April 29, 2013
Spring semester grades are due tomorrow, April 30, at noon. The grading system will be turned off soon after the deadline and we will begin processing. Grades will be available for students to view as soon as processing has been completed, which we anticipate will be sometime in the late afternoon or early evening tomorrow.
Students will be notified through their wmich.edu e-mail account if their academic standing changes to probation, extended probation, final probation or dismissal. The e-mail will explain what the standing means and what impact it has on future registration. If the student has been academically dismissed, a hard copy letter will also be mailed to their permanent/home address.
Students who have been academically dismissed will be dropped from their Summer I courses on Thursday, May 2.
Degree Works Training
Space is still available in the Degree works training sessions scheduled for Monday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday, May 21 at 9:00 a.m. The training is an opportunity for faculty and staff to learn more about the new Degree Works tool that is going live next month. An overview of Degree Works functionality and a demo of the system will be included. Anyone interested in learning more about Degree Works is welcome to attend. Please contact Laura Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve a spot.
Summer I session starts next Monday, May 6. In preparation, please ensure that all sections have an instructor of record, and that all sections on hold are either canceled or made active.
FERPA and Letters of Recommendation
Statements made by a person providing a recommendation based on personal observation or knowledge do not require a written release from the student. However, if personally identifiable information is included in a letter of recommendation (grades, GPA, etc.), the writer is required to obtain a signed release from the student. For you convenience, an authorization form is provided on the Registrar’s Office website at: http://www.wmich.edu/registrar/pdf/forms/AuthorizationforRecommendationsandReferences.pdf
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