News for faculty and staff

Employees earn degrees in May

Congratulations to the 15 University employees who earned undergraduate and graduate degrees as part of the Spring Class of 2015. They are:

Roland K. Arter, professor of mechanical engineering technology, Engineering and Science Technology, Ph.D. in Secondary Education.

Susan Beke, assistant to the vice president for fiscal operations, student success, Office of Student Success, M.S. in Accounting.

Jeffrey V. Caranna, cook, University Dining Services, B.S. in Computer Information Systems - Networking Option.

Andrea L. Dale, student services specialist, Student Services Center, M.A. in English.

Tanya J. Daniluk, assistant director of work-study and student employment, Student Financial Aid, MST in Teaching and Training Technical Professionals.

Kara N. Dolansky, associate director student accounts/bursar, Office of Student Accounts/Bursar, M.S. in Accounting.

Misty D. Franklin, college program specialist, School of Law Dean’s Office, MAE in Educational Foundations - Instructional Technology.

Megan E. Hampshire, assistant director, Transfer Student Services Center, Transfer and Adult Student Enrollment Center, MSE in School Counseling.

Kathryn L. Kline, administrative assistant, Department of Development, B.S. in Organizational Supervision.

Brian Moore, police officer II, University Police Department, AAS in Criminal Justice Technology.

Angela M. Paonessa, police officer II, University Police Department, Associate of Technical Study and MSE in Physical Education - Exercise Physiology/Adult Fitness.

Jennifer R. Redford, student services counselor, Office of Admissions, AAB in Business Management Technology – Accounting.

Sue L. Tully, administrative assistant, College of Business Administration Dean's Office, Associate of Arts and B.S. in Organizational Supervision.

Nancy M. Vanhecke, department administrative secretary, Medina County University Center, B.S. in Organizational Supervision.

Rena M. Wells, departmental records specialist, Office of Student Financial Aid, B.A. in Interpersonal and Public Communication.

Summer 2015 final grades submission dates

Final grades submission of graduate and undergraduate grades for the 2015 Summer Sessions via My Akron is quickly approaching.

Availability of final grade rosters and due dates for the electronic submission of final grades vary by session:

Session Final grade rosters available beginning Must enter final grades  by 11:59 p.m. on
Intersession Thursday, June 4 Tuesday, June 9
First 5-week Session Thursday, July 9 Tuesday, July 14
8-week Session Thursday, July 30 Tuesday, Aug. 4
Second 5-week Session Thursday, Aug. 13 Tuesday, Aug. 18

- To ensure that your final grade rosters will be available to you when you need them, it is recommended that you access My Akron as soon as possible to verify that an electronic class roster is presently available for each class/section that you are a primary or secondary instructor of record.  If a class roster is not available for each class/section that you teach, please contact your department immediately to correct the instructor-of-record information.

- The assignment of an "I" (incomplete) grade "indicates that the student has done passing work in the course but that some part of the work is, for good and acceptable reason, not complete at the end of the term." (

- The assignment of an IP (in progress) grade "indicates that the student has not completed the scheduled coursework during the semester because the nature of the course does not permit completion within a single semester, such as work toward a thesis. An IP grade should be assigned only in graduate courses." (

- Instructors are strongly encouraged to enter a student's last date of attendance, if applicable, for those students receiving an "F" or "NCR" (no credit) grade.  Documentation regarding this process, as well as an online tutorial, are available on the Software Training and Technological Services website at

- Once a final grade (A – F or CR/NCR) has been posted, grade changes cannot be made electronically. In the event that you discover an error in the assignment of a final grade that has already been posted, you will need to complete and submit an official Change of Grade to the Office of the University Registrar.  The Change of Grade forms is available in My Akron through the Faculty/Staff tab.

- Posted grades of an I (Incomplete), IP (In Progress) or NGR (No Grade Reported) may be changed online via the applicable grade roster in My Akron at any time after the I, IP or NGR has been posted.

- Please take a moment to view the online “Record Grades” tutorial located at This tutorial will provide you with instructions for entering grades.

Please direct technical questions about online grade entry to the Technology Learning Support Center at ext. 6888.  If you have any questions regarding the timeline for grade entry, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of the University Registrar at ext. 8300