About Class Overview/Textbooks
Federal law requires publication of information about required and recommended textbooks for each class in the Schedule of Classes. The purpose of the law is to help students better understand and manage this specific educational expense.
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Staff with SPIRE B access, learn how to process enrollment overrides and modify a students' class schedule.
Add a Class to a Student's Schedule (PDF, 57k)
Drop a Class from a Student's Schedule (PDF, 21k)
Swap Classes in a Student's Schedule (PDF, 16k)
Change a Student's Waitlist...
UMass Amherst faculty, instructors, and staff use Amazon CourseMaterials to adopt textbooks or other materials. Adoptions display in SPIRE to help students budget and to provide them with direct links to rent or purchase the materials they will need for their classes.
Students can retrieve a list...
If you choose to publish your syllabi online, the best strategy is to add the file to Box and share the file with the public. Once you have uploaded your syllabus file to Box, you can share it to anyone with the link, or embed the file onto a website. This method preserves the privacy of any other...
About Post-Enrollment Requirement Checking (PERC)
PERC enables SPIRE B users to easily identify students who are enrolled in a class but did not satisfy prerequisites for it.
Students often enroll in classes for the next term while they are still taking prerequisite courses in the current term....
SPIRE training sessions may take place in any number of locations. Most sessions run in the Lederle Graduate Research Center (LGRC) Lowrise building. LGRC is in the northeast area of campus next to the roundabout at the intersection of North Pleasant Street, Governors Drive, and Eastman Lane. ...
Federal law requires universities to include information in the online listing of class offerings about textbooks that will be needed for each class. The purpose of the law is to give students an opportunity to plan for this aspect of their educational expenses.
Six queries are available in SPIRE...
View Class Rosters Using SPIRE
Staff with SPIRE B access, learn more about using SPIRE to view your department's class rosters.
In the SPIRE Menu go to Class Rosters & Reports > View Class Rosters.
On the View Class Rosters search page, the institution field value defaults to UMass...