Registrar's Notes

November 10, 2008

Spring registration continues

As of yesterday, 12,845 students were enrolled for spring, this compares to 12,600 at the same time a year ago. Registration continues with the last group of sophomores eligible to register today. This Friday, November 14, freshmen will be registering as we come to the end of the priority registration period for next semester.

Cognos reports

A reminder on two relatively new cognos reports available to assist with course planning. Located in the Registration Audit folder, the two reports are ‘Closed Sections’ and ‘Registration Audit’.

The first report, ‘Closed Sections’ will give a list of all unique failed registration attempts for sections by subject. This will provide a way for departments to be aware of the demand for their courses. The prompts to run this report are term, then subject.

The second report, ‘Registration Audit’, generates a list of all unique registration errors for each section. These include prereq errors, time conflicts, and duplicate course errors.

Registrar’s office staffing changes

Long time veteran of this office, Georgia Kerby Bryan, recently made the decision after 30 years, to focus on life apart from WMU! She has indeed been a rock of stability, knowledge and support for all of us in this office and across campus. We all wish her the very best.

Michele McLaughlin will take over the role as Associate Registrar overseeing the course scheduling process. She has years of scheduling experience in her prior life in the English Dept and is one of our Banner experts; she will do a terrific job. Michele can be reached at 387-3869, or Michele.mclaughlin@wmich.edu.

Dates – looking ahead

If you’re looking to future years, the academic calendars, as approved in the contract, are now on our website, see http://www.wmich.edu/registrar/calendar.html. Click the links for upcoming years next to ‘University calendars for faculty and staff’. Semester start and end dates as well as holiday and break periods are also listed in the calendar below.

Upcoming Dates

  • November 26 – Thanksgiving recess begins at noon.
  • November 26 – Fall 2009 schedules due
  • December 1 – classes resume
  • December 8-12 – final exam week
  • December 13 – Commencement
  • December 16 – grades due at noon

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Office of the Registrar
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Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5256 USA
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