October 15, 2012

Spring 2013 Registration

Registration for Spring 2013 opened this morning for graduate students.  Priority registration goes through Thursday, November 1.  The complete priority schedule can be viewed at:  http://www.wmich.edu/registrar/calendars/timeticketSpring.html.

FERPA and Protecting Confidential Information

As faculty and staff at Western Michigan University we have a responsibility to protect all educational records in our possession.   Here are some important steps that should be taken to safeguard records and keep personally identifiable information from being viewed by unauthorized individuals:

  • Do not leave information displayed on an unattended computer.   Close out of any confidential information before leaving your workstation and make sure your computer is password-protected.
  • Position your computer monitor to ensure that information displayed is not visible to others.
  • Always cover, turn over, or put away papers that contain confidential information if you are going to step away from your desk
  • Do not put tests, exams, or papers containing student names and grades in publicly accessible places.  Students should not have access to the scores and grades of other students in the class.
  • Do not display student scores or grades publicly in association with names, SSN’s, WIN’s, any part of the SSN or WIN, or other personal identifiers.
  • Records containing student information should be shredded and never placed in unsecured recycling bins.

WMU Mobile 2.2

A new version of the WMU Mobile app was released last week and includes two new buttons for current and perspective students.   WMU Mobile 2.2 features an “apply” button that allows perspective students to visit the mobile friendly Admissions website and apply to WMU.   The new “apply” button also has a “refer a future bronco” option where faculty, staff, current students and alumni can refer a perspective student to WMU. 

The 2.2 version of the WMU Mobile app also includes an “academic” button that allows users to explore a mobile friendly version of the undergraduate and graduate catalog and view the academic calendar.

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, October 15—Spring 2013 registrations begins
  • 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
  • Saturday, December 15--Commencement
  • Tuesday, Dec. 18—Final grades due at noon

Visit related WMU sites

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Kalamazoo MI 49008-5256 USA
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