From the PresidentPosted: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Response to Senate Recommendation: Changes to DOPS Policy on Mid-Semester Appraisal of Student Progress
At its February 13, 2015, meeting, the College Senate approved a resolution to revise the policy on Mid-Semester Appraisal of Student Progress and forward the recommendation to the president for review and final action.
This was a request to consider a revision of DOPS I:16:02 Evaluation of Students. Two items of interest are the time and means for mid-semester evaluations. This is item 3 in the current statement. The original policy language follows:
3. Mid-Semester Evaluations: Mid-semester appraisal of students regarding their academic standing is required. This must be done no later than the end of the ninth week of the semester or the third week of a summer session. These dates correspond to dates for course withdrawal and thus give students the opportunity to withdraw without academic penalty.
The proposed revision to the policy appears in boldface type below:
3. Mid-Semester Evaluations: Mid-semester appraisal of students regarding their academic standing is required. Appraisal should be by use of a midterm grade corresponding to the grading system defined for the course. This must be done at least a week prior to the published deadline for students’ withdrawal from a course. This date, which is in advance of the designated course withdrawal date, gives students the opportunity to assess their performance and, if desired, withdraw without academic penalty.
I accept the recommendation of the College Senate regarding changes to the time and means for mid-semester evaluations. I hereby authorize the provost to oversee the implementation and communication of this change in policy to become effective with the commencement of Summer Session in 2015.