Spring Grade Processing Complete

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Spring 2015 grade processing is complete.  \o/

Students can view their grades and cumulative info on Genesis. Student questions regarding grades should be directed to the instructor.

Other miscellaneous information:

  • Academic Probation has also been run.
  • Students who pre-registered for courses and, after Spring 2015 grading, who did not meet the prerequisites, can view their revised schedule on Genesis.
  • Degree Evaluations can now be done.
  • Transcripts can now be sent if they are not waiting on degree information.  Transcript request information can be found here: http://www.genesee.edu/academics/transcripts.cfm
  • Dean’s & President’s list will be run in 2 weeks.

Congratulations to everyone for making it through the semester!

End of Semester Things to Do

Just a list of things — in no particular order — you should think about doing before you leave for the summer…

  • If you’re sticking around this summer — to work on campus or to take a summer class — or coming back for classes next Fall, go into Genesis and use that blue “Reset Your Password” button to update your password. If you last reset your password in January, it will expire about June-ish and by deliberately resetting it, you reset that counter.
  • If you’re graduating and going on to another college in the Fall, don’t forget to ask for transcripts to be sent. You can set up the request now and when Spring grades are turned in, your transcript(s) will be sent. Go to this page for more information: http://www.genesee.edu/academics/transcripts.cfm
  • Taking an online class? There’s still time to do your course evaluation. Log into Genesis, go to the My Courses page, look for the link on the right to “Course Surveys”
  • Looking to sell back books? The bookstore in Batavia will buy back books at up to 50% of what you paid for them. You need to bring a student ID to sell back your books. If you’re at a Campus Center, ask the folk in the office when a Book Store rep will be at the campus to buy back books. More information here: http://geneseecc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/BNCBSellBackTextbookView?catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=33556
  • Did you rent a textbook? Don’t forget that it must be returned by the last day of exams, which is May 13. More information in the Rental FAQ.
  • Coming back next Fall? If you haven’t, register now for Fall classes. Not sure what courses you should take, see one of our many advisors: http://www.genesee.edu/depts/advisement/advisors/
  • Still looking for a summer job? Check out the Job Bulletin sponsored by the Career Services office. See what’s available: http://www.genesee.edu/home/offices/career/job-bulletin/ New jobs posted regularly! Check it out!
  • Need help with a resume? The Career Services office can help you with that, too! Check out the services: http://www.genesee.edu/home/offices/career/

Have a great summer, no matter what your plans are!

 

Summer 2015 Bills Sent Out!

money-smallTuition bills for Summer 2015 have been sent by the Business Office and tuition is due on May 01. This is for all summer sessions! So you need to pay by May 01 even if your summer course does not start until July.

The Business Office offers its usual array of payment options — check them out!

If you are a new student and have just registered, you do need to give us a minute to create your Genesee email account before you can pay online. Genesee email accounts are created the next business day after you have registered.

If you don’t make arrangements for tuition, you may lose your seat in your course! And there’s no guarantee you can get back into the same course, if it’s one of the more popular courses.

Questions? Feel free to contact the Business Office at:  businessoffice@genesee.edu

Spring Exam Schedule

advisement-1The Spring 2015 Final Exam schedule is now available.

You can go to Genesis (http://genesis.genesee.edu) and find the schedule there — on the outside before you log in. The link to the schedule is usually there every semester.

The direct link is here: http://faculty.genesee.edu/mjheider/finals/finals-201502.htm

Some warnings:

  • your instructor has the final say about the exam time, date, location; he/she can override what is in the schedule
  • the schedule is subject to change; check back as it gets closer to the exam days
  • your course may not be listed; again, check with your instructor
  • your exam time may not be the same time/day as your normal class time; talk to your instructor if this is a problem

Eight weeks to the end of the semester! Time will go by fast!

System Maintenance – 11 pm Saturday to 3 am Sunday

I have to find more to write about — there are lots cooler things to write about besides maintenance announcements!

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If you were around last Sunday at all, you probably noticed that the system maintenance that was supposed to only go from 7 am to 1 pm went all day. And, for some parts of it, like to 10:00 pm all day… sigh… it wasn’t pretty.

A piece of equipment unexpectedly crumbled underneath us and the rest of the day was spent cobbling together a work-around to get things up and running at all.

It’s like that glass you reach for in the cupboard – you’re not even reaching for that glass, you’re reaching for another – but you can only watch helplessly as it tumbles to the floor and shatters into a bazillion little shards. You then get to spend the next hour carefully cleaning up and making sure you have all the pieces before you can do anything else. And you never did get that drink of water you wanted in the first place.

While things are up and running, I think I saw some duct tape back there…. ;-)  The replacement equipment has been delivered and it needs to be installed.

From 11:00 pm on Saturday, March 14 to 3:00 am on Sunday, March 15, all systems will be offline as we replace and configure equipment.

All systems will be offline during this time: web, Genesis, Blackboard, faculty/staff email, Banner…. If you gain access during this time, you may be cut off without warning.

Hopefully, this will settle things down as we all march through the second half of the semester! (Pun only half intended!)

Questions? Send me an email! mjheider@genesee.edu — I won’t be up at 3 am but I’ll look for any questions early Sunday morning!

–Mary Jane

PS – Did you know March 14 is “super” Pi day?  3-14-15…..  3.1415…  ;-)   Never going to see that again in our lifetimes!

8 Week Courses Start March 16

A set of 8 week courses start on Monday, March 16.

examEight week courses offer an opportunity to pick up courses, finish your degree or just learn something new — in a relatively short period of time.

These courses are the same courses taught any other time of the year and require the same work – tests, papers and projects — that the 16 week equivalent requires. So the courses should never be thought of as easier… just as faster.

If you’re struggling in a 16 week course, jumping to a new 8 week course may allow you to salvage your grade point average — and your financial aid — for the semester. But you have to really be committed to the 8 week course… you’ll need to do even more homework than you had been doing. Be sure you’re doing this for the right reasons.

The best resource for that 8 week course is the instructor. Send him/her an email, ask if the syllabus is available since you’re considering taking the course. Ask questions and make sure you understand what needs to be done.

8 week courses can be a good way to learn new material for lots of students! Just make sure it’s for you!

 

 

More Computer Maintenance – March 8 – 7 am to 1 pm

springbreakSpring has more ‘sproing’ than ‘sprung’ at this point… and can you believe the time change for Daylight Savings time is *this* weekend…. I’m sleep deprived enough that I can’t afford to lose the hour at this point.

Don’t touch office computers or anything; it’ll all reset itself automagically. If the time is not right on Monday, reboot it once, and if it’s still cranky, send an email to helpdesk@genesee.edu and we’ll find a sun lamp for it. You’re on your own for your personal computers, but they should reset fine!

But our intrepid crew of Computer folk will be forging onward, performing system maintenance on Sunday, March 8 between 7 am and 1 pm.

ALL SYSTEMS WILL BE AFFECTED. Not everything will be offline for the entire time, but if you do connect during this time, you may be disconnected without warning.

FACULTY – please warn your online students. Since it’s the start of Spring break, you probably do not have work due, but some of your students may be looking to catch up on Sunday morning… (okay, we know that’s not really going to happen, but someone has to be an optimist about it!)

Me? I have blackout curtains! I’m going to sleep in on Sunday… I need all the sleep I can get!

Questions? Send me an email: mjheider@genesee.edu

–Mary Jane