October 20, 2012
|FROM:||Joanne Llerandi, University Registrar|
|SUBJECT:||Mid-Term Grading: Fall 2012|
I write to remind you that Mid-Term Grades are due by
October 15, 2012.
Beginning with the Fall 2012 semester you will no longer receive
mid-term grade rosters with your freshmen listed. You need only to
log into St. John’s
Central, select UIS, click on Faculty and select the Mid-Term
Grades option. The X numbers of the students you must enter
grades for will be highlighted in red. Although University policy
requires that you submit mid-term grades for freshmen, you are
encouraged to submit mid-term grades for all students. In
accordance with established practice, we will continue to report to
the Provost and Deans on the progress of mid-term grade
submission. After the mid-term grade due date, you will be
receiving emails from my office which lists any freshmen for which
you have not submitted grades.
Given the University’s goals of enhancing student engagement and
supporting the academic progress of students, for the purpose of
mid-term grade submission, the University defines freshmen as all
first-time undergraduate students admitted for the current
semester, regardless of the number of credits they have, and all
other undergraduate students who have 24 or fewer credits.
I would like to remind you that mid-term grades are informational
only. They do not appear on a student’s transcript.
Although grades are not due until October 15,
2012, you can begin to enter grades on Friday,
October 5, 2012. The last day for a student to withdraw
from a class or to apply for a pass/fail option is
Wednesday, November 7, 2012.
I thank you for your cooperation in submitting mid-term grades.
Mid-term grades provide students a better understanding of their
progress at this key point in the semester, and help them in their
planning for the remainder of the semester.
Feel free to contact me should you have questions.