For the Record - Faculty Edition
Faculty can begin submitting final grades for Fall 2013. Grades are due by Friday, December 20th at 12:00 noon ET. All grades MUST be submitted by this deadline.
When: Any time between now and December 20th at 12:00 noon ET. No extensions, no exceptions.
Where: eCommon – log in and select the Faculty tab. Log in now to make sure you can access eCommon.
Login issues should be referred to the Help Desk at x8080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How: Review the Final Grading Instructions for a step-by-step guide to grade entry. Giving an incomplete? Read the last tab on "Entering Incomplete Grades." If you have any questions, email email@example.com.
Students rely on you to submit your grades on time. Late grades can delay their graduation, financial aid standing, and their employment.
A slight adjustment has been made to the grading system this Fall. Beginning this semester, if you need to enter a grade of "F" for a student, you will be required to also enter the student's final date of attendance in the class.
If you forget to enter the final date of attendance for any "F" grades, you will receive an error message prompting you to do so when you submit your grades.
The Final Grading Instructions reflect this change, so please review them before entering your grades!
To help you successfully navigate the grading system, we'd like to draw attention to the two most common issues we hear about this time of year.
- The Green Triangle - After logging on to eCommon and selecting the "Final Grades" option in the Faculty Grading Assignment section, you'll be shown a list of your current courses. You MUST click on the small green triangle that appears to the right of each course in order to access each course's respective grade entry page.
The triangle will appear in yellow if you enter a few grades for a course, log out and then revisit it later to finish your grading. Regardless of the change in color, you STILL need to click on the triangle to access the grade entry page.
- Incomplete Grades - After submitting all of your grades for a given course, you will be prompted to submit any "INC" grades a second time. The system is merely trying to confirm that you intended to enter an Incomplete grade.
Simply click the submit button again and your grading will be complete.
Did you give an incomplete grade in Spring or Summer 2013? Don't miss the deadline to get it changed!
Instructors must submit a completed Grade Change Form to the Registrar's Office by Friday, Dec. 20th at 12:00 noon ET. Forms are available on eCommon and may be faxed to 617-824-8654 or scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org from your Emerson email account.
If you wish to extend the incomplete for another semester, you must send an email to email@example.com with the name of the student, the course, and the term the student began the course.
Incomplete grades from Spring or Summer 2013 will change to Incomplete/Failure grades on Dec. 21, 2013.
Have a wonderful winter break and a happy new year! Thanks for making this semester a success!
Just a reminder that the Spring 2014 semester begins on January 15th, before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Dec 10 Last Day of Regular Instruction
Dec 10 Master's Theses and Projects Due
Dec 11 Reading Day
Dec 12 – 17 Final Exams
Dec 18 Residence Halls close at noon
Dec 20 Fall 2012 grades due at noon
Dec 23 Grades viewable online