Using Banner to Collect and Submit Passport Student Data


Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at 12:00pm MT

Utah State University has completed preparation work to implement the Interstate Passport. This webinar will describe the scripts and processes used by USU to complete tasks in the Ellucian Banner student information system. These solutions include (1) identifying students that meet the requirements to earn a Passport; (2) creating the process to submit the list of Passport students to NSC; (3) creating the process to identify new transfer students and send that list to NSC to confirm students that have the Passport; (4) processes to enter the Passport into Banner to appear on the transcript so that degree audits systems can show lower-division general education requirements as complete.


Carl Ellsworth, Enterprise Data Operations, Utah State University

Carl Ellsworth heads up Enterprise Data Operations at Utah State University. Working collaboratively with functional personnel at USU and some across the state, he serves as a technical resource to configure, support, and when necessary, extend the functionality of the primary records systems. His previous experience includes systems administration in the USU Registrar’s Office, supporting fundraising efforts for the Church Educational System and philanthropic efforts as a Data Analyst for LDS Philanthropies, and service with the Utah Army National Guard. Carl received his B. S. in computer science and a M. S. in management information systems from USU.

Kristi Swainston, Programmer Analyst, Utah State University

Kristi Swainston is a programmer analyst for the Registrar’s Office at Utah State University. Her main responsibilities in this position include querying student information from the Banner database and building reports from this information. She assisted in the migration from Oracle’s Discoverer to Evisions’ Argos reporting software and continues to build and maintain reports in Argos. Kristi received her B.S. in management information systems from Utah State University.

Roland Squire, Passport Registrar Expert, Interstate Passport, WICHE

Roland Squire has served as the university registrar for Utah State University (USU) for four years. He has worked on the Interstate Passport project from its start. Prior to working for USU he had a career in information systems, first as a systems developer with Salt Lake City and then as the management information services director for the Utah Department of Public Safety. He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Utah State University. Prior to attending USU Squire served four years in the Air Force assigned to the White House Communications Agency.