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Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Subject Experts
Grading System and Quality Points
Policy

Document Number: ACAD--143 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 10/31/2013
Primary Author: VP for Academic Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 12/09/2011

General Description
Description:

Information about the grading system and quality points relative to Academic Affairs policy.


Purpose:

Delineation of policy.


Scope:

All faculty, staff, students, and administrators


Responsibility: Academic Affairs
VP for Academic Affairs
Deans
Faculty
Registrar
VP for Academic Affairs

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Requirements
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy
Standard company policies
Standards of good practice

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

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Policy Provisions
1.

Grading System and Quality Points


Students are evaluated in their academic achievements according to a system of letter grades. The following scale is the University standard although some Schools, and faculty may deviate from this scale. Their specific grading policy will be detailed in the course syllabus.

Grade

GPA

Numerical Average

A

4.0

93-100

A-

3.667

90-92

B+

3.333

87-89

B

3.0

83-86

B-

2.667

80-82

C+

2.333

77-79

C

2.0

70-76

D+

1.333

67-69

D

1.0

60-66

F

0

00-59

Numerical average may vary with instructors.

NOTE: While a grade of “D” and “D+“ are considered passing, a student earning these grades may not be allowed to move to a higher level course in the specific academic area if the course with a grade of “C” is a prerequisite for the higher level course. Students are responsible for ensuring they meet the prerequisites for all courses. Furthermore, a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher is required to satisfactorily pass all Developmental Studies courses, ENG 101, ENG 102, and all courses required by the major.

F

Failure (final course average 59 and below). No credit hours earned

FA

Failure to attend. Students who fail to officially withdraw from a class or who do not attend a minimum number of class meetings may earn a grade of FA. A grade of FA is the same as a grade of F.

FC

Failure Cheating. Same as an F but indicates student failed due to cheating.

W

Withdrawal (does not affect grade point average).

WP

Withdrawal Passing (does not affect the grade point average).

WF

Withdrawal Failing (does not affect the grade point average, but indicates the student withdrew from the course while failing)

I

Incomplete A temporary notation used only when course requirements have not been completed due to extenuating circumstances. (Does count as hours attempted, and is calculated as F in grade point average until replaced with a permanent grade). The student has until the end of the next semester to complete the course. At that point, the I is converted to an F. Incomplete grades are only assigned under circumstances where it is very reasonable to assume the student can complete the delinquent material. It is inappropriate if more than 25% of the course assignments are incomplete.

P

Pass denotes satisfactory work in a non-letter-grade course (does not affect grade point average).

 


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training
Loss of privileges

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
VP for Academic Affairs

VP for Academic Affairs

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