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ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY

Providing Mid-Term Alerts on Academic Performance: Twin Cities, Crookston, Morris, Rochester

Policy Contents
Effective Date: April 2009
Last Update: December 2009
Responsible University Officer:
  • Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Policy Owner:
  • Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
Policy Contact:
CONSULTED WITH: Faculty Senate

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POLICY STATEMENT

  1. Instructors are required to provide mid-term alerts 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 no later than the seventh week of class, and earlier if possible, to allow students to improve their classroom performance or to withdraw by the eighth week. Mid-term alerts will not be recorded on transcripts.
  2. Instructors are encouraged to provide mid-term alerts for all other courses.
  3. The provision of mid-term alerts is a courtesy to the student. Failure to receive a mid-term alert does not create the right for a student to contest a grade in a course.

Exclusions

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 warning about performance can result in appropriate corrective action. Mid-term alerts also help advisers develop strategies for academic success with their advisees.

PROCEDURES

There are no procedures related to this policy.

FORMS/INSTRUCTIONS

There are no forms related to this policy.

APPENDICES

There are no appendices related to this policy.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can instructors in classes other than 1xxx use the midterm alerts system?
Yes, the system is available for use by any instructor.
How do instructors issue a mid-term alert?
Instructors must connect and login (with X.500) to the mid-term alert system. After logging into the system instructors will be prompted to choose the course for which they wish to submit mid-term alerts. Choice of courses will be based on the courses for which the instructor is listed in PeopleSoft as the instructor of record. Once the appropriate course is chosen a list of students officially registered for the course will appear. At this point instructors can choose to send an alert to all students at one time, called a batch alert, or to students individually. For more information please see: Mid Term Alerts FAQ.

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS

Subject
Contact
Phone
Fax/Email
Primary Contact(s)
612-626-9425
Twin Cities Campus
612-625-1064
Crookston Campus
218-281-8200
Morris Campus
320-589-6015
Rochester Campus
507-258-8001

DEFINITIONS

There are no definitions related to this policy.

RESPONSIBILITIES

There are no specific responsibilities related to this policy.

RELATED INFORMATION

HISTORY

Amended:
December 2009 - Policy now applies to Crookston.
Effective:
April 2009

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