Planning your Degree

MyPlanner (the SJSU name for the Smart Planner advising solution) will be piloted during the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

What is Smart Planner? 
  • An enhancement to PeopleSoft Academic Advising 
  • The Smart Planner Engine uses advanced algorithms to generate personalized multi-term degree plans, based on each student’s majors, minors and progress 
  • User-friendly self-service screens 
  • Shopping-style course selection 
  • Drag-and-drop to rearrange courses 
  • Powerful administrative screens & processes

Smart Planner Benefits for Students 
  • Individualized degree plan based on all requirements completed, in progress, and planned 
  • Timeline to graduation is set by the student 
  • More efficient communication with academic advisor(s)
  • Enroll from My Planner, using delivered screens 
  • Intuitive tool with dynamic features

Benefits for University Administrators 
  • Predict enrollment demand for courses 
  • Intervention reporting 
  • Proactive outreach to students 
  • Identify gateway courses critical to programs 
  • Standardized format for advising students, from orientation to graduation 
  • Attributes identified by major

Smart Planner Benefit for Advisors 
  • Ability to have an electronic record of the plan that is always accessible 
  • Same view for students and advisors 
  • More efficient ways to communicate requirements to students 
  • Advising meetings can be used developmental activities 

Implementation Team
  • Executive Sponsors - Thalia Anagnos AVP Graduate and Undergraduate Programs and Stacy Gleixner - Interim Assoc. VP for Student and Faculty Success
  • Functional Lead - Nancy Day - Degree Audit Analyst
  • Technical Lead - James Anderson - IT Student Success Project Manager 

Pilot Programs
  • Biological Sciences (all BA and BS)
  • Business Administration (all BS concentrations)
  • Child and Adolescent Development (BA)
  • Chemistry (all BA and BS, and minor)
  • Communications Studies (BA)
  • Computer Science (BS)
  • Electrical Engineering (BS)
  • History (BA)
  • Justice Studies (all BS)
  • Kinesiology (all BS)
  • Materials Engineering (BS)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BS)
  • Philosophy (BA)
  • Psychology (BA and BS)

  • November 2016 - MyPlanner installation at SJSU
  • December 2016 - Begin development of 4 year roadmaps, identification of terms typically offered
  • January 2017 - Begin programming first pilot programs
  • June 2017 - Go live with all pilot majors listed above
  • March 2018 - Go live with all undergraduate majors