Grading Policies

Faculty members who teach any course in which graduate students are registered must, at the end of the semester, submit to the graduate secretary a departmental evaluation form for each philosophy graduate students in the course. On this form, the faculty member should state the student’s grade for the course and supply a short statement describing the student's performance. The evaluation forms are available from the departmental graduate secretary.

The graduate secretary will file these evaluation forms, for use by the Advisory Committee and the Graduate Committee in its annual progress review. Apart from this use, the grades and comments are to remain confidential. Graduate students are entitled to access their grade reports.

Occasionally, a student may wish to audit a course, rather than taking it for credit and a grade. In such a case, the student must consult with the instructor to determine the course requirements for auditing students (attendance, class participation, etc.). If at the end of the course the student satisfies the requirements, the instructor must submit the evaluation form mentioned above and enter 'Audit' in the space normally used to indicate the grade. Students may not list an audited courses on their CV unless the instructor of the course has submitted such a report.

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