By Selena Stevens
"We were finding out that
students already knew their grades before the paper copy ever made it home in the mail.
They are using our Web and phone systems to monitor their grades and find out as soon as
UK registrar and
acting director of admission
21, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) -- After
this semester, the traditional University of Kentucky
grade report will be no more. Its going paperless
and all online.
of Kentucky Registrar and Acting Director of Admission
Don Witt said the move to an online grade reporting
system was a matter of demand and thanks to improved
technology. Several of the universitys benchmark
institutions already have made the transition to online
and Web based grade-reporting systems.
We were finding out that students
already knew their grades before the paper copy ever made it home in the mail, Witt
said. They are using our Web and phone systems to monitor their grades and find out
as soon as they can. It was time for us to make the change."
Witt said tracking software showed nearly 1
million hits on the Registrars Web pages within the UK site that allow students
online access to their grades and other academic information. Students also can check this
information by using the universitys VIP phone system.
A notice will be mailed with fall grades
informing students of the change. In the spring, students will have to check their grades
online. If a paper copy is needed, students will be able to get one at the Student Records
Office with a student ID.
Other schools have done this great
success, Witt said. Our goal is to move to a paperless system that takes
advantage of technology for the benefit of our students and provides them with better,
quicker access to information.
The registrars Web site can be found at