Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Message Archive

Friday, December 13, 2013

 

This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

For an archive of announcements sent from the Associate Provost beginning June 2011, click here.

 

From: Edward D. Adams, Senior Registrar 

Dear Fall 2013 Faculty,

WebGrade will be available for Fall 2013 grade submission from 12:01am December 17, 2013 through 11:59pm on January 3, 2014.

WebGrade is Baruch’s on-line grading system that allows you to submit final grades on-line from on or off-campus. Once the grades have been submitted, students are notified of their grade via e-mail and grades are loaded to the Student Information system (SIMS/BOSS).

 

After WebGrade is closed, all students with ungraded courses will be given a “Z” grade, directing student inquiries to the faculty member.

 

All late grade submissions will be accepted only from hard copy printout of the print screen of eRoster (signed and dated)

to ensure accuracy of names and prior grades awarded.

 

Failure to enter your grades on time will cause great inconvenience to the students as well as to you (you will need to submit a hard copy of your grades to the Registrar’s Office).

  • We need to have these grades in order to confer Fall 2013 degrees.
  • Students on probation may not register for the Spring 2014 semester until their Fall grades have been entered and reviewed.
  • Some of your courses are pre-requisites for Spring courses.
  • Some students depend on their company’s tuition re-imbursement plan to meet their tuition payment obligation to the college.

 

Use of Grading Policy

Please enter grades according to the grading policy for your course. The Grading Index Policy is available with a click of the mouse on your web roster.  Please do not assign “P” grades for students who tell you that they are taking a class pass/fail: assign the letter grade they deserve and the system will automatically apply the P if the grade is A-D (undergraduate students).

 

WebGrade Changes for Fall 2013 – Instructor SSN is No Longer Used for Authentication

For the Fall 2013 grading period, a couple of changes have been made to the WebGrade service to improve its security. None of these changes should have significant impact on your use of the service, but being aware of them before you begin your grading might be helpful. The most visible change is setting your course section password.

  • Instructor’s Authentication to Set Course Section Password - To set a course section password the system will now require you to use your  Baruch’s Network username and password credentials (the same credentials used for network login, email and wireless), in place of the previous requirement (instructor’s last name and last 6-digits of SSN).
  • Course Section Password Format Requirement - Another change is that course section passwords have a new format requiring 8-15 characters, at least one uppercase letter, at least one numeric character, and at least one special character ~ ` ! @ # $ ^ - _ | : < , >.
  • Pre-Population of Instructor’s Email Address and Notification – When instructors set their course section password their Baruch email addresses will be registered and they will receive an email notification that the password has been set. The registered email will also be used for sending of the grade roster receipt upon submission.

 

The WebGrade service, as well as updated instructions, can be accessed at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/registrar/webgrade/

Should you encounter technical problems while using the WebGrade system, please contact the Computing and Technology Help Desk at 646-312-1010.

Questions regarding grading policies should be directed to Beverley King at the Registrar’s office: 646-312-1195 or to me at the number below.

 

Thank you.

Edward D. Adams

Senior Registrar

646.312.1180