|Created by: Pat Teague on 8/31/2001|
|Category: 1 - Academic Affairs; 20 - Responsibility|
|Originator: Academic Administration|
|Current File: 123.1|
|Adoption Date: 8/31/2001|
|Reviewed for Currency: 8/31/2001|
|Replaces File: 123.1|
|Date of Origin: 11/12/1975|
|In Archive? Yes|
A traditional grading system, with some modifications, is used at Furman to evaluate the academic performance of students.
The grading of a student's work, including the assignment of a final course grade, is the right and responsibility of the teacher.
1. All students taking a course for credit, including those on pass/fail status, are to be assigned a letter grade for the course. The meaning of the letter grades is stated in the Furman University Catalogue.
2. A term grade should be an accurate, carefully determined indication of a student's academic performance in a course, and should be influenced only by factors related to that performance.
3. The teacher is obligated to assign and evaluate work early and throughout the term to assure that students, especially freshmen, are informed of their academic status at appropriate points in time.
4. On forms provided by the Office of Computing and Information Services, students' grades are reported to the Registrar as soon as possible, but no later than forty-eight (48) hours after the final examination in the course.
5. The grade "I" must be used only in those situations where, in the judgment of the instructor, the student has been providentially prevented from completing a course.
6. A term grade must not be changed on the official record unless an error has been made in computation or transcription. Like the original grade, a change can be made only by the instructor in the course and by the following procedure:
7. The teacher must maintain records in accordance with the policy on Faculty Roll Books. See File 187.8.
8. Additional information on grading may be found in the Furman University Catalogue.