University Records: PAT Updating Tool
It is crucial that the names of PATs and the students assigned to them are recorded in SITS in order that the PAT can be identified and be contacted when appropriate. For example, while many academic partners have efficient internal mechanisms to link PATs with academic staff delivering programmes this can be problematic on networked programmes. This will assist activities relating to; student support, module/unit selection, withdrawals and mitigating circumstances.
Once the PAT assignments have been made by academic partners, the information will be entered into SITS using the relevant network ID (i.e. 'EO01XX'). The academic partners determine who will be responsible for entering this information and ensure that the information and any support needed are provided as appropriate
An online tool developed for this purpose is available via UHI records and can be accessed by all staff members. The PAT Updating Tool provides details about:
- logging in to student records
- PAT assignment by individual student
- PAT assignment by course
It is up to those entering the information to choose which option they will use e.g. if staff are provided with a class list then it may be easier to use the PAT assignment by course option, if it is just a few students at a time then the individual student tool might be easier to use.
Student filling in a form