Midterm grading is open for this fall semester. Faculty may submit grades through the midterm grading link in GoWMU through the end of the day Friday, October 26th.
As soon as an instructor enters midterm grades and hits the ‘submit’ button, those grades will be available to students. Students will access these grades through the portal and will be able to view them beyond October 26th.
Midterm grades are not part of a student’s academic history at WMU. They will not appear on any WMU transcript, nor will they be part of a students gpa at WMU.
Instructors should use the ‘X’ grade for students who have never attended, or have stopped attending a course.
Those instructors choosing to submit midterm grades should let their students know when they submit the midterms, so that students will know to look for them.
Instructors can also let students know that aside from the instructor who submits the grades, academic advisors will also see these midterm grades.
If an instructor makes an error in submitting a grade, that grade can be changed online through October 26th. No other paperwork is necessary.
Please note that it is not necessary to enter last attendance date and hours. Any questions on submitting midterm grades should go to the Registrar’s Office, 287-4300.
As we move toward the final round of scheduling, note that all Summer I and II courses must begin and end within one of Summer I or II. And that all sections must fit the matrix for summer courses. Any concerns related to this should come to my attention.
According to FERPA, students may request that institutions not disclose which of the following about them:
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.
Monday, Nov. 5 – Summer I & II final review
Friday, Nov. 9 – Summer I and II final corrections due by 5:00 pm.
Answer is a, directory information. Students may request that we do not disclose directory information without their written consent by completing the request for privacy form found on the Registrar’s website, www.wmich.edu/registrar/FERPA/students/invoke-privacy.html.
When students do request this, a confidentiality flag is placed on their record in banner. And the request is in effect until the student revokes it, in writing. Always check for this confidentiality flag before releasing any directory information on a student, and if there is a question, contact the Registrar’s Office before releasing the information!
Registration for Spring 2008 begins next Monday, October 22nd at 8:00 am. The priority schedule can be found on www.wmich.edu/registrar/timeticket.html.
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