By action of the Faculty Council (January 10, 1967), instructors are required to provide an evaluation of performance to each student not later than after two-thirds of the semester has elapsed. Additionally, the IU Bloomington Campus has a policy that instructors will assign letter grades at midterm for all freshmen and University Division sophomores. This population also includes high school students enrolled on campus for university credit. Student grades at midterm are used for counseling purposes and are not recorded on the students’ permanent records.
We have identified that one or more of your courses contains student(s) in this midterm grade population. Your midterm grade roster(s) contains only the names of students who are in the selected population; therefore, the roster may list only a portion of the entire class.
Midterm grade rosters for collection of letter grades are now available in OneStart at http://onestart.iu.edu. Midterm grade rosters are available for updating at all times except Monday through Saturday, 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., and Sunday, 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Times given are Eastern Daylight Time.
The deadline for submission of midterm grades is Monday, October 27 at 10:00 p.m.
For those students listed on your midterm rosters, please assign a letter grade (A+ through F; or S or F for approved S/F graded courses) for each student on the roster. The following special midterm grades may be used to provide additional information for student counseling:
Excessive Absence Indicator
The M notation can be used in combination with only the grades of F or I (Incomplete) to indicate excessive absence.
• FM grade indicates students who are failing due to lack of attendance or who have never attended.
• IM grade indicates students for whom no progress evaluation is possible, whose current enrollment status is unknown, or who may be in the process of officially withdrawing.
It is important to note that the midterm grades roster “times out” after 10 minutes of inactivity. During the online grade entry process, remember to save frequently to avoid the risk of losing your data.
Assistance will be available on a walk-in basis in Franklin Hall 117 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on October 23, 24, and 27.
Additional information regarding the midterm grade process may be found on our website at http://www.indiana.edu/~registra/midtermgrades.shtml.
Should you wish to print directions for grade entry, a one-page Adobe help sheet is available via http://www.indiana.edu/~registra/pdfs/Midterm.pdf.