Your guide to Interim Progress Reporting

When to Enter Progress Indicators:

Interim progress rosters are available for all developmental, 100 or 200 regular session (15-week) courses through Sunday, Feb. 15.

Who Needs to Submit Progress Indicators:

For faculty who teach 100 and 200 level courses, this is a requirement approved by Faculty Senate and the Board of Trustees. All students in your course need to receive a performance indicator.

Instructors can choose from these options to identify the student’s progress:

Grade CodeGrade Roster OptionsStudent Communication Grade Reason Description
UAUnsatisfactory AttendanceUnsatisfactory attendance
ULUnsat Performance QualityNot demonstrating content knowledge
UTUnsat Performance QuantityMissing/Incomplete Assignments
UALU- Attendance & Perf QualityUnsatisfactory attendance and not demonstrating content knowledge
UATU- Attendance & Perf QuantityUnsatisfactory  attendance and missing/incomplete Assignments
ULTU- Perf Quality & QuantityNot demonstrating content knowledge and missing/incomplete assignments
UAQU-Attend, P Quantity & QualityUnsatisfactory  attendance, missing/Incomplete assignments and not demonstrating content knowledge

How to Submit

Interim progress indicators are submitted in the same manner as final grades via My Akron. Instructions on how to enter these indicators can be found here.

Changing Progress Indicators:

Progress indicators may be edited for students within the three-week window that began on Jan. 26 and continues through Feb. 15. For example, a student may have an unsatisfactory score “U” in the second week and end up with a satisfactory score “S” by the fifth week. After Feb. 15, progress indicators will remain unchanged.

Questions regarding the process for interim progress indicators may be directed to the Office of the University Registrar at

New murals reflect UA community spirit

UA students paint Mural of the World.

More than 200 students, faculty and staff let their inner artists emerge this week to paint two identical Zippy-themed murals for the "Mural of the World" project. One will hang near the ballrooms on the third floor of the Student Union, while the other will go to Washington, D.C., to be displayed with hundreds of other Mural of the World paintings.

The artistic endeavor actually required no skill. As long as the volunteers could keep their brushes inside the lines, all was good for the “paint-by-number” project. See their efforts in this video.

Mural of the World is a global project where communities, companies and organizations share in creating an immense public work of art – one painting at a time. The Mural of the World gives physical form to the synergy of hundreds of thousands of individuals working together to produce a “traveling mural” that will be displayed at public gatherings, shows, fairs and events worldwide. When enough paintings are created, the mural will be displayed at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Volunteers needed for Rethinking Race events

Rethinking Race banner art

Consider signing up to help at one or more of the nearly three dozen Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond events, beginning Friday, Jan. 30, and continuing through Friday, Feb. 13. Vounteer today!

UA clinic, Legal Aid partner to improve wellness in Akron

The stress of daily life can lead to a medical condition or make an existing one worse. For the disadvantaged, worrying about problems with benefits, housing or other things takes a physical and mental toll. Finding solutions, with a little help, can mean better health.

The Nursing Center for Community Health, an outreach program of UA’s School of Nursing that serves a vulnerable urban population, is stepping up to give its clients access to legal assistance for solving those sorts of problems, as well as for drawing up health-care directives.

The center is one of three sites in the nation receiving grants to support nurse-managed medical-legal partnerships. The UA grant, for $50,000 over 18 months, is from the National Nursing Centers Consortium. Read full story online.

Upcoming Research for Lunch presentations

Throughout the school year, the Office of Research Administration features the recipients of the Faculty Research Committee Summer Fellowships. Research for Lunch allows faculty members to present the results of their research at an on-campus venue.

Bring your lunch and support your colleagues. Faculty, students and staff are welcome to attend. For more details, visit the Office of Research Administration blog.

Focus on health at Rethinking Race talks

As part of Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond, the Akron-Region Interprofessional Area Health Education Center  (ARI-AHEC) and the College of Health Professions will host two free health-related events on Wednesday, Feb. 11.

“Patient Care at the Intersection of Race, Culture and LGBTQ Identity” will be presented by Dr. Henry Ng from MetroHealth Medical Center from 1 to 3 p.m. in Student Union 335.

Ng will lead a discussion on LGBT health and health disparities, the impact of discrimination in health care based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression along with other socio-cultural characteristics, and ways to provide high quality care for LGBT patients.

“Infant Mortality and Health Disparities: A Community Conversation and Call to Action” will be the topic from 7 to 9 p.m. at Quaker Station. Legal analysts and health disparity specialists Charles W. Noble III, JD, MCP and Kwame Christian, JD, MA from the Kirwan Institute will provide a framework for this conversation.

Panelists include: Dr. Arthur James, associate clinical professor at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital; co-director of the Ohio Better Birth Outcomes, co-chair of the Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality, and senior policy advisor in the Bureau of Child and Family Services of the Ohio Department of Health; and Angela Cornelius Dawson, executive director, Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

To learn more, visit the Rethinking Race website. Click here to register for either event or call ext. 8299. Questions? Contact Greta Lax, ARI-AHEC Center director at or ext. 6957.

Join the STEAM team!

Teachers at the Center for Child Development on campus are eager to have UA experts join them in upcoming months to share knowledge with the children about STEAM (sciences, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics). The experts in these areas could include faculty, graduate students, students from the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, etc.

Children at the Center for Child Development are exploring topics related to STEAM in an effort to align educational experiences for students from the preschool level to the college level.

In December, we had a special guest share information about math as it pertains to tires. To see photos from the event, visit the CCD website. In the next few months, the children will be exploring topics such as boxes, recycling and water pipes.

If you would like to come in and share something about your area of expertise, please contact Sophia Kraus, interim director, at or call the center at ext. 8210.

Zips’ Signing Day to offer interactive fan experience

Head football coach Terry Bowden has invited all faculty, staff, students and fans to the Zips' inaugural interactive experience to celebrate National Signing Day at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Student Union, near Starbucks.

Bowden will field questions during the press conference. Those in attendance will learn about the signees, watch video highlights and have the opportunity to win prizes for attending. Fans may tweet their questions to Bowden in advance, using the hashtag #AskBowden.

The Signing Day event will also be streamed live on Akron football opens the 2015 season at Oklahoma on Sept. 5. Story continues online.


 Black Male Summit registration is open

This article originally appeared on 1-20-2015

Tickets are available for the 'Vagina Monologues' on Jan. 31

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