Faculty will be submitting grades by Monday, March 7. You will be able to find them in SIS in the student center. Pasted below is a screen shot of where you will find your mid-term grades. The mid-term grades tab will appear once midterms are posted.
Remember that mid-term grades are not official grades and will not appear on your transcript. They are provided to give you an indication of where you stand in the class at this time. This is a good time to honestly reflect on your academic progress and see if you need to make any changes to your class attendance, study strategies, time-management strategies, etc. In many cases, you may still have time to make some positive changes.
As you get your mid term grades back and are deciding on whether to withdraw from a class, use the P/NP option or to stick with all of your classes, please review the rules for academic good standing. In order to be in academic good standing at the end of a semester, you must earn at least 12 hours and a 2.000 gpa for that semester. The complete academic standing rules can be seen here. Make sure to check the requirements as you contemplate withdrawing from classes!
If you received grades of I (incomplete) for any courses from the fall semester, you are expected to make the work up as quickly as possible. The amount of time allowed by a professor for making up an incomplete should be consistent with the length of the your absence(s) in the fall semester. The latest deadline by which work must be completed and grades reported is Friday, March 25. Petitions for extensions may be considered by the Deans Committee in the Office of Undergraduate Studies only in cases where there are valid extenuating circumstances and a petition with appropriate supporting documentation (including a letter from the professor) has been submitted prior to March 25. Incompletes not completed by the deadline and for which no extension has been approved, will be converted to F grades.
Remember the last day to withdraw from a class is Friday, March 25 at 5pm. As you may already know, you can drop a class through SIS if you are in good standing and you will not fall below 12 hours if you drop a class. To withdraw from a class in SIS, from your student page go to the “other academic drop-down box,” and select “Enrollment: drop.”
If you are not in good standing, will fall below 12 hours if you drop a course, or just want to talk to someone in the UGS office before withdrawing from the class, please stop by Sears 357. You can find walk-in hours here.
EXTENSIONS FOR COURSE WITHDRAWALS: If you need an extension of the March 25 deadline because a test already taken or assignment already submitted will not be returned until next week, be sure to meet with a dean by the end of the day on March 25. If you are granted an extension and are withdrawing after the March 25 deadline, you will need to use a paper form signed by a dean in the Office of Undergraduate Studies.
If you are planning on using the P/NP option for a class this semester you must complete the online form by 5pm on Monday, April 25.
Remember the rules surrounding P/NP are:
With graduation rapidly approaching, there are some deadlines and reminders that are worth reviewing!
If you are planning on taking summer classes at Case, the first day to register is March 28. You need to have your advisor release your advising hold in order to register. Remember tuition is 1/2 price for the summer! Summer courses are now listed on the searchable schedule.
You should also check out the May semester. Complete a 3 credit course in 3 weeks! Courses end by May 27, so you have the rest of the summer to work, do research, travel or take other classes.
If you are planning on taking classes off campus, there are some polices and paperwork that you must follow and complete. The policies are listed on the Off-Campus Study Request Form. In order to complete the Off-Campus Study Request Form, you must collect course descriptions for the courses(s) that you are interested in taking and bring them to the department for the course to be evaluated. The completed and approved form should then be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Studies in Sears 357. The deadline for submissionsof that request is April 1.
For those of you who live in Cuyahoga County, please pay special attention to the specific residency restrictions listed in the student handbook.
Please verify your final exam schedule now. Make sure that all of your travel plans are after your final exams. You can find the Final Exam dates here. You should also consult your syllabi for all of your classes.
Students are not required to take more than two final examinations on a single day. If you have three final exams scheduled for a single day or two exams scheduled at the same time, you should email Dean Wolcowitz in the Office of Undergraduate Studies. In the email, you should provide the dates, times, and classes for which you have the conflict. He will work with you to reschedule one of the exams.
If you have completed your first seminar and both of your university seminars, you should submit your writing portfolio by the end of January. Visit the SAGES portfolio web site for details on how and when you must submit your portfolio.
More information about all this event can be found on the SOURCE website.
Study abroad opportunities at Case span five continents. Study abroad offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture and university, as well as participate in internships and community service in a variety of fields, including business, engineering, policy development, and health education.
The Office of Undergraduate Studies will host several study abroad visitors on campus during the next few weeks. If you are at all interested in studying abroad, including those in pre-med and pre-law, we would encourage you to attend. Stop by for a few minutes to learn more about them!
|BCA (Brethren Colleges Abroad)||Mar 21||11:30-1:00pm||Sears 357||Ecuador, England, France, Greece, Japan and Spain
Have you done well in a class and want to share your knowledge? Have you used and SI before and found it be be really helpful? Here is your chance to become and SI. ESS is currently accepting applications for SI leaders for the fall 2011 semester. If you are interested in applying, visit the ESS-SI website for more information and an application.
How to Make a Poster (which will include a couple of judges from the December Intersections offering their suggestions) will be on Friday, April 1, 4pm. Location to be determined and will be posted on the SOURCE website.
More information about all this event can be found on the SOURCE website.
There are various scholarships and research grants for which second year, upperclass students, and graduating women in the College of Arts and Sciences can apply including
Case will award a limited number of scholarships for 2011-2012 and subsequent years for students who are currently enrolled at Case and who have completed a record of achievement, participation and leadership that distinguishes them from their peers.
What will be awarded:
One Trustees' Scholarship
Two President's Scholarships
Four Provost Scholarships
Eligibility requirements include
Full eligibility requirements can be found on the application. Applications are available in the Office of Undergraduate Studies in Sears 357, the Office of Financial Aid in Yost 417A or can be downloaded from the Undergraduate Studies web site. Applications due April 25, 2011.
|Mid Term Grades Due||March 7|
|Spring Break||March 7-11|
|Deadline to complete Incomplete from Fall semester||March 25|
|Deadline for Class Withdrawal||March 25|
|Open Registration for Summer Classes Begins||March 28|
|Registration Begins||April 4|
|Last Day of Class||April 25|
|Reading Days||April 25, 26|
|Final Exams Begin||April 28|
|Final Exams End||May 5|
|Final Grades Due by 11:00am||May 7|
|University Commencement||May 15|
Click here fore a complete 5 year academic calendar.
The Jackson Award celebrates those who have guided a student in their academic and career paths; fostered the student's long-term personal development; challenged the student to reflect, explore and grow as an individual; and supported and/or facilitated the student's goals and life choices.
Nominate a a faculty or staff member who has really made an made an impact on you or helped your achieve you academic goals.
The Wittke Award is presented each year to two Case Western Reserve University faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching. To nominate your favorite professor, click here.
The Carl F. Wittke Award was established in 1971 in honor of Carl Wittke, a former faculty member, dean, and vice president of Western Reserve University. The Wittke Award is presented each year to two Case Western Reserve University faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching
Nominate a a faculty member who has really made an made an impact on you or helped your achieve you academic goals.
On March 19, Case faculty and staff will compete in the second annual Dancing with the CWRU Stars to support children battling cancer at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Presented by new student organization, Dance Marathon at CWRU (DM-CWRU), Case faculty and their professional dance partners will showcase their prepared dances in styles ranging from ballroom to hip-hop in a competition based on the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars. The event’s goal is to raise $10,000 to jump start a fund that DM-CWRU will continue to build that will help families with children fighting cancer at University Hospitals cover the substantial costs of pediatric cancer care.
The CWRU Dancers are:
Crystal Sutton (UPB)
Prof. Heidi Martin (Chemical Engineering)
Prof. Rob Brown (Physics)
Bridget Chapman (Office of Multicultural Affairs)
Kathleen Lanese (Track and Cross Country Coach)
Prof. Alan Rocke (History)
Prof. Terri Mester (English)
Thomas Matthews (Career Center)
Angela Lowery (CCEL)
Master of Ceremonies: Officer Mark Chavis
Exhibition performances from:
Friday March 19 at 7:00pm in Adelbert Gymnasium.
Tickets on sale the week before (3/14-3/18) in Nord and at the door, suggested donation of $5.
Every Friday, 12:30pm - 2pm
The University Community Hour facilitates student and faculty attendance at campus-wide gatherings and special events, especially those that foster community building at Case Western Reserve University. For more information, visit the Community Hour homepage.
From basketball to swimming to baseball, many of your friends are competing on varsity athletic teams. Show your Spartan spirit and come out and cheer for them! Check out the Athletics web site for a complete listing of schedules.