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Advising Handbook

Mid-term Grades

The Rules and Regulations set by the College faculty stipulate that instructors report the names of students whose work at mid-semester is below the grade of C- or whose work is unsatisfactory for other reasons. Twice yearly, the dean requests the names and grades of students in danger of failing a course and then sends an email warning these students of unsatisfactory academic progress unless the instructor requests otherwise. The letter urges the student to consult with the professor and take advantage of other services available to students in academic difficulty. A notice of each warning letter is put in the student’s file and sent to the same people and offices that receive copies of probation letters, [parents are not notified]. Students who are not enrolled in the College as undergraduates are not included in this procedure.

The Dean also asks instructors to flag those students whose writing they consider deficient; these names are forwarded to the director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for follow-up.

Instructors are also asked to report the names of students who are at the “A+” level, were such a recognized grade. These students are also notified.