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Mid-term Grade Loading Instructions

As an early intervention effort to improve retention and academic progress of students, instructors are encouraged to enter deficient mid-term grades of D and F, at minimum, in undergraduate courses. Notifications are sent to students with reported deficient mid-term grades and to academic departments/advisers. For all courses, mid-term progress reports shall be made available to students upon request. Mid-term grades are not considered official grades and do not appear on student academic transcripts.Adviser holds may be placed on students who have one or more reported deficient mid-term grades.

Timeline of events and important dates related to this process:

Note: Courses shorter than the full semester are not included in the Mid-term grading pilot, and have variable drop deadlines. Instructors are still encouraged to provide progress reports to students mid-way through short courses.

Guidelines for Mid-term Grading:

  1. Instructors are asked to enter, at minimum, deficient mid-term grades for undergraduate students, even if this information also is available to students in BlackBoard. Mid-term grades are based on how students are doing approximately half way through a semester, and do not necessarily reflect 50% of graded work completed/required for a course.

  2. If no deficient grades are being earned by students at mid-semester, instructors are still asked to set their Mid-Term Grade Rosters to ‘Ready for Review’ status. This will help distinguish rosters where there are no deficient students from those that were not reviewed for mid-term grades.

  3. Students will be notified via email of their deficient status in one or more courses by the start of advising week. If no mid-term grades are entered for students, it may be assumed that they are making satisfactory progress in their courses.

  4. Mid-term grades are not official grades and do not appear on student transcripts.

  5. Instructors are welcome to enter all mid-grades for all regular/full-semester courses (UGRD-PROF-GRAD), but it is not expected.

  6. Students should be reminded that a mid-term grade does not guarantee a final grade for a class, and to contact their instructors with questions about their standing in a class.

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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 9:06:49 AM