Course Assessment

Coursework Assignments

Examinations

The M.Sc. Project

Attendance Policies

Grading Scale and Grade Point Average

Academic Standing 

Incomplete Grades

Failure

Examinations and Make-Up Exams

Grade Reports and Grade Changes

9.1. Course Assessment

Courses are usually assessed by a combination of examination and written assignments. The assessment strategy for each course is given in its course syllabus. A variety of assessment methods will be implemented, including class participation, topics reviews, essays, oral and written (unseen and open, in-class or take-home) examinations through the semesters (minimally two), assessed seminars and problem-solving exercises with real-business-world cases. Assessment is linked to the learning outcomes of each course and informs the learning process.

9.2. Coursework Assignments

Coursework assignments are set and marked by staff at UNYT.

9.3. Examinations

There is one final examination for each course apart from the coursework. The instructors for each course will inform the students about the dates of the examination on the first day of commencement of the course. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of the examination dates.

9.4. The M.Sc. Project

Projects will be supervised by staff at UNYT assigned by the Program director in accordance to the topic chosen by the student and the speciality of the staff. They will be gradeed by the designated staff member at UNYT.

9.5. Attendance Policies

Regular attendance and active participation in classes are an essential part of the academic process and assessment. No excuse for absence will exempt a student from completion of all assigned work for each class. Students who are absent more than 20% of the total hours of each semester (12 hours for a 4 credit course) may be required to withdraw from the course. Each instructor must report excessive absences to the Administration.

9.6. Grading Scale and Grade Point Average

Semester and cumulative grade point averages (G.P.A.), which are the basis for assessing a student’s academic standing and eligibility to graduate, are derived as follows. Each credit graded “A” through “F” is given a corresponding numerical value called “quality points.” The G.P.A. is determined by dividing the credits grade “A” through “F” into the number of quality points earned. The semester G.P.A. includes just the credits and quality points of that semester. The cumulative G.P.A. is based on the total for all semesters. For further information, contact the Records Office.

A grade of C- or higher is a passing grade for all courses, while a grade of F is a failing grade. A grade of D-, D, or D+ is a non-passing grade and non-transferable grades. Only a few exceptions could be allowed in optional courses or in cases that a student has produced significant evidence of a course’s content command. This is allowed only upon approval of the Graduate School Council, provided that a student has accumulative G.P.A. of no less than 2.0.

Letter Grade Percentage %     Quality Points Generally Accepted Meaning
A 96-100 4.00
A- 90-95 3.67 Outstanding Work
B+ 87-89 3.33
B 83-86 3.00 Good work, distinctly above  average
B- 80-82 2.67
C+ 77-79 2.33
C 73-76 2.00 Acceptable work
C- 70-72 1.67
D+ 67-69 1.33 Work that is significantly below average and does
not meet minimum standards for passing the course.

9.7. Academic Standing

A student with a G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher is considered to be in good academic standing. All students with a G. P. A. below 2.0 (“C”) receive a pre-probationary warning letter and are urged to see their Program Director and develop a Student Education Plan. If a student does not return to a “good academic standing” status in the following semester, then he/she will be put on academic probation. The transcripts of students on academic probation or students who have been warned for academic deficiency are reviewed by the Graduate School Council at the end of each semester. When the minimum G.P.A. is not met, the student is subject to dismissal from the university. A student who is academically dismissed by the Graduate School Council for the first time may appeal against the dismissal to the Rector’s office within the time period stated in the letter of dismissal. If the student’s appeal is approved, the student will be reinstated for the semester following the semester of the dismissal. If a student does not appeal, or the appeal is denied, the student may apply for readmission for a subsequent semester. Students who have been dismissed a second time have no right of appeal. The decisions of the Rector’s Office are final.

9.8. Incomplete Grades

The “I” (Incomplete) is received at the discretion of the instructor and at the request of the student only when the student has completed at least three quarters of the required work for a course and where a personal emergency prevents the student from finishing the work on schedule. The student must complete the course by the middle of the semester, following the award of an Incomplete grade or the “I” will be converted automatically, without any notification, to an “F”. To request an “Incomplete” grade, both the instructor and the student must fill out the Incomplete

Form at the Records Office.

9.9. Failure

The grade of “F” means that the student has to repeat the course and pay it in full the next semester that the student will take it. A student will receive credit for the failed course only by repeating that course and receiving a passing grade. The original F and the new grade both appear on the student’s transcript, but only the replacement grade will be counted in computing the G.P.A. When the student passes the course, the letter “R” appears next to the original F (which means that the student has replaced the F with a passing grade). “D” grades are non-passing grades in UNYT graduate programs.

9.10. Examinations and Make-Up Exams

Examinations are required in all courses. Absences from these examinations, except for serious reasons acceptable to the instructor and the Graduate School Council, result in a course failure. A student who had serious and well-documented reasons to be absent from a final examination may be permitted to write a make-up examination only on the recommendation of the instructor and with the permission of the Graduate School Council. A student who wishes to make-up an examination must submit the Make-Up Exam Form, signed by his/her instructor to the office of the Program Director within three days from the day of the final examination of the particular course. In such a case, the student is required to pay the make-up exam fee.

9.11. Grade Reports and Grade Changes

Grades are communicated to students at the end of each semester. Grades are not given out over the telephone. All instructors must submit signed copies of final grades to the Records Office within a week after the end of final examinations. A reported grade may be changed only if an error has been made in computing or recording. The instructor must submit a certification of such error in writing, approved by the Rector, to the Records Office within a week after the beginning of the following semester. When a question arises concerning a possible error in grade reported by an instructor who is no longer a member of the faculty, the Department Head and the Rector take joint responsibility for ascertaining the appropriate grade and authorize any necessary changes.