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Grading — SGCS
Evaluation for each course is the responsibility of the course facilitator. Evaluation of the learner may include performance in the classroom, group participation, outside assignments, problem-solving exercises, take-home tests, and examinations. Generally, guidelines for appropriate assignments and evaluation checklists are provided for each course, but individual facilitators may modify assignments and formulate their own evaluation criteria for a given course, prior to the course start.
Program curricula and courses offered by the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies are subject to modification without advance notice to students. In the event curricula or courses are modified, those currently enrolled in affected programs will complete the modified curricula or courses.
All coursework, including authorized rework of assignments, must be completed by the last night of a course unless defined otherwise in the facilitator’s syllabus. No rework is permitted once the facilitator has submitted the course grades. If an emergency occurs that requires an extension of time to complete coursework, the learner may receive a grade of Incomplete at the discretion of the course facilitator. (See section on 'Incompletes.')
A record of attendance and scholarship is kept for each learner. Formal grades can be retrieved through Oasis, by the student upon completion of each course. Approximately two weeks are needed to process grades after the completion of a course.
The following alphabetical system of grading, with + or – added at the discretion of the facilitator, is used to denote the quality of work done in a course. Some programs may have more stringent standards than noted below (refer to program requirements).