The following symbols (grades) are used to record the achievement and quality of the work of students in each course:
|Grade||Significance||Quality Points/Per Hour|
|A||Excellent or outstanding||4|
|B||Good or superior||3|
|C||Satisfactory or average||2|
The following symbols (grades) are not used in determining grade point averages:
The grade of "I" indicates that some requirement of the course is not yet complete. It is only given for reasons that in the judgment of the instructor have been unavoidable and only given with the approval of the Dean of the College of Business. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate steps with the instructor to have an "I" changed. An "I" which has not been changed to a permanent grade by the end of two modules following the module in which the "I" was assigned automatically becomes an "F". Incompletes in Directed Study must be removed within one year.
The awarding of an Incomplete grade for the Research Project is strongly discouraged. Students are encouraged to complete their Projects early in case unforeseen circumstances arise. Students must realize that the Research Project Coordinator's contract expires the last day of Module Eleven and he/she is not obligated to continue working with students. Projects that have not been completed by the due date will be graded based on the amount of work that has been submitted.
The department strongly discourages the assignment of an incomplete grade.
The University encourages instructors to give brief exams during each class meeting (with the exception of the first) and a final exam at the last class meeting. Other examinations, homework, or outside assignments are left to the discretion of the individual instructors. The instructor may decide on their type, length, complexity, and percentage of final grade. Grading procedures are to be clearly defined in the syllabi and must be followed unless consent of the MHR Academic Program Director and Dean of the College of Business are obtained prior to said change.
Make-up Final Examinations - Make-up final examinations are discouraged due to (1) logistics of instructor availability, monitoring, access to labs, etc., (2) the tendency to compromise academic integrity and, (3) the tendency of recurrence and implications of fairness or lack thereof.
Any reschedule of final examinations must be approved by the MHR Academic Director and are administered during normal business hours between 9:30-11:00 am and 1:30-3:30 pm.
Grade reports are made available on the Faulkner website from the Registrar's Office directly to the students. Grade reports are posted as soon as instructors have submitted final grades and should reach the student within three weeks after the module ends. We realize that many of our adult students are participating in company reimbursement of tuition; therefore, we will inform students of their grades as soon as possible (Normally within 3 weeks). University policy prohibits "faxing" grades or releasing them over the telephone.
Please do not call the Registrar's Office for grades as these inquiries cause a significant reduction in expeditious processing of grades for all students.