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Current Issue: November 25, 2002
Volume 38, Number 10

Internet grade posting available

The UNM Office of the Registrar is implementing Web Grades for the Fall 2002 semester. The new web-based system allows faculty to post grades via the Internet instead of submitting grades on paper.

Kaye Reeves, supervisor of student records at the Office of the Registrar, said grades will be posted faster and paper will be eliminated with the new method.

Reeves said CIRT has been instrumental in implementing the project and is grateful for the work done by CIRT employees Liz Gresham, Jean Russell and Andy Gutierrez. She also acknowledged Peter White, dean of University College, Kathleen Sena, University registrar, and Rose Bennett, associate registrar, for their support for the project.

A pilot program was conducted with classes ending on or before Oct. 12. Reeves said grades from 163 classes were entered via Web Grades.

“After the success of the pilot project, we were given the go-ahead for this semester by the registrar,” Reeves said.

Reeves said the biggest challenge is making sure all instructors have a UNM NetID. “Surprisingly, a lot of faculty did not have a UNM NetID,” she said, adding that many faculty use other e-mail accounts such as Yahoo or Hotmail.

The Office of the Registrar will work with faculty to ensure they get a UNM NetID and will assist those having difficulty with inputting their grades via the Internet, she said.

All faculty listed as instructor of record need to have a UNM NetID to access and submit grades online. Web Grades will be open on the last scheduled day of the course for short courses and beginning Dec. 7 for 16 week courses. Web Grades will be available from Dec. 7 (including winter break) through Jan. 2, 2003 at 7 p.m. for submitting grades.

The URL for Web Grades and class lists and a demo for each function is www3.unm.edu/sis/ClassList.

Reeves said that training sessions for faculty have been scheduled. Contact Reeves at 277-6820 or dkayer@unm.edu for additional information regarding these sessions.