Grading

In accordance with the Bylaws of the Board of Regents, “Students will be informed of the requirements, standards, objectives, and evaluation procedures at the beginning of each individual course.” The Academic Senate recommends that the grading policy in a course be stated in written form whenever possible and that the statement clarify any policy governing the “Pass/No Pass” (P/N) option and allowing or removing grades of “I” (Incomplete). Failure to inform students of special restrictions in these areas could be grounds for a grading appeal. (Schedule of Classes page 21)

An instructor uses the grade of an “I” (Incomplete) at the end of a term to designate incomplete work in a course. It should be used only when the student was unable to complete the requirements of the course because of illness, military service, hardship, or death in the immediate family. A grade of “I” should be given only if the student has substantially completed the major requirements of the course. (Schedule of Classes page 21)

There is no University grading scale. Each instructor determines his/her percentage scale. The letter scale is A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F.

Student grades and papers are confidential and should be handled as such. Papers, exams, grade rosters etc. should be treated as confidential and kept in secure locations. Each GTA is assigned an office space and papers should be kept confidential and secure within this space.