Standards & Evaluation

The University has several policies that are approved by the Governing Council and which apply to all students. Each student must become familiar with the policies. The University will assume that he or she has done so. The rules and regulations of the Faculty of Arts & Science are listed in the calendar. Students taking courses in the Faculty assume certain responsibilities to the University and shall be subject to all rules, regulations and policies cited in the calendar, as amended from time to time.

Your instructor is your first step for advice regarding issues that relate to your studies in a particular course. The Program Office can provide you with advice on academic issues and problems that relate to or affect your studies. Your Registrar can help you with advice on your degree studies and/or personal /financial problems that affect your performance in your studies. You are expected to manage your studies and this includes asking for help and advice!

Standards and Evaluation

The Program Office as a whole has no single, fixed method of evaluating the work of its students. Most courses have formal final examinations. Others may have take home assignment or classroom tests. In almost all courses, the final mark is determined on the basis of term papers, or some other kind of written work, and some form of examination. In some courses or seminars, the final mark may be partially based upon student participation in group discussions or presentations. In every course, the requirements and the method of evaluation are made clear in the classroom at the beginning of term.

Students should make sure that they understand well in advance what the requirements are in any course they are taking. If they have doubts they should approach the instructor directly. The Faculty of Arts & Science deadlines for submission of all written assignments to individual instructors must be adhered to. Individual instructors do not have the authority to grant any extensions past these dates.

For details on the Rules and Regulation pertaining to

  • Appeals and Petitions
  • Term Work, Tests, and Final Exams

please view the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar.