Faculty/Staff

Faculty/Staff

 
August 6, 2012

FERPA and Rights Given to Students

When we discuss FERPA we often focus on the aspects of FERPA that prohibit the improper disclosure of personally identifiable information.    In addition to providing guidelines for releasing student education records, FERPA also grants four basic rights to students including:

  • the right to review their education records
  • the right to seek to amend their education records
  • the right to limit disclosure of personally identifiable information (directory information)
  • the right to notify the Department of Education concerning an academic institution’s failure to comply with FERPA regulations.

December Graduation Application Deadline

The deadline for students to apply for December 2012 graduation is being extended to September 21. The extension is to allow students who are away from campus over the summer time to meet with an advisor and submit their paperwork to the Registrar’s Office when they return in the fall.

Summer I Grading Closed

Grading for Summer I has been closed. Students who were not issued a grade by the instructor have been given an incomplete. Instructors can remove the "I" grade using the link on the Faculty menu in GoWMU.

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, August 17—Summer II session ends
  • Tuesday, August 21—Final grades due at noon
  • Monday, August 27 to Friday, September 7—One Stop
  • Tuesday August 28 to Friday, August 31—Fall Welcome
  • Monday, September 3—Labor Day recess
  • Tuesday, September 4—Fall 2012 classes begin
  • Monday, September 10—Last day to drop/add
  • Tuesday, September 11—Census
  • Wednesday, September 12--$100 late fee begins
  • Thursday, September 13—Last day to receive a 90% refund for complete withdraw
  • Monday, September 17—Last day to receive a 50% refund for a partial withdraw
  • Friday, September 28—Last day to receive a 50% refund for a complete withdraw
  • Monday, October 1—First work grade due
  • Wednesday, October 24—Last day to receive a 25% refund for a complete withdraw
  • Sunday, October  28—Midterm grades due
  • Monday, November  5—Last day to withdraw
  • Wednesday, November 21—Thanksgiving recess starts at noon
  • Monday, November 26—Classes resume
  • Tuesday, Dec. 18—Final grades due at noon
  • Saturday, Dec. 15--Commencement

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