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Student Involvement Forms

This article describes how to locate and review student involvement forms in UC OATS. As a reviewer, you will review the prior approval form and confirm there is enough information available for the approver (department chair, dean, etc) to make a decision. If there is not enough information you may reach out to the faculty member to request additional details or return the form to the faculty member. Once a form has been marked as 'Reviewed' it will move on to the approver and continue through the approval workflow until it reaches the terminal approver.

To review a Student Involvement form,

  1. Confirm you are in the correct fiscal year. Faculty can submit prior approval forms for different fiscal years, so you may need to toggle between fiscal years to view all forms in your queue.

    UC OATS Reviewer Workspace

  2. Click on the "Forms" button and the "Forms Need My Review" tab. The "Forms Need My Review" tab is your queue. All prior approval forms awaiting your review within the selected fiscal year will be displayed. 
  3. Locate and click on the Student Involvement form you want to review.
  4. Verify the Student Involvement form contains all the necessary information in order for the approver (Department Chair, Dean, etc.) to make a decision.Top half of the category 1 form
  5. Check the "Notes" field for additional information and attachments.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the form to see available actions. 


    • Reviewed - Select "Reviewed" if the form is ready to be sent to the approver (Department Chair, Dean, etc.).
    • Send Back to Faculty - Select this option if further information is needed by the faculty member in order for the approver to make a decision. When this option is selected, a "Note" field will appear. Enter a detailed reason why the form is being returned to the faculty member and what you would like that faculty member to do. Once the faculty member makes the corrections and resubmits the form, it will process through the approval workflow again.

    Additional Options:

    • Add Alternate Approver - If there is a conflict of interest between the faculty member and the approver (e.g. they are married, family, etc.), you may select an alternate approver.
      To add an alternate approver, click the "Add Alternate Approver" button and select a person from the drop-down menu. If there is no alternate approver available in the system, ask management to contact your campus OATS administrator to request the addition of an alternate approver to your department.  Alternate approver dropdown menu
  7. Click the "Submit Action" button.

Last Modified: 2023-08-10 14:31:42.444035-07