Q. What is an MSI form?
A. An MSI form is used by the Scheduling Office to process any changes for a class, example of changes may include room, instructor, class date, class time, and load.
Q. Where is the MSI form?
A. The MSI form can be obtained from the Scheduling Office and on this web site, click here to download the form. The form can be completed and submitted electronically, no hard copy print out is needed.
Q. Who completes the MSI form?
A. Although MSI form is typically completed by division schedulers, it can be filled out by any De Anza faculty or staff; however, the MSI form would not be processed by the Scheduling Office unless it is signed and approved by the division dean.
Q. When do I need to complete an MSI form?
A. Once the Banner screen (SSASECT form) is closed off, any class information change must go through an MSI form. The dates on when the Banner screen is closed off for each term are clearly posted at this web site http://ecms.deanza.edu/scheduler.html Once the Banner screen is closed off, all users would be prevented from adding classes or making any class modifications.
Q. Why does the Scheduling Office close off the Banner screen?
A. Banner screen must be closed off for room resolution and faculty contracts to be issued. If Banner is not closed off, the class and pay data would frequently change, thereby resulting in wrong faculty contract and confusion in classroom spaces.
Q. Why is the MSI form so complicated to understand and complete?
A. It is not the Scheduling Office's intention to make the MSI form complicated, the form contains minimal required information that is needed to process the changes in Banner. Depending on the type of change you are trying to make, not all fields on the MSI need to be completed, see the link on left hand side for MSI examples.
If you have any questions on how to properly complete an MSI form please contact the Scheduling Office for assistance. MSI form is only available in an electronic format, click here to download an MSI Form.