Registrar's Notes

October 1, 2007

Summer I and II schedules

The deadline for entering Summer I and II schedules has been extended through this Thursday, Oct. 4th, at 5:00 pm.

Student attendance

Please continue to encourage all instructors to let us know of students attending their courses who are not on the class list or who are on the class list but not attending, using the REG-Student-Attend@wmich.edu email address.  We will do what we can to correct any registration issues.  When these types of attendance issues continue, much larger problems arise after the end of the semester.  I appreciate your assistance!

FERPA question of the week

True or false? An institution must release any information identified as directory information by the institution to anyone upon request.

Midterm grading

Please note that midterm grading for this fall semester will be available to instructors beginning October 15th.  Midterm grades are entered in the same way that final grades are submitted, through GoWMU.  More information and specific directions can be found on http://www.wmich.edu/registrar/midterm-grading.html.

7000 level courses

Note that per University policy, all 7000-level courses are graded on a "Credit/No Credit" basis.  These courses are set up so that students enrolled in courses from 7000-up will have no choice but to take them as credit/no credit courses.

Upcoming dates

Monday Oct. 1 – Spring 2008 schedules available for student viewing
Thursday, Oct. 4, Summer I/II schedules due by 5:00 pm.
Monday, Oct. 15, Midterm grading opens
Monday, Oct. 22 – Spring 2008 registration opens
Friday, Oct. 26 – Last day for instructors to enter midterm grades
Monday, Oct. 29 – Fall 2008 schedules available to depts. for update
Monday, Nov. 5, last day for students to withdraw for Fall 2007.

FERPA answer

False.  Institutions may release, without written consent of the student, those items specified as directory information. FERPA law contains ‘musts’ and ‘mays’; this situation is a ‘may’.  In any case where you are uncertain about releasing information, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

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