Office of Academic Administration and Student Affairs:
News & announcements from Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle for the week of November 8, 1999

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Spring 2000 Registration.  The preliminary schedule of classes for Spring 2000 will be distributed on Monday, November 15, outside the third floor cafeteria and on the Law School's Intranet site (http://ck.kentlaw.edu).  The final schedule and Registration Bulletin will be distributed on Thursday, November 18. Registration forms for all students are due in the Registrar's office by Tuesday, November 23, at 8:00 p.m. (we no longer have separate registration dates for different priority categories, although forms will continue to be processed in priority order). Please keep an eye on the Registrar's section of the Record for details about initial registration and the priority add/drop period.

Online Payment of Tuition.  The IIT Bursar's office has set up a new web site allowing students to pay their tuition bills online. There is a link to the site from the Law School's Intranet site (http://ck.kentlaw.edu) under the heading "Administrative Resources."

Trial Team Competition.  Four members of the Chicago-Kent Trial Advocacy Team competed in the Third Annual National White Collar Crime Mock Trial Invitational in Washington, D.C., on October 30 and 31.  Competing for the first time in this competition, the team members advanced to the semifinal round with a flawless record in the qualifying rounds (defeating Georgetown, George Washington, and Michigan State), and finished with third place in the competition.  Congratulations to team members Laurie Rompala, Sarah Warner, Joe Palacios, and Michelle Rodriguez, and to Judge David Erickson and the other coaches.

Teaching Evaluations.  Teaching evaluations will be distributed during the week of November 15 to elicit students' opinions regarding the quality of teaching at the law school. Instructors will review the responses to improve the quality of their instruction and courses. The evaluations are also considered as one important factor in tenure, promotion, and compensation decisions for full-time faculty and are used as a factor in determining the effectiveness of part-time instructors. They are anonymous and will not be available to professors until after the grades for the courses are recorded.

Joke of the Week.  A hot dog walks into a bar. The bartender looks at him and says, "We don't serve food here."


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