Updated: January 2022
Description: Because the data files imported into AEFIS may only represent the Academic hierarchy as they relate to courses, AEFIS offers the option for Admins to create their administrative hierarchy for collection of co-curricular data across Units and Departments such as Career Services, Student Affairs, Student Life or Financial Aid. A structure of Administrative Division (College)>Administrative Unit (Department)>Program or Co-Curricular Activity(Course) can be built. This structure can be utilized in any of the AEFIS solutions, such as Curriculum Mapping + Outcomes Alignment or Course Evaluation + Feedback. This is also commonly used for the Strategic Planning + Data Collection solutions. This guide instructs the user to create an Administrative Unit, which is equal to the Department level in the AEFIS hierarchy. Administrative Units can only be owned by Administrative Divisions. If you need to create an Administrative Division, please see this guide.
Applicable To: Institution Admin, College Admin (if assigned to Administrative Division)
1: Log into your AEFIS account
2: Open the AEFIS Main Menu by selecting the three white horizontal lines in the top left-hand corner
3: Navigate to Organizational Hierarchy>Administrative Units
4: At the top right of the screen click the (+Add Administrative Unit) button
5: Enter a Code (any code you would like as long as it does not already exist in your academic Departments - alphanumeric)**Note this can be edited after the creation of the Administrative Division
6: Enter a Name (any name you would like - alphanumeric)**Note this can be edited after the creation of the Administrative Unit
7: Select the appropriate Administrative Division as the owner. If you need to create an Administrative Division, please use this guide.
8: Click Save
9: Your new Administrative Unit will then appear on the screen in DRAFT status. While in DRAFT status you may change any of the details entered when following the creation wizard in the details screen. You will note that the Administrative Unit has the same settings as the Administrative Division that owns it. These settings can be changed after Publishing.
10: If you are happy with the details selected, you may click the blue Publish button at the top right of the screen:
If you created this Administrative Unit in error or would like to delete it before publishing, you may select the Actions button to the right of the blue Publish and click the red Delete option: