Providing In-progress Notifications on Academic Performance: Twin Cities, Crookston, Morris, Rochester
Last Update: February 2015
Responsible University Officer:
- Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
- Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
- Updated: February 2015
- Primary Contact : Robert McMaster
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- Instructors are required to provide in-progress notifications for all 1-XXX courses to students who, on the basis of performance to date in the course, appear to be in danger of receiving a grade of D, F, or N. Such notification will be provided to students within a timeframe to allow them to improve their academic performance or to withdraw by the withdrawal deadline. In-progress notifications will not be recorded on transcripts.
- Instructors are encouraged to provide in-progress notifications for all courses and all students.
- The provision of in-progress notifications is a courtesy to the student. Failure to receive an in-progress notification or a decline in a student's academic performance after a notification has been issued does not create the right for a student to contest a grade in a course.
This policy is not applicable to the Duluth campus.
REASON FOR POLICY
Studies of student learning underscore the importance of frequent and timely feedback as an important contribution to success in student learning. Past experience shows that for students in academic difficulty, a timely notification about performance can result in appropriate corrective action. In-progress notifications also help advisers develop strategies for academic success with their advisees.
There are no procedures associated with this policy.
There are no forms associated with this policy.
There are no appendices associated with this policy.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Can instructors in classes other than 1xxx issue in-progress notifications?
Yes, any instructor teaching any level course has the ability to send in-progress notifications.
- How do instructors issue an in-progress notification?
In-progress notifications are accessed via the Faculty Center. Each course will have a midterm grade roster (PeopleSoft terminology) available in the grading tab in Faculty Center.
There are no definitions associated with this policy.
- Academic Unit
- Ensure that course level, registration and eligibility criteria for these courses are communicated.
- February 2015 - Comprehensive Review. Minor Revision. Added Responsibility. Title change.
- December 2009 - Policy now applies to Crookston.
- April 2009