Mid-term (Interim) Grades
Students in Danger of Failing
During the fall and spring semesters, the dean asks instructors to submit the names and grades of students whose work at mid-semester is below a C- or whose performance is unsatisfactory for other reasons. An email warning is sent to these students encouraging them to discuss their performance with their instructor and/or course TAs, and access appropriate resources. Students may view their interim grades in UR Student.
A notice of each warning letter is put in the student’s file and sent to the student as well as undergraduate advisors, faculty advisors, NROTC, HEOP, the director of Minority Student Affairs, the McNair/Kearns programs, the International Services Office, and Athletics and Recreation, when appropriate. Parents are not notified. Students who are not enrolled in the College as undergraduates are not notified if they’re in danger of failing.
The dean also asks instructors to flag students whose writing they consider deficient. These names are forwarded to the director of the Writing, Speaking and Argument Program for follow-up.
Students Who Are Excelling
Instructors are also asked to report the names of students who would be considered to be performing at the “A+” level, were such a recognized grade. These students are also notified.