This week I thought I'd share a couple of 'exciting' facts you may not be aware of.
1) If a student is not satisfied with the academic judgment rendered with respect to the work or performance, he or she may request reconsideration of the assessment. The instructor(s) may decide to evaluate the work or performance or request that the student apply for a formal re-assessment as set out in these procedures.
2) If [a] student concedes having committed academic misconduct, and if the infraction is deemed by the instructor to be minor enough not to warrant a formal hearing, then the instructor and student may agree on an appropriate remedy.
Remedies available to an instructor are limited to the following:
(a) The grade on the work that is the subject of the infraction may be reduced to a failing grade or a zero, or by a percentage appropriate to the degree of the academic
(b) The student may be asked to resubmit or re-write the examination, assignment or other work.
The instructor must inform the student in writing of the nature of the remedy to be imposed.
3) After the distribution of the course syllabus, no major graded assignment, quiz or examination is to be newly assigned in a course unless no student objects.
4) Once the Registrar has scheduled final examinations for a term, instructors wanting to change the date and/or time of their final examination must obtain the consent of all students in the course according to procedures established by the Registrar, as well as authorization from the Department Head, or Dean in non- departmentalized Colleges.
5) Departments and non-departmentalized colleges shall periodically discuss grading patterns and reach a common understanding about what appropriate grades at all levels of their discipline should be. It is the responsibility of the Department Head to ensure that grading is fair and transparent.
6) Each assignment and project will be scheduled according to information provided on the course syllabus unless otherwise agreed by the instructor and students.
The relevant weight of assignments, projects and examinations in determining the final student course grades will be specified on the course syllabus.
Whether any or all of the assignments, projects and examinations are mandatory for obtaining a passing grade in the course will be specified on the course syllabus.
7) Final grades should be released to students in a timely way, both for the benefit of the students and to assist University business processes such as Convocation.
That's it for now! Check out the University Secretary's website for more 'exciting' facts!