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Midterm Grades

 

Mid-term grades should be entered between Wednesday 10/9 and Wednesday 10/16


 

Why should I submit midterm grades?

It is a good check for you – how are your students doing overall?  If the answer is not well, what (if anything) is your responsibility.

Here are seven principles of good practice in undergraduate education – each is expanded upon in the article.  Do these sound like you?  Which one is your weakest attribute?  Are you doing your best to ensure your students’ success?

1. Encourages contact between students and faculty

2. Develops reciprocity and cooperation among students.

3. Encourages active learning.

4. Gives prompt feedback.

5. Emphasizes time on task.

6. Communicates high expectations.

7. Respects diverse talents and ways of learning.

Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education

AW Chickering and ZF Gamson, Washington Center News, Fall 1987

Why should I submit midterm grades?

It is a good check for your students – especially first semester freshmen who are still adjusting to the expectations and freedom college life affords.

2008 Cohort Success Indicators: Academic Alerts, Midterm Grades and End of Term Grades

Offices of IR and UE at the University of Kentucky

White Paper, December 2009

A Different Between Student Expectations and Classroom Performance?

TA Stinson and X Zhao

Journal of College Teaching and Learning 5(7):33-42, July 2008

Why should I submit midterm grades?

It is a good check for your students – all of them

These studies found that student behavior changed/improved after receiving mid-term grades.

Can Students Change Their Homework Behavior After the Midterm?  Does it Help?

PM Kotas and JE Finck

Journal of College Teaching and Learning 1(11):73-82, November 2004

The effect of time-on-task on student grades and grade expectations.

DW Guillaume and CS Khachikian

Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education 36(3): 251-61, May 2011

Why should I submit midterm grades?

It is a good check for your students – especially athletes and NROTC students.

Below is a summary of the progress student athletes must make by semester.  Sometimes, more study hall hours or increased tutoring is recommended.  Other times, strategic withdrawal from a course can be good for both the student and the athlete.  The earlier student athletes, their advisors and coaches have this information, the better for the JU Dolphin and the JU Dolphins!

 

NCAA Continuing Eligibility Rules

Entered College FT on or after August 2003

To be eligible at start of:          

1st term

 

Eligibility Center approval

Enrolled Full Time (FT)

2nd term

 Pass 6 hours in last FT term

3rd term

 

Pass 24 hours (18 must be in regular academic year, 6 can be in summer)

Pass 6 hours in last FT term

Have cum 1.8 GPA

4th term

 

Have a total of 24 passed hours or more

Pass 6 hours in last FT term

Have cum 1.8 GPA

5th term

 

Pass 18 hrs in past regular academic year

40% of degree done (48-50 hrs depending on major)

Hrs must be in DECLARED MAJOR

Pass 6 hrs in last FT term

Have cum 1.9 GPA

6th term

 

Have a total of 48 passed hours or more (40% of degree)

Pass 6 hrs in last FT term

Have cum 1.9 GPA

7th term

 

Pass 18 hrs in past regular academic year

60% of degree done (72-75 hrs depending on major)

Hrs must be in DECLARED MAJOR

Pass 6 hrs in last FT term

Have cum 2.0 GPA

8th term

 

60% of degree complete (72-75hrs depending on major)

Pass 6 hrs in last FT term

Have cum 2.0 GPA

9th term

 

Pass 18 hrs in past regular academic year

80% of degree done (96-101 hrs depending on major)

Hrs must be in DECLARED MAJOR

Pass 6 hrs in last FT term

Have cum 2.0 GPA

10th term

 

80% of degree complete (96-101 hrs depending on major)

Pass 6 hrs in last FT term

Have cum 2.0 GPA

*Unlimited hours in summer to reach GPA

*Unlimited hours in summer to reach PTD, as long as they have met the 6, 18 hour rules

Revised 8/10/10


 

Why should I submit midterm grades?

It is good for the university – the advantage of a small school, with small class sizes is the individual attention we can give our students.  No one should fall between the cracks.  For those students not doing well or not meeting their potential, invite them to your office for a brief chat.  Determine what challenges or concerns they might have that are getting in their way from performing their best in your class.  Offer help, insights or referrals to assist the students.  Happy, satisfied, engaged and cared for students will return – and graduate!!

Midterm grades can predict student persistence

eInside: Excellence in Action

Kent State University, 09/05/05

Assessing the Impact of Freshmen Midterm Grades on Retention

JC Acker, W Hughes and WR Fendley

Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

University of Alabama

October 2002