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February 23, 2018

Freshman Academic Progress Reports due Feb. 26

Submitted by Sara Opperud

Faculty are reminded to enter their mid-term Academic Progress Reports for all freshmen now through 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26. The survey cannot be reopened once it has closed.

These reports give students an early indication as to their performance in your course or course section. They also let the student's academic advisor and academic support professionals know who may be doing unsatisfactory work so they can contact the student and discuss steps the student may take to improve their performance.

Submission of the progress reports is through the KSIS system. Faculty can check to see which of their spring 2018 courses or course sections have first-year students enrolled by going to the KSIS Faculty Center, under My Teaching Schedule. Those courses with first-year students enrolled will have a Mid-term Grade Roster icon posted. Select this icon and a report form containing the names of your freshman first-year students will appear. Whether or not you believe you have first-year students in any of your classes, please check. View the Service Now link for assistance entering grades. 

Following the name of each student, please indicate whether the student is doing "satisfactory," grade A-C, or "unsatisfactory," grade D-F, work at that time. For those students whose performance-to-date is deemed unsatisfactory, faculty are requested to indicate one or more reasons for this evaluation; at least one reason must be indicated. Please recall that, in addition to exams, quizzes and papers, you may include such factors as class attendance, completion of homework in an accurate and timely fashion, classroom participation, out-of-class preparation, etc. in your assessment of "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory" work.

Please include your graduate teaching assistants, as well as teaching faculty, to file their Mid-Term Academic Progress Reports.

Each of the progress reports for an individual student will be compiled into a Mid-term Academic Progress Report. The student will be able to go online and view his or her report. Academic advisors and/or academic support staff will contact students to offer assistance as appropriate. In the end, your effort to help us identify students who are potentially in need of assistance will significantly improve their chances for academic success.

Please contact Sara Opperud at 785-532-5302 or sopperud@k-state.edu if you have any questions or problems.