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Office of the Registrar

Faculty Quick Index Guide to Registrar Policies and Services

Fostering student success is an integral component of everything we do at the University of Denver.  We wanted to make you aware of several new online tools for faculty that will improve university-wide student success efforts. We urge you to use these tools to enhance your valuable interactions with students in the classroom and assist all members of the DU community in providing academic support to our students where needed.

We have replaced our existing midterm grade reporting process for undergraduate students with Faculty Feedback. Please take a few moments to provide information for your undergraduate students’ course progress. It is helpful to have information as soon as possible for proactive intervention, but if you do not have enough information to make a determination, it will remain available through the sixth week of the quarter. We are especially interested in students performing at the C- and below level and those in particular populations in need of rapid feedback on their overall academic performance (athletes, students on academic probation, etc...).  

Each of these tools may be found in the Advising Resources or Student Referrals box on the Faculty tab of PioneerWeb. If you require assistance in accessing them, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 303-871-4095.

Faculty Feedback

Faculty Feedback allows you to provide information on students’ progress in your courses, identify academic issues and recommendations.

  • Information from Faculty Feedback is provided to relevant academic support and advising offices, eliminating multiple requests for information on student progress.
  • You can provide an estimated grade and identify issues and recommendations. Students can see estimated grades, issues and recommendations.
  • You may also provide comments to students on course performance. Please note that comments made in Faculty Feedback are communicated to students. (These are distinct from advising comments described below.)

Students in specific populations (such as those on probation, student-athletes and first-generation students) are monitored more closely. These “monitored” students are identified in your Faculty Feedback class roster. Please provide feedback for those populations. Students who receive feedback will receive an email, suggesting they contact their instructor and meet with a professional advisor in the centralized Academic Advising Office to ensure the student is connected to the appropriate campus resources.

If there are students on your roster who have never attended a class session, please record enter NA as an estimated grade.

If you have questions about Faculty Feedback, please contact Academic Advising at 303-871-2455.

Student Profile

The Student Profile provides faculty a complete profile of each of your advisees. You can select an individual advisee and see your complete advisee list, maintained by your department. The Student Profile includes:

  • a summary of the student’s academic program, registered courses and academic progress;
  • demographic, photo and contact information;
  • links to the degree evaluation, transcript, registration overrides;
  • information on previous education and test scores.
Academic and Advising Notes

Faculty, advisors and other student services staff maintain online advising notes for students.

  • The purpose of this resource is too accurately and consistently document policy, procedures, practice, and our interactions with students.
  • This is a valuable tool to review notes on previous interactions with students from all areas in the University community, ensure a shared understanding of the communication with the student and to support students through streamlined communication when working with a variety of constituents across campus
  • We encourage faculty to record notes after advising sessions with students.
  • The Student Comments screen has a space for internal comments as well as a longer “Narrative Comments” section which can be sent to the student as a confirmation. Simply indicate a subject and click “Submit and Email” if you wish to email the students.
Attendance Tracking

Attendance Tracking is used to track attendance and absence statistics for students by CRN.

  • Attendance Tracking is device responsive and works with many tablets and browsers.
  • Attendance is marked present or absent.
  • To access Attendance Tracking log on to PioneerWeb and navigate to the Courses tab.
  • Attendance tracking is available for both faculty and students.
  • Faculty can record attendance, as well as apply notified absence and extended absence information to individual students. Faculty also have additional options, such as updating the attendance information for each course or setting specific class meetings as cancelled. Students may also view attendance information for each of their enrolled courses.

Instructions on how to use Attendance Tracking (PDF).

Registration Approvals

Registration Approvals provide information on alternate pin removal, course prerequisite/restrictions, credit and course load approval, transfer credit, concurrent enrollment and forms & special permissions. Visit Registration Approvals page for more information.

Registration Overrides

Registration Overrides enable the primary instructor to give students approvals to register for your courses when they would otherwise be unable to do so. Visit Registration Overrides page for the instructions.

Closed Courses and Waitlists

The Automatic Waitlist process allows for a more proactive approach in the communication and registration of classes. The waitlist feature offers students a fair and consistent way to enroll in a full class if openings occur. Visit Register for Courses with Restrictions page for more information about how the automatic waitlisting works.

Register Courses Requiring Approvals

There are many situations in which you may need approval before you can register. Visit Register Courses Requiring Approvals page to find details about how to gain approval to register under these circumstances.

Grading Guidelines for Faculty

The Grading Guidelines for Faculty section provides instructors with grading deadlines, instructions of submitting grades, and the steps for changing a grade from one letter grade to another, or from an incomplete grade to a letter grade. Visit Grading Guidelines for Faculty section for more information.

Degree Audit

The Degree Audit is a record of a student's progress toward completing degree requirements and is intended for use as an advising tool. Visit the Degree Audit page for instructions on accessing, printing and interpreting student degree audits.

Supported Browsers

We recognize that users may have and use various internet browsers and operating systems. We want you to have the best possible experience using the various tools. We also recognize that third party applications do not work identically, efficiently and effectively on all browsers. If you are experiencing issues with any of the web based tools the reference guide below may be of assistance.

Faculty Grading, Student Profile, and Student Registration the supported browsers are:

  • Chrome
    Chrome Compatibility Mode
    When using Chrome, users must disable Compatibility Mode. If Compatibility Mode is not disabled, errors may occur.
    To disable Compatibility Mode in Chrome, perform the following steps:
    1. Right-click the Chrome shortcut and select Properties.
    2. Select the Compatibility tab.
    3. Clear the Run this program in compatibility mode for: check box.
    4. Click Apply.
    5. Click OK.
  • Safari 6, 7
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer 10 and 11
    Internet Explorer Compatibility View
    When using Internet Explorer, you must be in Internet Explorer Standard Mode. If not, you
    might receive the following message:
    You are viewing this webpage in Compatibility View. Please turn off Compatibility View in
    your browser (Tools menu) for optimal viewing experience.
    To disable Compatibility View in Internet Explorer 9, perform the following steps:
    1. Select Tools > Compatibility View Settings.
    2. Clear the Display intranet sites in Compatibility View and Display all websites in Compatibility View check boxes.
    3. Click Close.
    You can also deactivate the Compatibility View item in the Tools menu.