Standard 11.4


Standard 11.4

 

11.4 Curriculum (regardless of mode of delivery) has as its central focus the education of students.

a. Course and program objectives are written in reference to measurable learning outcomes.

b. Course outcomes are assessed through student achievement and competency.

c. Grading system, is published, consistent with national norms, and is used consistently throughout the institution.

Compliance:

Each academic program includes learning objectives specifically related the college mission. These program objectives can be found under each program description in the Catalog.

A common grading system, consistent with national norms, has been adopted by the Institution. The levels of student success are identified in each syllabus through a grading scale that is standard throughout the entire Institution. Populi, the course management system, has a grading component, and the course syllabi are posted on Populi so that the student has 24/7 accessibility to course syllabi.

Grading System

GRADE   MEANING                 PERCENTAGE                QUALITY POINTS

A        Excellent ……………………. 90-100%……………………..4

B        Superior……………………….80-89%……………………….3

C        Average ……………………….70-79%……………………….2

D       Below Average……………….60-69%………………………1

F        Failure…………………………..0-59%…………………………0

I         Incomplete – no quality points. Must be converted to a grade within one month of the date received or it will be entered as an F.

P        Passing – not computed in GPA, but included in hours earned.

WF    no quality points, but it is computed in GPA

WP    no quality points, not computed in GPA

AU     audit, no quality points, not computed in GPA

The grading scale is published in the Catalog and can also be found in the Faculty Handbook and Student Handbook.

Documentation:

Appendix B: Catalog 2016-2017, pp. 22, 29-65

Appendix C: Student Handbook 2016-2017, pp. 10-11

Appendix D: Faculty Handbook 2016-2017, pp. 20-21

Exhibit: Course Syllabi found in Populi on the Course Information page

Exhibit: Academic Archives are located in the Academic Office and on Populi.

Plan of Action

Specific course objectives (written as measurable learning outcomes in most cases) are being written for each course syllabus. Links are being developed to the course objectives that are required learning activities through which students demonstrate achievements and competencies identified in the course objectives.

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