VII. Undergraduate Degree Regulations and Procedures

Grade Reassessment

Methods or Criteria Used in Establishing Final Grades

The course outline distributed to the class at the beginning of the semester defines the methods and criteria used in establishing final grades for a course. The methods and criteria must conform to the grading procedures outlined in this document.

Students who believe that the methods or criteria used by an instructor in determining a final grade have been unfair, unreasonable or inconsistent with the course outline, should request the Program Head responsible for their program to review the methods or criteria used. They should submit the request in writing by the 10th class day of the subsequent semester and should state the reasons for the request.

The Program Head shall make an effort to resolve the matter to the satisfaction of both parties as soon as possible. Both the instructor and the Program Head are free to discuss the student's work with the student or another instructor in the program, but are not obliged to do so.

If both parties are able to come to an agreement, the Program Head shall prepare a statement of the agreement to be signed by both parties. If the agreement results in a change to the grade of the student, the Program Head shall inform the Campus Registrar.

If at any time the Program Head decides that he/she cannot resolve the matter informally, he/she will terminate all efforts at reconciliation and notify both the student and the instructor of this decision. The Program Head will advise the student to make an appeal to the Appeal Panel. The student must appeal within 10 working days of being advised of the termination of the Program Head’s efforts.

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