Paper processes move to portal

June 26, 2009 | UToday
By Jon Strunk

A trio of administrative processes has left the world of paper behind as The University of Toledo continues to use the myUT portal to increase speed and minimize the need to stand in line.

In the left-hand menu bar of the newly redesigned portal layout, users now will find links to automated direct deposit forms, FERPA student privacy options and Title IV authorization, the last of which is required for students to apply their financial aid awards to their bill.

“The ultimate goal is to enable students to take care of as many administrative tasks as possible online,” said LeSha Thorpe, UT treasurer, who is leading integration between UT’s Banner system and the myUT portal. “Not only will this reduce the need for students to wait in line, but it will diminish the number of UT’s paper processes. We’ll be able to provide quicker service in a more environmentally friendly way.”

Officials said while they will continue to accept paper copies of these forms for the time being, UT will transition completely to online usage by the end of the calendar year.

Thorpe emphasized the role the Division of Information Technology played, thanking them for their speed and responsiveness to get the changes implemented quickly.

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