S/N Grading policy changes
Returns to Rosters
Beginning in fall 2007, a
student’s grading basis will again
appear on the final and supplemental grade rosters, class list, and on
Reports for the Twin Cities, Morris and Crookston campuses; faculty and
will once again be able to view whether a student is registered for a
A-F or S-N. (The Duluth campus will continue to not display this
their class list and in UM Reports). This amendment was recommended by
Committee on Educational Policy (SCEP) to the University Senate and
undergraduates, a “C-” equals an “S” grade
The University Senate also
approved SCEP’s amendment to the
Uniform Grading and Transcript Policy
For undergraduate students, a
“C-” grade equals a grade of “S” on the S-N grading scale. According to
policy, an instructor cannot set a higher standard for earning a grade
for undergraduate students.
As a result, if a letter grade of
“C-” or better is entered
into the final or supplemental grades entry system for an undergraduate
registered S-N, the grade will automatically convert to a grade of “S”.
letter grade of “D+,” “D” or “F” is entered into the final grades entry
for an undergraduate student registered S-N, the grade will
convert to a grade of “N.” Automatic
conversion of letter grades to the corresponding S-N grade will only
For graduate or
professional students, instructors set the standard for S-N grading
Instructors of graduate or
professional students in programs
governed by the Uniform Grading and Transcript Policy (i.e., all
except Law and the Medical School) should publish their standard for
grading in their syllabi.
There will be no automatic
conversion of letter grades to
S-N grades for these graduate and professional students in the final or
supplemental grades entry system. If a letter grade is submitted for a
or professional student and he or she is registered S-N, the instructor
receive an error stating that an invalid grade has been submitted for
student in question and that a valid grade must be entered.
Consultation available regarding imaging files
Academic Support Resources (ASR) is available to
provide information, guidance, and in some cases, assistance regarding
utilizing Image Now to capture and preserve student files. Imaging is
one solution to preserving student data without requiring an increase
in physical storage space.
If you are interested in learning more about this service, please
contact Jackee Wernersbach at email@example.com.
October RAC meeting canceled
The October Registrar's Advisory Committee (RAC)
meeting has been canceled. The September RAC meeting will still be held
Monday, September 10 from 10:00 until 11:30 a.m. The room location has
yet to be determined; details will be sent via the RAC listserv. If you
have questions about this meeting or would like to be added to the
listserv, please contact Ingrid Nuttall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minnesota State Fair 2007
The Minnesota State Fair is here, this year the fair runs
through Labor Day, September 3. The University of Minnesota Alumni
will once again have a booth located inside the U of M building on Don
Because of the State Fair, parking
on both campuses will be more crowded, and access to the St. Paul
be limited during the evenings and weekends. Parking will be especially
this year because of construction that has eliminated the Huron
During the fair, access to the
northeast portion of the St. Paul campus will be limited on weekdays
p.m. to 6 a.m., and all day on the weekends and Labor Day, according to
and Transportation Services. During these same times the intersections
Gortner Avenue at Larpenteur, and Gortner north of Buford Avenue will
to vehicle traffic. To enter these restricted areas after hours or on
use the intersection at Folwell and Cleveland Avenues.
You must have your U Card to enter this
restricted area, and it’s important that you have your U Card with you
times during the fair, as it may be required to enter other public
Also during the fair, the parking
lot located at the corner of Buford and Randall Avenues on the St. Paul
will be closed until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4. Those who use this
encouraged to find an alternative parking area.
Over on the east bank, the parking
lot located on the corners of Fulton and Ontario Streets will be opened
carpoolers during the fair from 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at a cost of $2.50
Campus Connectors will be running on
the same “break” schedule they have been running on all summer; Campus
Circulators will not operate during the fair.
This month in the year...
1981: Computerized registration was successfully
introduced to the Crookston, Morris and Waseca campuses
2001: E-mail became the official communication for
the Twin Cities campus
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