, or ONE Peralta.
From February 10-15 we will copy over all the data from the old system into the new system.
Beginning on Tuesday, February 16 at 6am Pacific Time, we will be allowed back into PeopleSoft accessing the new 9.2 system with our data intact.
During that window of downtime from late Feb 10 until early Feb 16, students and employees will not be able to access PeopleSoft powered tools including Passport, PROMT, ePAF, ONE Peralta, or PowerBI reports using student data.

During that window of PeopleSoft planned downtime, faculty, staff and students will still be able to access CANVAS, SARS for scheduling, and the Peralta Portal for access to your email and Microsoft tools.

As part of the upgrade to PeopleSoft version 9.2 when we have access again on February 16, PROMT, ONE Peralta, and Passport will cease to exist and will be replaced by new, mobile-friendly tools that provide the same functions:
PROMT (https://pr.peralta.edu/) will become the Peralta Human Capital Management (HCM) System and will be available at https://hcm.peralta.edu.
ONE Peralta (https://one.peralta.edu) will become the Peralta Financial & Supply Chain Management (FSCM) System and will be available at https://fm.peralta.edu.
Passport (https://pa.peralta.edu) will become the Peralta Campus Solutions (CS) System and will be available at https://sa.peralta.edu.
The good news is that most of the PeopleSoft 9.2 workflows are the same as we have now so much of the new system will be very familiar.