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ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY

Providing In-progress Notifications on Academic Performance: Twin Cities, Crookston, Morris, Rochester

Policy Contents
Effective Date: April 2009
Last Update: February 2015  Recently Updated Policy
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 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.
  2. Instructors are encouraged to provide in-progress notifications for all courses and all students.
  3. 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.

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 notification about performance can result in appropriate corrective action. In-progress notifications also help advisers develop strategies for academic success with their advisees.

PROCEDURES

There are no procedures associated with this policy.

FORMS/INSTRUCTIONS

There are no forms associated with this policy.

APPENDICES

There are no appendices associated with this policy.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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
507-258-8006

DEFINITIONS

There are no definitions associated with this policy.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Academic Unit
Ensure that course level, registration and eligibility criteria for these courses are communicated.

RELATED INFORMATION

HISTORY

Amended:
February 2015 - Comprehensive Review. Minor Revision. Added Responsibility. Title change.
Amended:
December 2009 - Policy now applies to Crookston.
Effective:
April 2009

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