Discoverer for SIS
What is Discoverer?
Oracle Discoverer is the reporting and analysis tool used in conjunction with the Integrated System's Human Resources, Finance, and Student Information System (SIS) modules. Access to Discoverer for the SIS is dependent on your specific reporting responsibilities.
The University seeks to strike a balance between open access to data and data protection by assigning Integrated System (IS) and Student Information System (SIS) responsibilities to employees. Responsibilities allow access to specific categories of data and the assignment process complies with the University of Virginia Administrative Data Access Policy.
Requests for Student Information System responsibilities are made by you or your supervisor and submitted via the Electronic Self-Help Access Request Process (ESharp). To begin the access process, go to ESharp. In most cases, additional responsibilities are automatically assigned with a responsibility.
Six Month Rule: If you have taken a required class for a specific responsibility, but have not completed the training nor have had the responsibility activated within six months of taking the class, you will be required to retake the class. Also, if you are assigned a responsibility that you previously had, which was deactivated for longer than 6 months, you will be required to retake the course(s) before it is reactivated.
In addition to the online Discoverer Reporting course required for most SIS reporting responsibilities (see functional module pages) you can also enroll in the online Advanced Discoverer course.
|Reporting Responsibility||Training Requirement|
|Student Records||See the Student Records toolkit|
|Admission||See the Admission toolkit|
|Departmental Aid / Student Aid Funding Model (SAFM)||See the Departmental Aid toolkit|
|Financial Aid||See the Financial Aid toolkit|
|Student Finance||See the Student Finance toolkit|
SIS reporting users should take advantage of the workshop sessions held weekly by the SIS Reporting Team.
The following reference materials are available for your use:
SIS Reporting website: For access to the online Data Catalog and to view a schedule for weekly SIS Reporting Q&A sessions, click here.
SISReports Listserv: To receive updates and information for SIS Reporting, join the SIS Reports Listserv. To subscribe to the listserv, click on the word "Subscribe" near the bottom left and follow the instructions.
Phone: (434) 924-HELP (4357), menu option 3, 3, 1
Training and Access Help: For assistance with training registration, please contact the HR Service Center at (434) 982-0123. For questions regarding SIS training and access, please contact the SIS training team at firstname.lastname@example.org.