Calendar 2001-2002<Faculty of Environmental
Studies<Grading and Academic Standards
Assessment of Students in BES Courses
The course director shall assess students enrolled in each BES course
in light of the requirements set at the beginning of the course
as articulated in the course syllabus. These assessments shall be
based on a combination of tests or formal examination(s), participation
in classes, term work submitted, and other evidence as determined
by the course director.
- i) Announcement in class:
- The means of determining the final grade in a course shall be
provided to students by the course director. Such information
must include the types of assignments, essays, examinations, and
other components, which make up the grade, their relative weight(s),
and any other procedures, which enter into the determination of
the final grade.
- ii) Subsequent changes:
- In exceptional circumstances, a previously announced marking
scheme for a course may be changed, but only with the consent
of all students and the approval of the undergraduate program
director. The course director must distribute the new marking
scheme in written form to the students.
- iii) Feedback during course:
- Instructors are obliged to provide a mechanism by which students
can be apprised of their progress in a course. Students must be
able to make an informed decision on whether to withdraw from
a course. This will normally mean that students will receive some
graded feedback on work worth at least 10 per cent of the course
grade before the deadline for withdrawing from that course. Instructors
are urged to provide more feedback where possible.