FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Contact: Tiffany Bajus, Communications Specialist 304-696-6397
Marshall University launching DegreeWorks
Program enables students, faculty to easily view students’ academic progress
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University is in the process of launching DegreeWorks, a degree-auditing and tracking tool to be used by both faculty and students.
The program is currently available to all faculty and academic advisors and will be available to students through their myMU account starting Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Students are encouraged to stop by the Memorial Student Center between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday to learn more about the program and how to use it. Students who visit the information table during that time can register to win an iPad or free books for the spring semester (up to a $500 value).
DegreeWorks is used to track students’ academic achievement based on the requirements for his or her selected major as determined by the Marshall University course catalog.
Using DegreeWorks, students and faculty can easily view the students’ academic progress toward a degree, review the requirements already completed, and use the provided information to plan out the remaining requirements to complete a degree at Marshall University.
Dr. Corley Dennison, associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of undergraduate studies, said the program is easy to use and will assist students with class registration.
“DegreeWorks allows students up to the minute tracking on the path to graduation,” Dennison said. “With a couple of mouse clicks, students will see the courses they’ve taken and the classes they need to take.”
DegreeWorks provides students with information that helps them focus on academic goals and how to achieve them. The program also includes a feature to help students who are considering changing majors.
To learn more about DegreeWorks, visit www.marshall.edu/degreeworks or contact the Student Resource Center.
Starting Wednesday, Oct. 24, students can log in to DegreeWorks and begin using its reporting and auditing capabilities. To do so, students should log in to myMU, and click on the DegreeWorks link on the Student Information tab.