Calendar 2001-2002<Faculty of Environmental
Studies<Grading and Academic Standards
BES Term Work, Tests and Examinations
work includes reports, assignments, essays, tests, and other written
and oral work assigned in a course, with the exception of final
examinations, as outlined in the approved course syllabus. Course
directors set the deadlines for submission of term work. All term
work must be submitted by the last day of classes of the term in
which the course ends. Term work submitted after the last day of
classes of the term in which the course ends will not be accepted
for grading. Students will be penalized one-half grade point per
day that their assignments are late. Exceptions to the lateness
policy for valid reasons such as illness, compassionate grounds
etc., will be entertained by the course director only when supported
by written documentation (e.g. a doctor's letter).
may be held in any BES course in such form and manner as decided
by the course director and as described in the approved course syllabus.
Examinations are an essential part of the learning and evaluation
process. They must be conducted under fair conditions which allow
students to analyze, synthesize and demonstrate what they have learned.
Disruptions or attempts to obtain an unfair advantage are offences
against due academic processes and carry severe penalties.
End of Term Restrictions:
total value of any test(s) or examination(s) given during the last
two weeks of classes in a term must carry a combined weighting of
no more that 20 per cent of the final mark for the course.
Scheduling of Tests:
where testing is conducted during individual appointments which
accommodate a student's schedule (e.g. individually scheduled make-up
tests), tests or examinations given during the term must be held
within the hours regularly scheduled for the course in question.
Students' Rights of Refusal:
who are asked to write tests or examinations in contravention of
the preceding two regulations may refuse to do so without academic
penalty. They also have the right to raise the matter with the undergraduate