Friday, October 17, 2003
Mid-semester student evaluations available online
By Jeff Samoray, OU Web Writer
To assist its students in achieving academic success, Oakland University is now placing mid-semester evaluations for students enrolled in 100 and 200-level courses online. This allows students to gauge their progress and seek assistance, if necessary.
“Everyone at Oakland University is dedicated to helping our students achieve their academic and professional goals,” said Academic Skills Center Director Charles Clark. “We encourage students to take advantage of every opportunity available to them. Most importantly, we encourage students to continue to work hard, do their best at all times and seek assistance on campus when they need it.”
To view evaluations, log on to the OU SAIL system at https://sail.oakland.edu/, then select “Login to Secure Area,” then “Student Services and Financial Aid.” Then click on “Student Records and Account Summary,” then “Mid-Term Grades” to view evaluations. No evaluation means that performance to date is satisfactory or that the professor did not submit the mid-semester evaluation on time. Students who do not have completed evaluations for each 100- and 200-level course are encouraged to speak with their professors. Unsatisfactory progress is noted by a U and means the instructor has determined that the student is in danger of receiving a low final grade in the course.
Here are some recommended courses of action for students who receive a “U “ in any evaluation:
- Speak with your professor about what you need to do to enhance your performance.
- Seek assistance at the Academic Skills Center, 103 North Foundation Hall, where tutoring is available in most 100 and 200-level courses. The center also offers tips and workshops on how to study more effectively.
- Contact your academic adviser about the significance of your evaluations. Visit the Academic Advising Web site for more information.
The last day to withdraw for Fall 2003 classes is Tuesday, Nov. 4. To withdraw, visit the Registration Office in 100 O’Dowd Hall or fax your request with name, student ID and course information to the Registrar's Office at (248) 370-3461.
For more information on mid-semester evaluations, contact Charles Clark at (248) 370-4215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.