Registrar's Notes

September 28, 2009

Summer I/II

Summer I and II schedules are due by the end of the day. Departments should have their summer I and II schedules for 2010 entered in Banner by 5:00 pm. The final review of Summer I and II will be Nov 2 through 6.

A reminder that scheduling dates and deadlines can be found on the important dates calendar for 2009-2010 - http://www.wmich.edu/registrar/faculty-staff/calendars/ID-09-10.html.

Banner outage

Please note that banner will be unavailable on Saturday October 3, through noon on Sunday, October 4 for the planned Operational Data Store (ODS) upgrade. This includes INB as well as SSB, so instructors will not be able to see class lists, report ‘first work’ grades, or see other student information through GoWMU. Students will be unable to view their academic information through GoWMU during this time.

Attendance initiative update

As of this past Friday, 350 students were reported by instructors as not attending. Of these, 112 have been contacted and the attendance issue resolved. In many cases the instructor has confirmed that the student is now attending, and in other cases the student has withdrawn from the course.

Instructors should continue to use the link on the faculty menu in GoWMU to report students attending who are not registered, as well as any students who are attending but not registered for the course.  A number of offices are cooperating in this effort to follow-up with students reported as not attending their fall courses.

Midterm grading

A reminder that midterm grading is open, instructors are encouraged to submit a ‘first work’ grade by Monday, Oct. 5. At this point, 565 students have received this first grade, with instructors in 24 sections having reported.

Midterm grading will remain open through Nov. 1.

Spring 2010

The spring schedule will be available for viewing on Monday, Oct. 5. Registration for spring opens on Oct. 19. The priority registration schedule can be found on the Registrar’s website, http://www.wmich.edu/registrar/calendars/timeticketSpring.html.

New this spring will be the availability of textbook information with the course offerings. This is response to changes in federal regulations.


No Worker Left Behind

WMU is participating in the No Worker Left Behind program, a state program to support education and retraining in certain high demand fields. At this time, Western has more than 40 qualifying programs. For the complete list, and for more information, see the website, http://www.wmich.edu/noworker.

Upcoming dates:

  • Friday, Oct. 2 – Last day for 50% refund for complete withdrawal
  • Monday, Oct. 5 – Spring 2010 schedule available for viewing
  • Monday, Oct. 19 – Spring 2010 registration opens
  • Wednesday, Oct. 28 – Last day for 25% refund for complete withdrawal
  • Sunday, Nov. 1 – Last day to submit midterm grades
  • Monday, Nov. 9 – Last day students can withdraw from fall classes

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