Registrar's Notes

November 12, 2007

Scheduling issues

  • The deadline for completion of Summer I/II schedules has been extended through 5:00 pm today.
  • Please set realistic capacities as you work on the Fall 2008 schedule. We do schedule rooms by the capacities you set, so at this point, set the capacity at the level of enrollment you expect to see in the course. This will ensure that the room assigned is the appropriate size.

Keypads installed on some rooms

Doors on the following rooms have had keypads with a 4-digit code installed on them:

  • Dunbar: 2202, 2208, 2212, 3202, 3206, 4202, 4206, 4208
  • Kohrman:  2211, 3301, 3303 (should be finished this weekend)
  • McCracken: 1610, 3292
  • Moore:  1121, 0111, 0121, 1115 (should be finished this weekend)
  • Sangren: 2203, 2205, 2207, 2212, 2219 (these are completed)
  • Sangren:  2204, 3103, 3105, 3205, 3207, 3211, 3213, 3219, 3302, 3308, 3309, 3311, 3313 (to be completed soon)
  • Wood:  1728, 2708, 2722

Please do not prop these doors open, the keypads are there to ensure that these rooms are locked when not in use.  Any questions on the codes should be directed to the building coordinators. Remember these words from Pam McCartney, Chemistry:

Respect, Conserve, Secure
Respect - the property in the room
Conserve - turn off the lights before you leave
Secure - shut and lock the door when you leave

Banner, INB, password changes

Expect to see a forced password change as you log in to Internet Native Banner, INB, sometime in the next few weeks.  To comply with requirements set by our external auditors, the security committee will be beginning this process soon.  The forced changes will take place three times a year in the future.  More information will be coming!

FERPA question of the week

True or False?  It is okay to give a parent or another student a copy of a students’ schedule since schedules are public information.

Access to Course schedules

  • WMU’s course schedules are available to the public, by term, on the Registrar’s website, under the registration and term information area on the main page.
  • Access to the search course offerings feature can be found on both the Faculty/Staff Home and the Student Home tabs in GoWMU.

FERPA answer

False.  Student schedules are not directory information and thus are not discloseable without the written consent of the student. Any WMU faculty or staff member who has an educational need to know a student schedule certainly can have access to it, but a student schedule can not be disclosed to any third party without explicit written consent by the student.

More Ferpa information:

The US Department of Education recently publishedBalancing Student Privacy and School Safety: A Guide to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act for Colleges and Universities”.  See more information at www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/brochures/postsec.html.

Michigan Transfer Network

The Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, MACRAO, unveiled a new tool for transfer students at their annual meeting last week. The Michigan Transfer Network allows students, advisers, and the general public to view transfer course equivalencies between many Michigan colleges and universities. To find out more information, to see the list of participating institutions or to use this powerful new feature, see: www.michigantransfernetwork.org. And yes, WMU is participating.

Did you know…

This fall our census numbers included 11,715 males and 12,718 females?  That our undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in a total of 293,881 credit hours this fall?

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