1.GRADE APPEAL POLICY
- Purpose of Policy: The purpose of this policy is to provide students protection against receiving an unfair final grade, while at the same time respecting the academic responsibility of instructors. A grade appeal shall be confined to charges of unfair action toward an individual student and may not involve challenging an instructor’s judgment in assessing the quality of a student’s work.
- Grounds for Appeal
There was a mathematical error in the calculation of the final grade.
The grade was determined in a manner that differed from the grade calculation formula in the course syllabus.
The grade was determined in a manner sufficiently egregious to warrant review by others.
The student must file a petition to appeal a grade within 14calendar days of the posting of final grades with the department chair or designee.
- Pre-Appeal Actions
The expectation is that the student and instructor re-solve the grade disagreement informally in a collegial manner. If the grade dispute cannot be resolved informally with the instructor, then the student may notify the department chair or designee that he/she want to file a formal Grade Appeal petition.
- Student Grade Appeal Process
Step 1.The student file a formal written appeal with sup-porting documents to the department chair/designee within 30 calendar days of final grades posting by the Registrar Office.Within 14 calendar days of the receipt of the student’s appeal, the department chair or designee shall make a decision and then notify the student and the instructor in writing with a copy to the
Registrar. The department chair/designee’s decision is final and the case is closed.
- Purpose of Policy
The purpose of this policy is to accurately account for and tracking the status of all registered and tuition paying students who officially enrolled in courses and programs but do not attend nor participate in any course activity. Participation in an online maybe exhibited by the student posting to a graded Discussion Board, submitting an assignment or attempted or completing an intellipath node.A student who does not exhibits any of the above participatory activities will be administratively assigned a Non-Attendance(NA) grading symbol.
- Procedures and Processes
- The office of the Registrar working with the department chair/designee will compile a list of students who have official registered for and paid their tuition but have not exhibited any class activity or participation.
- The department chair/designee verifies the list with their course instructors.
- The registrar submits the potential Non-Attendance list to the Chief Academic Officer for certification.
- Upon certification, the Registrar record and notify the impacted students.
3.INCOMPLETE GRADES POLICY
- Purpose of Policy
In case of extenuating circumstances the instructor may agree to give a student a final grade symbol of “I” for incomplete. Allowing a student an incomplete grade is left to the instructor’s discretion and students should not assume that they will be allowed to complete work after the term has ended.
- This institution discourages grades of “I” Incomplete.
However, the Institution understands that there are certain extenuating circumstances under which a grade “I” Incomplete is appropriate.
- The “I” Incomplete grade is only granted at the discretion of the instructor.
- The student must petition the course instructor in writing for the Incomplete on the first day of the final week of the term.
- In allowing a grade of Incomplete, the instructor should observe the following guidelines:
- The instructor determines if the student may reasonably complete the work required Within the required the 14 calendar day incomplete grade completion time limit. Within the 14 day time limit, the instructor should specify the due date.
- The circumstances that have compelled the student to request the Incomplete are exceptional, such as illness, natural disaster or some other emergency, beyond the student’s control.
- The student requesting the Incomplete has successfully completed the majority (75% of the course work submitted) of the course work in the course.
- The student must submit the out- standing course work to the instructor within the 14 days of the End Date of term.
e. The course instructor reviews and grades the submitted work and submits a new grade replacing the “I” grade.