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SPIRE Training Schedule for Staff and Advisors

About SPIRE Training for Staff

  • You need to apply online to get access to SPIRE.  Apply for SPIRE access.
  • Your department head and the Registrar's Office must approve your application.
  • If in-person training is required, we will invite you to the next available session as soon as approval is granted. 
  • Some training is available online - we will send you the details.
  • Prior registration is required. We are not able to accommodate walk-ins at this time.
  • Please contact us at spire-training@it.umass.edu if you have questions.

 

Academic Records & Class Rosters (SPIRE A)

Academic Records classes train faculty and staff from academic departments to access students' personal information (e.g., addresses, telephone numbers) and academic records (e.g., majors, advisors, grades, view or manage undergraduate student holds, or class schedules). The class covers creating transcripts and viewing class rosters. 

 

SPIRE for Advisors

Training for advisor level access to SSC Campus and SPIRE is facilitated by Undergraduate Student Success. The training, Advising for Success, is held every other Wednesday from 10am – 12pm in 416 Goodell. Faculty and staff who have been approved for advisor access via the Advisor Access Request Form are eligible to attend. After receiving access approval, individuals will receive an email regarding training dates and sign-up information from Undergraduate Student Success.

For questions, please email Undergraduate Student Success at campus@umass.edu. More information and training session schedules are available online at https://blogs.umass.edu/campus.

 

Enrollment Requests & Overrides (SPIRE B)

Prerequisite: Academic Records (SPIRE A)

Enrollment Requests & Overrides classes provide hands-on training for enrollment overrides. Learn how to enroll students in your department's courses by overriding class capacity, requisites, or instructor consent requirements. Also learn how to view your department's class rosters and use queries to check departmental compliance with the requirement to post textbook data.

 

Academic Dean Functions / Credit Limit Overrides

Prerequisite: Academic Records (SPIRE A)

These workshops train academic deans and their staff to update students' enrollment limits, audit grade changes, and view students’ incompletes.

 

Class Management using CAPS (Class Automated Proposal System)

CAPS classes cover scheduling and updating classes for your department. Learn how to view class information, request changes, add new courses and sections, and communicate with Course & Classroom Management.

 

Graduation Tracking & Clearance

This class trains academic department staff to use SPIRE to evaluate students' records to determine whether or not to clear them for graduation, and to record clearance status.