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GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS AND PLAN REPORTS

Departments (chairs or administrative assistants) can easily run their own plan reports to generate email lists for majors and minors and/or run reports on departmental grade distributions.  Click here for instructions on navigating through WINGS to run plan reports and grade distributions for your department. Reports are emailed to the user's account. 

What are these reports?

Plan reports, or a list of students enrolled in the majors and minors for departments, are the best way to generate up-to-date lists of student emails (and other information) by major, minor or plan.  The instructions for how to generate the reports are above the spreadsheets and easily edited to create a contact list.

Note: When emailing your students, we ask you put their emails in the BCC line. You must still request email lists from Institutional Research when students or faculty are conducting research, and you cannot distribute these lists to individuals outside your department.

In addition, grade distribution reports are used for many important University activities:

  • to reflect on a promotion/retention candidate's grade distributions listed on their TAI in relation to the entire department.
  • to provide individual faculty and staff with data specific to their individual courses in comparison to the department results to help facilitate their understanding of the departmental norms;

  • to make new faculty and staff aware of the department's distributions prior to their development of grading criteria for their courses;

  • to monitor trends in the department's distributions over time, with particular attention to grade inflation;

  • to compare distributions across sections of the same course and encourage discussions among faculty/IAS with regard to variances that may be reduced;

  • to compare the grade distributions of IAS and faculty; and,

  • to compare the grade distributions between general education and major courses to monitor any discrepancies that may be of concern to the department.  

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