M-Pathways Update, August 2021


The latest M-Pathways Update is available in My LINC. This issue contains reminders and news about M-Pathways Human Resource Management System, Student Administration, and Safe Computing.

For past issues, search "MPathways Update" in My LINC.

General Reminders and News

  • Peak M-Pathways System Usage Beginning of Fall Term
    The beginning of a new academic year is always a time of heavy system usage. The peak period during which students drop and add classes is anticipated to begin on August 30 and continue through the drop/add deadline on Monday, September 20.
  • Enroll/Update UM Emergency Alerts
    UM Emergency Alert numbers are used solely in the case of a campus wide alert. Examples of situations where a notification may be sent are a tornado warning, potential life threatening incident, campus emergency, or class cancellations.

Human Resource Management System

  • Enter Telework Status
    The Enter Telework Status instructions, available in My LINC, have been updated to reflect a new business process for Maintaining Telework Agreements in M-Pathways Human Resource Management System.
  • My LINC adds LinkedIn Learning and Business Objects Reporting
    U-M staff and faculty have new learning and reporting opportunities in My LINC with the addition of LinkedIn Learning courses and data reporting in BusinessObjects.

Student Administration

  • Assisting Students? View Student Business Help Pages
    The Student Business, Student Center is a primary resource for academic, financial, and personal transactions. When assisting students, you can view the associated Student Business Help pages. In My LINC, search on keyword 'Student Business Help' for a link to the menu.
  • Assisting Faculty? View Faculty Business Help Pages
    The Faculty Business Help pages contain documentation and simulations for many teaching and advising related transactions. In My LINC, search on keyword 'Faculty Business Help' for a link to the menu.

Safe Computing

  • How to Spot a Misleading Sender Address
    Email spoofing is when the scammer tries to make the email appear to come from a known and trusted source when it is actually forged or misleading. See the tips in this article on ways to spot a spoof.
  • Protect Yourself and the U Against Ransomware
    Ransomware is on the rise and you have an important role to play in protecting U-M! Cybercriminals continue to target universities, healthcare providers, and other organizations. You can help protect the university from ransomware by following the tips in this article.

This message is sent quarterly to M-Pathways Financials and Physical Resources (FIN), Human Resource Management System (HRMS), and Student Administration (SA) systems operational users and unit liaisons.