Curriculum, Honors, and Academic Regulations important part of the academic procedure. It is assumed that students will conscientiously fulfill this responsibility when classes are scheduled and will contribute to class activities. An instructor may consider irregular attendance in his/her evaluation of students’ educational achievement. Students are responsible for ascertaining attendance requirements for each course in which they are enrolled. Specific policies related to excused and unexcused absences can be found in the Student Handbook. Additional copies of this may be obtained by contacting the director of student housing. Grades Tentative grades are reported at midterm to assist students in gauging their effort for the remainder of the term. At the completion of each course the student is given a grade: A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, or P for passing work; I for incomplete work; and F for failure. The grade “incomplete” is given only at the end of a semester in which the student, for justifiable reasons in the opinion of the professor, is unable to complete the course. If an incomplete course is not completed within four weeks of the next resident semester after the grade was given, or if an incomplete course is not completed within one semester by a student not in residence, the grade will be that which the professor submitted based on the assumption that the student received failing grades or zero points for all uncompleted work. Exceptions to this rule will be made only when there exist reasons clearly beyond the control of the student, and the student, with the professor’s approval, has petitioned the office of Provost for an extension of time. The Provost may grant an extension of time or a replacement of the incomplete with a W (Withdrawn).
Pass-Fail Option Twelve elective credits may be taken on a pass-fail basis. Courses taken on a pass-fail basis cannot be courses that contribute to major, minor, or general education requirements. No more than one class may be taken on this basis during any given term. No more than twelve semester credits of pass-fail work may be counted toward the satisfaction of graduation requirements (student teaching and internships are the exception). Students taking a course on a pass-fail basis must attend all classes, take all examinations and possess all prerequisites required of students enrolling on a letter grade basis. Performance of A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D- caliber will be awarded a grade of “Pass,” which does not affect the grade point average. Grades of F are included in the computation of the grade point average. Students may elect (or reverse) the passfail option until two weeks after mid-term for semester-long courses, and until the fifth week of an eight-week course. Grading of Experiential Education and Internships: All experiential education and internship credits will be graded Pass/Fail. If participation is not a requirement for a major or minor, it will contribute to the twelvecredit maximum for Pass/Fail. If participation is a requirement of a major or minor, it will be exempt from the twelve-credit limit (for example, student teaching.) Appealing Grades and Other Academic Matters Not Pertaining to Academic Integrity Issues A student may appeal the grade she or he received in a course. Grounds for an appeal are limited to capriciousness, errors of fact, or evidence of bias on the part of the instructor, and it is the responsibility of the student to provide evidence that an appeal is warranted. The belief that an instructor graded in too difficult a manner, assigned too much work for a given course, and the like, are not grounds 37