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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Grade entry deadlines and reminders

Fall 2016 grades (regular session and second 7-week session) are due on Thursday, December 29. A complete list of grading due dates, how-to guides, and policies, are available on the ASR website.

Grade rosters are now available in Faculty Center. Please encourage instructors to log into Faculty Center ahead of time to check that they have a final grade roster for the classes for which they expect to enter grades. If instructors do not see their expected final grades rosters, they should contact their department’s class scheduler.

New class cancellation email

Starting on December 16, 2016, students who are enrolled in a class that is canceled will receive an email notifying them of the cancellation. The email process will run daily from PeopleSoft. The email includes the following information:
  • The subject, catalog number, section, component, and credits of the canceled class(es).
  • Admonition to review their class schedule in MyU.
  • Direction to contact their advisor or the offering department about the cancellation.
  • Direction to contact One Stop with any other questions.
If you have questions about this information, contact Stacey Tidball, Director of Continuity and Compliance, at tidball@umn.edu.

New Astra Academics UPK topics available

Three new Astra Academics UPK topics have been released:
  • Filtering Academic Sections
  • Adjusting Columns for Academic Sections
  • Assigning a Classroom
The UPK topics can be accessed by clicking on the “help” link in PeopleSoft or from the ASR Training and Support webpage, under Astra Schedule.

New ‘Leave of Absence’ reason codes

The Student Program Plan page in PeopleSoft now contains new Action Reasons associated with a Leave of Absence. When you add a leave row for a student, please select from the following list of reasons:

The newly revised Leave of Absence form requires undergraduate students to report a reason for their leave, beginning spring semester 2017. Even though an Action Reason is not a PeopleSoft required field, selecting one will ensure that a reason is reflected in APLUS.