‘For the Record’ Quarterly Newsletter



The Office of Student Records publishes a newsletter four times a year to provide information to the campus community pertaining to student records.  Each issue may address recent MaineStreet modifications, changes to business processes, highlight informative Web links, list dates and deadlines, and feature a FERPA Tip.

To receive publication notifications, send an email request to umrecord@maine.edu

Most Recent Issue: Volume 28, Issue 1(February 2020-April 2020) The Basics of FERPA

  • Volume 27, Issue 4   Academic Actions Policy Revised, Advising Tools
  • Volume 27, Issue 3   Navigate Update, Resources for Faculty, MaineStreet Upgrade, MaineStreet access for New Faculty
  • Volume 27, Issue 2   Navigate, Mainestreet Upgrade
  • Volume 27, Issue 1   New MaineStreet Access Request forms, Upgrade Update, FERPA Training, Newsletter Archive
  • Volume 26, Issue 4   Mainestreet Improvement Plan, FERPA Training, Planner, New Staff
  • Volume 26, Issue 3   Name Usage Policy, Degree Progress Report improvements, New Staff
  • Volume 26, Issue 2   The Planner, Academic and Financial Deadlines, A Notable Milestone
  • Volume 26, Issue 1   Student Preferred Name, FERPA Refresher, Pitch the old Paper Forms
  • Volume 25, Issue 4   What-If Academic Advisement Report, Degree Progress Report, Winter Session, New Staff
  • Volume 25, Issue 3   Maintaining Mainstreet Access, Degree Planner, Course Transfer Review
  • Volume 25, Issue 2   Advisor updates in Batch, Why doesn’t a Course Substitution Fulfill a Prerequisite, New Staff
  • Volume 25, Issue 1   Name Display changes, Using Preffered Names, Search Online Catalog, New Staff
  • Volume 24, Issue 4   Text Messaging Service,Student Data from Queries, Printing & Downloading in MaineStreet, Winter Session
  • Volume 24, Issue 3   Class Roster Information, Preparing for Graduation
  • Volume 24, Issue 2   OSR Staff Directory, Faculty Center Class Roster, Financial Responsibility Statement, NEBHE
  • Volume 24, Issue 1   Student’s Weekly Schedule, Academic Year Calendar, Communication to Students
  • Volume 23, Issue 4   OSR Forms on UMaine Portal, Winter Session, Advisor Assignment Options,
  • Volume 23, Issue 3   UMS General Education Transfer Blocks, Electronic Transcript Delivery
  • Volume 23, Issue 2   New Scheduling Software (Infosilem), Changes to Academic Calendar, Modification to Student Academic History by Subject page
  • Volume 23, Issue 1   Multi-campus Icon, Financial Deadlines in Student Center, UMaine Portal Access, Study Abroad “Classes”
  • Volume 22, Issue 4   MaineStreet Campus Solutions Security
  • Volume 22, Issue 3   Class Search Changes, Preferred Student Names in Blackboard
  • Volume 22, Issue 2   Last Date of Attendance, Preferred Name, Grades by Text Message, UMS Academic Program Search
  • Volume 22, Issue 1   Anatomy of a Wait List
  • Volume 21, Issue 4   UMaine’s Web Portal, Multi-campus Icon, Clarification of Credits on the Degree Progress Report
  • Volume 21, Issue 3   Directory Information to Include Student Email Address, New APL: Financial Adjustments, MaineStreet Maintenance Alerts
  • Volume 21, Issue 2   Submission of “L” Grades, Generating Reports in MaineStreet (Queries)
  • Volume 21, Issue 1   Student Records Welcomes New Director, Viewing Honors and Award Information in MaineStreet, Faculty and Advisor Email Addresses;
  • Volume 20, Issue 4   New Filter in Advising Center, Grade Rosters for Combined Sections, Degree Progress Reports, Browser Issues with MaineStreet?
  • Volume 20, Issue 3   Undergraduate Catalog Goes Mobile, Final Exams Schedule Available Earlier, Wait Lists for Classes
  • Volume 20, Issue 2   Academic Polices and Changes (Minors/Concentrations, Incomplete Reporting Form, Grading Policy for Incomplete, “L” & “F” Grades, Academic Suspensions/Dismissals), Automating Change of Grade Process
  • Volume 20, Issue 1   For The Record Marks 20 Years, Student Planner, New Fax Number for OSR
  • Volume 19, Issue 4   Transfer Equivalencies, Class Rosters for Combined Sections
  • Volume 19, Issue 3   Working with Class Rosters, Internet Browsers and MaineStreet
  • Volume 19, Issue 2   MaineStreet Version Upgrade
  • Volume 19, Issue 1   MaineStreet Version Upgrade, MaineStreet Navigation Tip (Search), Weekly Schedule in Student Center

Earlier issues are available upon request.