Information for Faculty
Academic Planning is the upgraded tool that replaces WebAdvisor. Academic Planning provides enhanced advising tools for faculty, and allows advisors to see the same details as their advisees. You can log in using the link below or from My Hamilton.
In addition, faculty can waive prerequisites or give permission for "signature required" courses from the Academic Planning rosters using the "Permissions" tab. (See the How to Use Permissions document).
Current and past class lists are available in Academic Planning. We do not provide printed rosters. Rosters are updated as soon as registration activity occurs. Rosters can be customized to include waitlisted students. You can email an individual student, or the entire class directly from the roster page. There is also a Photo Roster available for each class in Academic Planning. (Please note: Blackboard listings are NOT the official class or grade roster).
With the exception of Seniors, students must have the signature/electronic approval of the course instructor and their faculty advisor in order to add or drop courses. Seniors only need the approval of the course instructor. Add/Drop is done through an online process. It is the student’s responsibility to submit the form and follow up on completion before the deadline. During the Add period, faculty should keep track of class size, since students are not added or dropped until the form is completed by all applicable parties.
Add Deadline - Friday, September 1, 2 p.m.
Drop Deadline - Wednesday, October 4, 3 p.m.
Drop for Not Attending
Faculty MAY choose to drop any student who is registered but who does not attend any class meetings during the 1st full week of classes. Students can be dropped by checking the box in the Flag for Non-Attendance column on the Photo Roster page in WebAdvisor. Please do NOT drop students who are on the waitlist. See the Policy on Attendance in the College Catalogue.
All courses are assigned rooms based on course size, type, and location. Room changes are difficult to make, especially for large classes. If your classroom is too small or you would like to inquire about the possibility of changing rooms, please submit a Classroom Change Request. To schedule rooms for other meetings or discussions, please use the Events Calendar to find and request spaces.
Final Grade Policy
Final Grades are submitted online through Academic Planning. Grades are due 72 hours after the Final Exam for each course. (See How to Use Academic Planning for Grading). Please plan for grading time in advance. No final grades will be distributed to any students until all grades are in and processed. If you will be leaving Clinton at the end of the term, be sure all your grades are turned in before you leave.
The Fall Final Exam Schedule is available online. The Exam schedule is set based on the course meeting time. Exams generally meet in the same classroom as the regularly scheduled class. Exams may NOT be changed from their scheduled time. Students who request alternate seating must be accommodated only if they have a true conflict with another OFFICIALLY scheduled exam or if they are scheduled for 3 exams in a single day. They may request that one exam be given at an alternate time.
The Fitness Assessment Form is used to track the completion of student's fitness assessments.
Hamilton’s academic calendar has two 15-week semesters (including the final exam week). Classes are held on National Holidays during the academic year, unless the holiday falls during a scheduled break. Some offices may be closed on Labor Day, but classes will be in session. The office will be open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 15, 2024.
- Explanation of Time Blocks
- Time Options
- Operation Rules for Weekly Schedule of Classes
- Room Equipment
- Writing-Intensive Course Guidelines
FERPA provides students with the right to control who has access to their educational records. Employees of Hamilton College who have the need to access student records may do so, but they may not share that information with others without written permission of the student. When writing recommendations for students, faculty should be aware of the restrictions under FERPA. See the FERPA page for more information.
Curriculum and Catalog Management
Department Chair or Program Directors submit course or program changes to CAP. Any change that requires an edit to the official college catalog must go through the process to be approved by CAP.
New Course or Changed Course Form Documentation