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640 - Grades and Grading
640 Grades and Grading
Faculty members have the responsibility for grading. However, whatever criteria are used must appear in the course syllabus so students know what is expected, how to accomplish the objectives for the course, and due dates. Detailed procedures for online grading are provided to each faculty member by the Registrar two weeks prior to the date midterm and final grades are due.
During the last week of each semester, comprehensive final exams or other educational or evaluative events are expected for all courses, with certain exceptions (labs, fieldwork and practicums, private lessons, and others as determined by the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.)
The grading system includes the following:
NOTE: An "I" grade indicates instructor's and College's willingness to assist the student in completing course requirements independently and to ultimately award a grade. It should be assigned only to students who are near the end of the semester when independent completion of course requirements is probable and achievable. Course requirements must be completed by the eighth week of the next full semester, or a failing grade will be assigned. Faculty can extend this time period under special circumstances.
Due to financial aid audit requirements, the following procedures are implemented:
Midterm grades are reported only for those students who are receiving "D", "R", or "F" grades ("R" grades are for remedial courses only). Midterm grades are not collected for terms that are eight weeks or less in duration.
All grades are submitted online. Faculty must activate their SCC Connection login ID and password prior to entering grades. Online grading access will be available beginning two weeks prior to the deadline for submission. Information is sent to faculty via e-mail and campus mail with instructions and deadline dates prior to each grading session.
Instructors needing to change a final grade (e.g. an incomplete grade or correcting an error) can do so online during the time period online grading is available. After online grading has ended, a Change of Grade Form will need to be completed and submitted to the Registrar's Office.
To encourage satisfactory progress throughout enrollment, the College has adopted Board Policy 429.1 – Satisfactory Academic Progress.