February 2012, Vol. 36, No. 2
Editor: Kate Sophia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Inside this issue:
-- Datebook: spring 2012
-- Registrar's Advisory Committee (RAC) in March
-- Instructors will receive an email when students withdraw
-- Planned system downtime March 3 & 4
-- Updating LE course lists on One Stop
-- First week of new online transcript ordering service
-- University Health Insurance Requirement for fall 2012
-- University of Minnesota selected as a Tillman Military Scholar University Partner by Pat Tillman Foundation
-- Reminder about full-time equivalency for graduate students
-- FERPA Q&A: Questions about billing details
Thursday, Mar. 1
March graduation application deadline for graduate & professional students (monthly clearances only)
Saturday, Mar. 10
Spring first 7-week session ends
Monday, Mar. 12-Friday, March 17
Monday, Mar. 12
Last day to cancel spring full semester classes without college scholastic committee approval
Wednesday, Mar. 14
Second spring payment due (50% of billing statement balance). More information…
Friday, Mar. 17
University closed for holiday
Monday, Mar. 19
Spring second 7-week session begins
Wednesday, Mar. 21
Last day to apply for May session undergraduate graduation
Monday, Mar. 26
-100% tuition refund deadline if canceling spring second 7-week session classes
-Last day to add spring second 7-week classes without instructor approval
Registrar's Advisory Committee (RAC) in March
The next meeting of the Registrar's Advisory Committee (RAC) will be held Monday, March 5, from 9:30 a.m. until noon in 402 Walter Library. The first hour of the meeting will focus on undergraduate education; the last 90 minutes of the meeting will be devoted to graduate education. Agenda items include an update on exit interviews, an update on business intelligence, and a best-practice presentation on orientation for directors of graduate studies.
For more information about future RAC meetings, email email@example.com.
Instructors will receive an email when students withdraw
Beginning February 24, instructors on the Twin Cities campus will receive an email once a week if a student has withdrawn from his or her course(s). The email asks the instructor to review the class list to see which student has withdrawn and if appropriate, report suspicions or evidence of academic dishonesty to the Office for Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (OSCAI). Read more...
Planned system downtime March 3 & 4
There will be planned system downtime to complete a required upgrade to both the software and hardware for the Oracle databases that support PeopleSoft (both Campus Solutions and Financials) and associated web applications. Read more...
Updating LE course lists on One Stop
During the monthly meeting of the Council on Liberal Education, proposals to designate courses as satisfying the requirements for the diversified core or designated themes for Liberal Education are reviewed. Read more...
New online transcript ordering service has great start
The new online transcript ordering service went live mid-morning on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. In its first week of service, there were 864 unique orders made totaling 993 transcripts. Read more...
University Health Insurance Requirement for fall 2012
All students who are 1) admitted to a degree program and 2) registered for six or more credits per semester that count toward the automatic assessment of the Student Services Fee are required by the University of Minnesota to have health plan coverage. Read more...
University of Minnesota selected as a Tillman Military Scholar University Partner by Pat Tillman Foundation
The Pat Tillman Foundation has chosen the University of Minnesota as one of three new University Partners in support of the Tillman Military Scholars program, which provides educational scholarships for veteran and active servicemembers and their spouses. Read more...
Reminder about full-time equivalency for graduate students
Full-time equivalency courses are one credit courses that certify the post-baccalaureate students as full time for the purposes of things like loan deferment. Read more...
FERPA Q&A: Questions about billing details
Question: What should I do when someone other than the student calls asking about billing details?
For the answer, see this FERPA Q&A on The Ledger.
If you have questions about FERPA, or if you have a topic you would like to see featured in a future FERPA Q&A, contact Dan Delaney or Tina Falkner.
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