GRADES ASSIGNED FOR IDPT 7050:
H Student demonstrates advanced level of performance/competency in course requirements.
HP Student demonstrates above expected level of performance/competency in course requirements.
P Student demonstrates expected level of performance/competency in course requirements.
F Student does not demonstrate expected level of performance/competency in course requirements.
PR Student demonstrates expected performance/competency in the course requirements after remediation.
IP Student is unable to or does not complete course requirements during time allotted for the course.
I Student is unable to complete requirements with a passing grade at the completion of the block.
School of Medicine policy limits the number of students awarded Honors and High Pass to no more than 50% over the academic year.
Per School of Medicine policy, grades are not calculated for students who do not complete evaluator, course, and site evaluations. An IP grade will be recorded until the student completes evaluations of the course, site, and faculty and residents, due two weeks after the end of the course.
All grades remain permanently on the student’s transcript except IP and I, which are replaced with the appropriate grade after the student has completed the course requirements.
GRADE REVIEW: After all grades are assigned for the academic year, the course directors and
co-directors will meet in June 2014 to review grades for the past
academic year to determine IF grades can be raised for some students. If you wish to have your grade reviewed,
please email the course coordinators within thirty days after you receive your grade notification. Include any
information you wish to be considered. This grade review is different and separate from the grade appeals process,
covered in the next section below. Requesting a grade review does not constitute a formal
GRADE APPEALS POLICY
The School of Medicine is committed to the ideal of academic freedom and so recognizes that the assignment of grades is a faculty responsibility. The School also recognizes that students have the right to appeal a final grade or any other academic decision. The School of Medicine has a responsibility to respond to such an appeal in a judicious and timely manner.
Criteria for Appealing a Grade
A student may appeal a final Block or Course grade on the grounds that:
1. The methods or criteria for evaluating academic or clinical performance, as stated in the Block/Course syllabus, were not applied in determining the final grade, and/or
2. The faculty applied the grading criteria unfairly.
Any student wishing to appeal a grade must initiate the process within 30 calendar days of receiving the disputed grade. An appeal letter should be sent to the Course-Co Directors identifying the Course and the grade being appealed, stating the reason(s) for the appeal, and specifying the requested change. Students are encouraged to discuss the appeal informally with the Course-Co Directors before submitting a formal appeal.
The Course-Co Directors will meet with the student to discuss the appeal within 15 calendar days of receipt of the appeal letter. Before the meeting, the student should provide the Block/Course Director with copies of all materials pertinent to the appeal, such as the Block/Course syllabus, papers, tests, write-ups, etc.
If, after meeting with the student and consulting with faculty responsible for assigning the grade, the Course-Co Directors determine that a change of grade is warranted, then the Course Co-Directors will change the grade in a timely manner. If the Course Co-Directors determine that a change of grade is not warranted, they must notify the student within 5 calendar days.
The student may appeal the decision of the Course Co-Directors to the Assistant Dean of the Clinical Core, by forwarding copies of all correspondence related to the appeal to the appropriate Assistant Dean, Curriculum within seven calendar days of the Course Co-Directors ruling. The Assistant Dean, at his/her discretion, may meet with the student, the faculty, or the Course Directors, and may consult with the Course/Block Director Committee before making a ruling.
The student may make a final request to the Senior Associate Dean for Education for a review of due process. The decision of the Senior Associate Dean for Education is final.