Sum of credits of classes for which student received a passing grade. Once a repeated class is graded, the credits for the first instance of the class will be deducted from the total. This number appears on the student’s transcript.
Academic Requirements Report (ARR) Total Credits...
Am I a SPIRE for Staff user?
You are a ‘SPIRE for Staff’ user if you attended SPIRE training for and your current ‘for staff’ profile includes access to at least one of the following:
SPIRE Lite or Super Lite (Limited Academic Records)
SPIRE A (Academic Records)
SPIRE B (Enrollment...
Instructors, the Faculty Center provides you with a single, personalized point of access to your teaching schedule, including any class and grade rosters. You can view your teaching information for the current term or look at information for other terms (if applicable). You can...
The Course Catalog includes course descriptions, listed by academic department. Because these represent the typical course offerings for a department, not all courses are described in the Catalog. If you cannot find a course description, contact the academic department for more information.
CAPS Basics Online
CAPS Basics, Part 1
The Class Automated Proposal System, or CAPS, is an area in SPIRE where you can see the proposed and requested parameters and structure of classes within your department. It is where academic departments plan details of courses and submit requests to the...
UMail will be retired in early 2020 as it has reached end-of-life and will no longer be supported. Faculty and staff using UMail will receive additional information as migrations to Google Mail and Microsoft Exchange continue.
Need to change your IT Account password? Use SPIRE to change your...
Once you have been granted SPIRE access to change majors, minors, and subplans for students, please download the following PDF document as your guide.
Changing Majors & Minors in SPIRE
How to Request Access to Change Majors, Minors & Subplans
Log in to SPIRE and Navigate to the...
Instructors, go to Faculty Home > My Moodle Courses to check the status of your Moodle course requests. Possible status types include:
Requested. A Moodle course has been requested for this class.
Processed. The class creation is in process, but your Moodle course is not ready to...
Class Numbers are 5-digit numbers used as unique identifiers for each class. These numbers change from one term to the next, even for classes with the same course and section numbers.
Multiple-section classes: Each section has its own Class Number (e.g., Physics 101, LEC 01 and Physics 101,...
Navigation: From the Faculty Center, Click the Class Roster icon () for the desired class. The Faculty Center is the home page for instructors in SPIRE. Alternate menu navigation is Faculty Home > Faculty Center.
Check the term: The Faculty Center displays your...
About Clearing Cache
"Clearing cache" means deleting what's stored in the browser's memory, including files, cookies, and browsing history.
Clear your browser's cache periodically for security reasons and to improve the performance of SPIRE.
Be sure to clear your browser cache after any SPIRE...
When you use SPIRE to request a Learning Management System (LMS) for your class(es), the list of eligible sections includes only current sections for which you are the Primary Instructor. The list also includes only those sections that are eligible to use the LMS selected. The list does not...
Download class rosters as Excel files (.csv format), then work with the information in spreadsheet format.
In the SPIRE Menu, go to Faculty Home > Download Class Rosters.
On the Download Class Roster page, click Select to the left of the roster you want to download.
Note: You can download one...
About Your Class and Final Exam Schedules
Students and instructors, update your calendars with your class and final exam schedules! Download your class and/or final exam schedules from SPIRE, then import them into your preferred calendaring tool (e.g., Apple iCal, Google Calendar, Microsoft...
The Emergency Contacts page lists the name, address, and telephone number of the individual(s) who should be contacted on your behalf in case of an emergency. Because SPIRE is the primary source of information for most offices on campus (including the UMass Police), it is important that you add...
Business/working titles are created by departments to provide more detail about the job responsibilities. These titles are included as part of the job description information. Examples of business/working titles (e.g., Technical Writer, Business Manager, Personnel Administrator...
What is FERPA
FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act) does two things: 1) allows current and former students access to their own educational records and 2) ensures the privacy of their records. All University employees are legally and ethically obligated to protect the...
As part of its efforts toward LGBTQ+ inclusion, UMass Amherst gives you the option to indicate your gender identity and sexual orientation in SPIRE by navigating to:Main Menu > My Personal Information > Gender & Sexual Identity.
This information helps us know the number of LGBTQ+ students...
Navigation: From the SPIRE Main Menu, go to Faculty Home > Grade Change.
To avoid losing your work, click Save Pending Requests every 15 minutes.
You may use SPIRE to change most final grades for only those classes offered within the last three years...
Grade rosters become available in the latter part of the term, about three weeks before grades are due for the Fall and Spring terms. For Summer and Winter term grade roster availability, see the University Without Walls (CPE) Academic Calendar.
Grade rosters have four possible statuses: Not...