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Changing Grades

The following is a set of instructions on how to either submit a grade change or how to approve a grade change, if you are a designated approver.

How to Submit a Grade Change

1) Log on to WSU Pipeline at http://pipeline.wayne.edu using your WSU AccessID and password. Click on the “Faculty” tab.  

2) In the “Faculty Services” window, click the “Grade Change” link in the Teaching menu.

3) Select the class for which you need to submit grade changes.

 

4) The class list will appear for the class you have selected. Select the student(s) that you would like to change a grade for and click the “Continue” button at the bottom of the page. Yes, you can select multiple students. You may notice that some students can not be selected. Through this process, we are only allowing grade changes that are less than a year old. Exceptions would be a “Y” grade at the graduate level. You have five years to change a “Y” grade. At the Pharmacy Professional level, you have six years. Also, if a student has graduated since they took your class, you will be unable to change the grade. In short, if you can’t select the student, the grade is either too old or the student has graduated.

5) Select a new grade and reason for the grade change. By selecting “Other” in the reason field, you will need to enter a reason in the free-form text field that will appear. Once you’re done, click the “Submit” button. A confirmation page will appear for your records.

 

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How to Approve a Grade Change

 

Due to requests made by several colleges, part-time faculty members must secure approval for any student grade changes they initiate. The following approval process is performed by designated full-time faculty members, usually department chairs, in response to e-mail notifications.

1) Log on to WSU Pipeline at http://pipeline.wayne.edu using your WSU AccessID and password. Click on the “Workflow” tab.

2) On your “Workflow” page, review the Workflow Worklist channel, positioned on the far right.  Here, you will see the list of grade changes that are ready for your consideration.  Click on the name of the grade change you wish to review.

3) The Grade Change Approval form will display necessary details, such as the name of the class and the grade.  When you have made your decision, select the "Approved" or "Denied" radio button, as appropriate.  If you choose to deny the request, you may opt to enter a comment, which will be sent back to the person who initiated the grade change.  When you are ready to submit your decision, be sure to select the “Complete” button.  When you are finished, either continue working, or exit Pipeline, as required.

 

 

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