Determining Semester Participation

LionPATH grading screen showing participation options

Under federal regulations, students who do not complete the entire semester may not earn the full amount of their aid for the semester, and the University must return any unearned federal student aid funds to the federal government. Regulations require us to document the last date of attendance at (or participation in) an "academically-related activity" for students with failing grades in order to determine the amount of aid to retur

Attendance Requirements when Grading in LionPATH

If you are giving a "no grade" (NG), deferred grade (DF), or an F in LionPATH, you will be asked to enter an attendance category. The choices are "Never attended," "Participated partial semester," and "Participated entire semester." Only in cases where there was partial participation will you be asked to enter the last date of attendance. For resident courses, this would be attendance at an actual class. For online courses, it should be the student's last meaningful interaction in the LMS (e.g., discussion post, submission, etc.).

Confidentiality Holds

First, you should be aware that directory holds (where students request that their directory information remain confidential), appear differently in Canvas. On the Canvas roster page, faculty should see a red asterisk after the student’s name on the roster and a footnote at the bottom of the roster list that serves as a legend (*Confidential).

Early Progress Reporting and Large-Enrollment Courses

If you are instructing a large-enrollment course and want your TAs to complete early progress reports, those TAs need to be entered into LionPATH with "grade" access to the system. This will put them into Starfish and give them the ability to complete early progress reports. Please be aware of permissions that will be granted in Canvas if you add TAs to LionPATH. 

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