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New WebAdvisor Feature: Midterm Warning Comments & Final Evaluation Narratives

We are excited to introduce a new feature enabling faculty to enter (and advisors/students the ability to view) Midterm Warning Comments and Final Evaluation Narratives directly in WebAdvisor.

Here are links to short instructional training videos:
-Faculty Entering Midterm Warnings
-Faculty Entering Final Evaluation Narratives
-Advisors Viewing Midterm Warnings and Final Evaluation Narratives
-Students Viewing Midterm Warnings and Final Evaluation Narratives

For Faculty/Advisors:
-Beginning Spring 2014, faculty now have the ability to enter mid-term warning comments (for all ‘U’ grades entered) directly in WebAdvisor (replacing the use of the paper Mid-Term Reports) and for final grading, the ability to enter narrative comments about student progress/performance directly in WebAdvisor (replacing the electronic Word documents that have been used the past few years).

-The look and feel of WebAdvisor has remained the same (with the addition of a column on the faculty ‘Grading’ screen to enter narratives), hopefully making this new process intuitive.

-Advisors have a link in their ‘My Advisees’ section to select the ‘action’ to ‘View Student Midterm Warnings and Final Grade Narratives’.

For Students:
-Students now have the ability to view their Midterm Warning comments and Final Evaluations of student progress/performance on WebAdvisor.

-Click on the new link in WebAdvisor to ‘View My Midterm Warnings and Final Grade Narratives’ (narratives for terms earlier than spring 2014 were done on paper and are not available using WebAdvisor).

-Print or Save your evaluations before you graduate or leave RISD (as evaluations are not a part of your official RISD record), and are available only while your WebAdvisor account remains active.

Spring 2014 Important Dates

-February 13: First day of spring semester classes.  Add/drop registration begins

-February 20: Spring Add/Drop ends

-Feburary 21: Withdrawal period begins, “W” grade

-February 27: Final day to submit forms for ISP, CSP and Internships for     Spring

-April 14: Final date to withdraw from a course with “W” grade

See the Academic Calendar for other important dates.

The 2014 -15 academic calendar is now posted in the Academic Calendar tab

Click on the “Academic Calendar” tab above for the basic start and end dates for next academic year, 2014 – 2015 as well as a detailed academic calendar for next year.