Grading Guidelines and Standards

Typical grading guidelines include the following.

  • The university has a grading system which is based on a defined set of standards and the intended learning that is expected when evaluating a student’s performance.
  • A course grade represents the extent to which the intended learning has been achieved.
  • Course gradebooks may be set up as points or percentages and may have associated scoring rubrics.
  • Each course syllabus will specify the grading methods for that course.
  • Faculty members grade based on their academic judgement and do not assign grades in an arbitrary or capricious manner.
  • Students are graded on a performance standard.