Monday, January 04, 2010

GRADEWATCH 2k10!

EDIT: As you all know, grades have begun to trickle in. Everybody dance now!

We've gotten your emails about course evaluations being up, and short courses being completed over two months ago, with no grades. We don't know what to tell you, but we think it might have something to do with this email that we all received from the SRO people on December 12, 2009:

With only four days of fall exams left, I wanted to update you on the grading calendar and procedures. Instructors must submit their fall grades no later than Monday, February 1st. The Student Records Office (SRO) processes grades as received and, ideally, grades should be posted on SIS within 2-3 working days. We also release course evaluations, i.e., post them on LawWeb, at the same time.

As some of you have noticed, a few course evaluations have been posted on LawWeb, but grades have not been posted on SIS. Given that this is the first instance of grade processing using the University’s new SIS computer program, there have been some last minute issues that have delayed the process. The University Registrar’s Office and ITC are working on it and I expect grades will start appearing within a couple of weeks. NOTE: While we have received a few short course grades, we anticipate receiving nearly all semester-long course grades during the latter part of January.

I will send another e-mail to announce when grades are being posted to SIS.

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The first emphasized portion seems to suggest that grades will appear as they are submitted - and the email also implies that some grades have, in fact, been submitted. But has anyone gotten them yet? We haven't seen an email announcing it. Does anyone think that, at least this semester, grades will be posted only once all of them are available, i.e. sometime after February 1, 2010?

So, for lack of much else to do over break, please let us know if you receive (any) grades - maybe those who care (1Ls everyone) can get over their anxiety / stop constantly going through SIS's complicated login procedure. Ty ty xoxo~

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

ITE, not just 1Ls care about grades. We all do.

Anonymous said...

^

what he/she said

Anonymous said...

I'm also a non-1L who cares about grades. I also realize that even my caring about grades, won't make them worth a damn. ITE.

Anonymous said...

u cant spell wgwag without a

Anonymous said...

Hm. I wonder how long it takes to grade your average law school exam for a class of, say, 30. 2 weeks, maybe? Why the latter part of January, then? I'm sure some professors must have already submitted them... ?

Anonymous said...

THIS JUST RAISES MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS!

Anonymous said...

"complicated login procedure"? Seriously?

ISIS (the old system, basically a mainframe front-end I think) was a complicated login procedure. SIS login is comparable to checking email... If you have a digital certificate installed on your laptop (and why wouldn't you?) it's like two clicks to login and another two clicks to get grades.

SIS gets an A+ from me... assuming SRO ever figures out how to use it!

Anonymous said...

11:41,

You would think that silly naive 1L. My small section class was the last grade that came in Fall 1L year. It was posted in the 2nd week of Feb

Anonymous said...

Rumor that a trustworthy 3L posted on facebook that one of her grades is up on SIS... who knows...

Anonymous said...

It is very interestingly written, to the author thanks.

Anonymous said...

I've gotten 1 short course grade, but not the other (which also has a course evaluation posted)

Anonymous said...

SIS' login is easier than ISIS' but the actual process of viewing your grades on SIS is more complicated/time-consuming than it was on ISIS.

Designing a system to be more complicated/less convenient than its predecessor? FAIL!

Anonymous said...

short course grade finally popped up today after 2 months.

Anonymous said...

At least the fact that a few grades have been posted shows that the law school IT people know how to sync up with and submit to SIS or whatever. So hopefully that means more grades will start rolling in.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I got a regular course grade today; the evals had been up since before Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Just got a small section 1L grade on SIS for a course that does not yet have an eval up.

Anonymous said...

Question: why in the hell does it take profs who didn't even have exams or papers (eg, trial ad) so long to submit grades? Just not getting around to it yet? Can't find the time to fill in 16 little circles?

Anonymous said...

Could it be that professors get to go on vacation too? Gasp.

Anonymous said...

or, gasp, that professors are lazy. gasp

Anonymous said...

One of my coure evals was not up today, posted mid-afternoon, just got the grade from it. (1L course)

Anonymous said...

Professors are lazy because they don't turn in their grades ahead of the deadline. Interesting argument.

Anonymous said...

Vacation? Since Dec 2? Nice vacation. This isn't France.