The Office of the Registrar is excited to announce that Virjean Hanson Edwards has been appointed University Registrar, effective November 1st.
Virjean’s leadership at the Registrar’s Office spans 12 years, including positions as Assistant, Associate, and Interim Registrar.
Philip Ballinger, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment noted that Virjean is “known across campus as a capable leader” and “an ardent guardian of and expert on the student record.” Please join us in congratulating her on her new appointment!
The October 28th, 2010 Issue of UWeek published an article after interviewing Matt Winslow, Acting Associate Registrar of the Room Assignment and Time Schedule Office. The article illustrates the challenges faced by the Time Schedule Office each quarter to assign rooms and meet the needs of many, while maximizing the best use of limited-space.
Every quarter, Winslow’s office juggles factors of time, day, location and more to match classes and rooms with the least amount of faculty inconvenience and wasted time and space. They are assisted by the Classroom Support Services Office, which sees to classroom technical needs and longer-range planning.
Learn more about the Room Assignment and Time Schedule Office and the process for assigning classrooms in the full UWeek article.
The Office of the University Registrar is proud to announce that the latest edition of the University’s General Catalog is now available. The document, weighing in at over 600 pages, can be downloaded from the General Catalog archive page of the Student Guide.
Although its printing and distribution was ended after 2002 (the online Student Guide now serves as the authoritative source for policies and academic information), the General Catalog is still produced in PDF format so it can be easily downloaded, searched and printed. It serves as an historical record of the University’s policies, course and degree offerings, and faculty. Additionally, this bi-annual document is used by state approving agencies to ensure the University continues to meet educational requirements.
Catalyst Web GradeBook, released about two years ago, brought online grade submission to UW faculty members and their grade delegates. However, faculty who needed to submit a grade change still had to rely on the paper Change of Grade request form or submit a signed memo on letterhead. Not any more!
Faculty and staff on all three campuses how now have a convenient way to submit grade-change requests online whether for one student, a handful, or a whole class. The Change of Grade (CoG) request form, developed by the Office of the University Registrar (OUR), was designed to complement the functionality offered within Web GradeBook. Links to the CoG form can be found within Web GradeBook’s documentation, as well as on the OUR website.
The online form offers a number of benefits compared to the paper-based process:
- Available anytime, anywhere - Grade-change requests may be made 24 hours a day; no need to wait on campus mail delivery or walk to Schmitz Hall. And since your UW NetID login provides all the needed verification of your identity, you can submit requests from any computer with internet access.
- Centralized submissions – The form allows requests to be submitted by staff on behalf of faculty, which simplifies the grading process in some departments. Submissions are tracked by UW NetID so their authenticity can be verified.
- Less typing – The form can automatically enter much of your contact information from the UW’s database to cut down on data entry.
- More secure – Information is encrypted on the server to ensure only authorized OUR users have access to the information.
As with the paper-based grade-change request cards, online submissions are reviewed and processed manually by staff in the Graduation and Academic Records Office: Submissions are not automatically input in the Student Database. The normal two business-day processing time still applies.
The OUR encourages you to start submitting your grade changes online. Questions about the new form may be directed to the Graduation and Academic Records office.