AEFIS information is updated multiple times a day, from multiple data batch processes. This document explains the timing and schedules of those processes, which may help explain why some information seems out-of-date.
Overview of Data Update Processes
AEFIS retrieves data from UW-Madison's Student Information System (SIS). Different data is updated at different times. Below is a list of several data updates, the timing and frequency, and which data elements are processed.
Aggregate Process Batch
Runs at 5:00am, 2:00pm and 9:00pm: This updates the course evaluation response rates during peak times.
Event Handler Batch
Runs every hour: This batch updates the statuses, populates surveys with course assignments, etc. For example, a course that is not showing because it is Faculty Pending. When you publish this course, it may take an hour for it to appear to assign.
Runs daily, overnight: Changes made to SIS before 4:00pm will be updated in AEFIS before the next morning.