an integrated database application
used in all administrative
offices at Smith. In addition,
some Banner data can be accessed
by students, faculty, and
staff via BannerWeb,
a web-based interface to
the Banner system.
The Banner system is made up of several functional modules (General, Student,
Financial Aid, Alumni/Development, Finance, and Position Control/Payroll) which
facilitate the processing of all administrative data from prospect-tracking
through advancement. Smith began implementing this system in May 1994, and
all modules have been in use since the summer of 1998. There are approximately
500 Banner users on campus.
Banner is maintained and supported by the staff of the Administrative Technology
Services unit of ITS. This group of analysts is responsible for protecting
the stability and integrity of the system, installing new modules and enhancements
as appropriate, and ensuring that Banner is accessible to users when needed.
Banner user manuals are available on-line at www.smith.edu/its/ats,
and can be reviewed or printed. Banner training is provided by ITS and the
Controller's Office staff as needed. Check with your Department Systems Coordinator
or ITS Liaison if you are unsure about the use of Banner in your department.
If you wish to apply for a Banner account, please contact the IT Service Center.
BannerWeb has been available to the Smith community since the spring of 1999,
and can be accessed via the Smith Portal. portal.smith.edu. The BannerWeb
modules give all members of the Smith community access to their personal records
in the college database via the Internet:
for Students gives
students access to
financial aid and billing
data, course schedules
and on-line registration.
for Faculty lets
faculty members and
advisors view their teaching
schedules, check advisees'
schedules, view and
print class lists,
view course schedules,
view advisees' transcripts,
and register advisees
for courses on-line.
for Employees gives all Smith employees
access to their payroll
and benefits information,
as well as their personal
demographic and employment
modules are hosted on a Verisign-Certified
secure web server. All traffic
between the server and your
computer is encrypted to
ensure that data cannot be
intercepted as it travels
across the network.
Access to BannerWeb is restricted to active students, faculty, and staff. If you have questions about access, students should contact
the IT Service Center (x4487) and staff and faculty should contact Human Resources (x2260). For more information, see: www.smith.edu/its/tara/bannerweb.html