Standard Statement on Course Requirements

1. The two major grading systems used are the A-F and S-N. Departmental majors must take major courses on the A-F system; non-majors may use either system. The instructor will specify criteria and achievement levels required for each grade. All students, regardless of the system used, will be expected to do all work assigned in the course, or its equivalent as determined by the instructor. Any changes you wish to make in the grading base must be done in the first two weeks of the semester.


2. The instructor will specify the conditions, if any, under which an "Incomplete" will be assigned instead of a grade. The instructor may set dates and conditions for makeup work, if it is to be allowed. "I" grades will automatically lapse to "F"s at the end of the next semester of a student's registration, unless an instructor agrees to submit a change of grade for a student during a subsequent semester to maintain the grade as an "I".


3. Students are responsible for all information disseminated in class and all course requirements, including deadlines and examinations. The instructor will specify whether class attendance is required or counted in the grade for a class.


4. Students are not permitted to submit extra work in an attempt to raise their grade, unless the instructor has specified at the outset of the class such opportunities will be afforded to all students.


5. Scholastic misconduct is broadly defined as "any act that violates the right of another student in academic work or that involves misrepresentation of your own work. Scholastic dishonesty includes, (but is not necessarily limited to): cheating on assignments or examinations; plagiarizing, which means misrepresenting as your own work any part of work done by another; submitting the same paper, or substantially similar papers, to meet the requirements of more than one course without the approval and consent of all instructors concerned; depriving another student of necessary course materials; or interfering with another student's work."


6. Students with a disability that may affect their ability to participate fully in class or to meet all course requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Resource Center (180 McNamara) to arrange a confidential discussion regarding equitable access and reasonable accommodations. DRC will then work with you and the instructor to review how any accommodations will be applied in the course.


7. The University prohibits sexual misconduct in its Administrative Policy: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Relationship Violence. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) with any questions or concerns (274 McNamara). In addition, SCRC Ombuds staff are not Title IX mandatory reporters and can provide preliminary and confidential assistance on these matters.


8. For assistance with any University-based conflicts or complaints please contact the Student Conflict Resolution Center at or call 612-624-7272.

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