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Office of the Registrar-Stockton
209.946.2135
registrar@pacific.edu
Knoles Hall, 1st Floor
Hours and Address:
8:30a - 5:00p M-F
Office of the Registrar
3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211

About DegreeWorks

About DegreeWorks

In 2015 the Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) awarded funding to support Student Success at Pacific. A foundation of this endeavor was the deployment of a first-class, self-service advising and degree audit system. DegreeWorks was selected as the module to help students establish, monitor, and stay on-track with programs of study. It also serves as an interface and communications tool for faculty and students reviewing degree tracking. 

Features of DegreeWorks

  • Course of study for all degree programs, often referred to as a student's "four-year plan," in a consistent advisor/student single view.
  • Providing a dashboard view of students' progress toward degree completion; highlights essential degree progress milestones and displays completion progress bars. 
  • Indicating whether a course requirement has been met, is in progress, or is still needed. For outstanding requirements, planned coursework for fulfilling requirements is also displayed.
  • Notes feature for advisors to log advising meetings and comments, which are viewable to students.
  • Allowing students to set a GPA goal and view the impact of specific courses on meeting their goal and use look-ahead audits to identify if/how a course fulfills a degree requirement, and use what-if audits to explore alternative majors. 
  • Advanced reporting tools and integration with Pacific's new early alert system to make earlier interventions.
  • Allowing students and advisors to "freeze" an audit within DegreeWorks which can be viewed later at any time.

Transfer Equivalency Self-Service (TESS)
A DegreeWorks add-on that allows prospective and current students to see how courses could transfer to Pacific. Students can choose a degree, major, minor, and concentrations offered at Pacific and enter coursework from transferring institution(s). TESS will show how the transfer could articulate and allow the student to run a what-if degree audit for the degree selected. A report can also be generated of possible transfer articulation and what-if degree audits.

More information about Transfer Equivalency Self-Service is available at the TESS website.  

The Work Done So Far
2015-2016 DegreeWorks implementation begins with the initial scribing and coding of catalogs and courses. The process of scribing and coding includes manually entering information contained in previous academic catalogs (back to 2011-2012 academic year) for all programs, majors, and minors into DegreeWorks. Once the data had been created and entered, academic units participated in the validation of the data and provided feedback on the interface. DegreeWorks officially launches for selected degrees in June 2016.  

2016-2017 An internal audit undertaken by the Office of the Registrar uncovered inconsistencies with catalog and degree audits. Units were notified and coding was throughout the academic year. Faculty and staff training began as DegreeWorks ran concurrently with CAPP (Pacific's existing degree audit system). Scribing and coding (manually creating and entering the information) of graduate programs mapped. First catalog to be entered will be 2018/2019 catalog year and all preceding years thereafter until 2015/2016 catalog is completed.  

2017-2018 Scribing and coding for all undergraduate programs completed in spring - DegreeWorks is fully functional for undergraduate programs and validation began at the individual academic unit level. Department validations are scheduled to be completed in Summer 2018. Scribing and coding of graduate programs continues. 

2018-2019 All undergraduate programs of study and subsequent edits will be completed by the end of 2018/2019 academic year. Some graduate programs began testing with academic units during Summer/Fall 2018 and have been moved into Production. The remaining graduate programs will be testing in spring 2019. Full migration into production is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2018/2019 academic year. Incomplete degree reporting began testing in Summer 2018. 

Plans for the Future
2019-2020 DegreeWorks fully implemented for all undergraduate and graduate programs. CAPP phase out anticipated by start of 2019/2020 academic year. Incomplete degree reporting is anticipated to be completed in the 2019/2020 academic year.  

Training and Resources
Training website