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Grading System and related
Internships and Live Work
Notice of Evaluations
The following grading system will be used to specify levels of
performance in course work:
Grades Explanation Grade
A Excellent (90-100) 4
The following symbols are
approved for use in the cases provided:
The grade I will be given
to any student who, due to extenuating circumstances, has not completed all
required make-up work by the end of the quarter. If the required make-up work is not completed
by the third week of the subsequent quarter, the I will automatically become
an F. If a student receives a grade of
I in a course which is a prerequisite to other courses, the student must
complete the required make-up work to determine the final grade and eligibility
to enroll in subsequent courses.
The grade WF signifies
the student withdrew or was withdrawn from a course after midterm and was
failing. The WF will be calculated in
the quarterly average as an F.
The grade WP signifies
the student withdrew from a course after midterm and was passing.
The grade WM indicates
the student withdrew from school in response to being called to active duty.
Grade not submitted. See YOUR INSTRUCTOR for your grade.
By registering as an
auditor, a student is permitted to audit a course/program and attend classes
without meeting all admission requirements for the course/program and without
receiving credit. Students are not
permitted to change from audit to credit or credit to audit after the Drop/Add
period. Students desiring to change from
audit to credit must meet all necessary admission requirements.
concerning auditing a course are found in Auditing a Course in the
Registration section of this Catalog and Handbook.
The grade EX signifies
that the student received credit by successfully completing a course exemption
The grade TR signifies
that the student received transfer credit approved in advance by the Registrar
and the department chair and/or program instructor.
The grade IP indicates
that a course continues beyond the end of the quarter. The course should be completed and a grade
should be assigned by the end of the following quarter.
The grade AC signifies
that a student passed a course exemption exam that was given based on
competencies learned in high school.
The grade W signifies the
student officially withdrew by midterm from a credit course or withdrew from
Developmental Studies, Continuing Education, or specified noncredit courses.
Effective Winter Quarter 2006, Learning Support
be graded on an A* through F* scale
in place of S
and U grades.
Learning Support Grades
A* (90-100) Excellent
B* (80-89) Good
C* (70-79) Satisfactory
D* (60-69) Pass
F* (00-59) Failing
Final grades will be
recorded by instructors and submitted to the Office for Student Affairs at the
end of each quarter. Students can access
their grades via the Internet by logging onto:
Specified courses in
diploma or degree programs of study may require a grade of C or higher as
stated in the Programs of Study section of this catalog. A grade of C or higher may be required for
specified courses that are prerequisites to more advanced courses.
CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT
cumulative grade point average generally determines the students scholastic
standing. The cumulative grade point
average is computed by dividing the total quality points earned by the total
number of credit hours for which the student has received a final grade of A,
B, C, D, F, or WF. Only courses taken at
Southeastern Tech are considered in the cumulative grade point average. Credits earned at other institutions, credit
by examination, credits for which points are not assigned and courses otherwise
excluded by institutional policy are not considered when calculating the
cumulative grade point average for graduation purposes.
Hours Points GPA
are assigned for each credit based on the following scale:
A4 points D1 point
points F0 points
points WF0 points
By registering for a course for which the student has
already received credit, a student forfeits the previous credit in the course
and the students official grade will be the one earned in repetition. All grades remain on the students record but
the previously earned grade is not calculated in the cumulative grade point
average for the purpose of graduation.
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE COMPETENCIES
The overall goal of a college education is to help
students become productive citizens.
The General Education core contributes to this concept by providing
a variety of learning experiences which ensure that graduates are intellectually
prepared for lifelong learning.
has identified the following general education core competencies that graduates
of associate degree programs will attain.
- The ability to utilize
standard written English to produce coherent, well-developed writings.
- The ability to
effectively communicate orally in a public setting.
- The ability to solve
practical mathematical problems.
- The ability to utilize
critical thinking skills.
- The ability to
effectively utilize basic computer skills.
In addition to the skills necessary for
success in employment, Southeastern Tech emphasizes the development of good
work habits. Because work ethic skills
go hand-in-hand with technical skills, students earn a work ethics grade for
each course in which they enroll.
Performance factors include quality of work, productivity, reliability,
integrity, attendance, and initiative.
This grade will not be computed in the cumulative grade point average,
but does appear to the right of the academic grade. Work ethics grades are assigned as follows:
A student who fails to maintain a
2.0 GPA for all work attempted in any quarter shall be placed on academic
probation. The purpose of academic
probation is to alert students to the fact that their academic performance is
not acceptable and to point out possible consequences if improvement is not made
during the next quarter of enrollment.
A student placed on academic probation (or
admitted on probation) must attain a minimum of 2.0 during the next quarter in
attendance to remove himself or herself from probationary status. A student who fails to do so is placed on
COURSE GRADE GRIEVANCE
If a student receives a final course grade
that he/she believes is incorrect, the matter should first be discussed with
the instructor. Direct communication
between the student and the instructor may clear up any misunderstanding.
In order to clarify any questions about a
grade or grading practices, a student should use the following procedures. The entire process must be completed by
mid-term of the following quarter.
the final grade with the appropriate instructor;
2. If the student is not satisfied with the instructors explanation
of how the grade was determined, the student shall submit a written appeal to
the appropriate Director of Instruction by the third week of the quarter following
the issuance of the grade. The students
appeal must be signed and dated. The
Director of Instruction will review the syllabus and how the final grade was
determined and will respond to the student in writing within five (5) business
3. If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the Director of Instruction, the
student may direct an appeal to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The students appeal must be written, signed,
and dated. The Vice President for
Academic Affairs will review the syllabus and how the final grade was
determined and will respond to the student in writing within five (5) business
Graduation exercises for Diploma and
Degree students are scheduled twice a year, at the end of the winter and summer
quarters. Certificate graduation is held
once a year, at the end of spring quarter.
All students must achieve Regular Program Admission status prior to applying
for graduation. All students eligible
for graduation are expected to participate in the ceremony.
It is the students responsibility to
complete an application for graduation.
The application must be submitted to the Registrars Office upon
registration for the final quarter of classes.
The students records will be evaluated by the Registrars Office to
determine successful completion of the program.
A fee of $35.00 is charged to each student
who applies for graduation from a diploma or degree program and who wishes to
participate in the graduation ceremony.
A fee of $20.00 is charged to each student who applies for graduation
from a certificate program and who wishes to participate in the ceremony. These fees defray part of the students
graduation expenses. Graduating degree,
diploma and certificate students who do not wish to participate in the graduation
or certificate ceremony are charged a fee of $10.00 per credential. Replacement charge for a degree, diploma or
certificate is $10.00 per credential. A
$5.00 fee is charged for each cover requested.
In order to graduate, students must meet
all course and credit hour requirements of the program. To receive a degree, diploma, or certificate
from a program of instruction, the student must have a cumulative grade point
average of at least 2.0 in his/her program of study. A student must earn a high school diploma or
GED before being considered eligible for graduation from all diploma programs
and certain certificate programs. Those
students completing a diploma program without a GED or high school diploma will
be given a transcript. Students will not
receive a diploma or certificate until all financial accounts are clear.
Graduation with Honors
Students who graduate from Southeastern
Tech in a degree or diploma program and excel in their academic performance
shall be recognized at graduation. A
cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher in a degree or diploma program
will qualify a student to graduate with honors.
EXITING LEARNING SUPPORT COURSES
Students placed in learning support
courses at the 097 level or higher will be required to meet two criteria in
order to progress into the credit courses for their major. Criteria #1 is to earn a grade of C or
better for the coursework. Criteria #2
is to achieve the necessary score on the COMPASS exam.
There are several majors which either
include a required internship course or offers an internship course option in
the curriculum. These programs include:
Accounting diploma; Business Office Technology diploma; Commercial Truck
Driving certificate; Computer Information Systems diplomas and degrees;
Criminal Justice Technology diploma and degree; Early Childhood Care and
Education diploma and degree; Management and Supervisory Development diploma
and degree; and Marketing Management diploma and degree.
Students will be responsible for locating
an acceptable site for the internship.
The Director of Career Services will assist as needed. The program advisor/instructor will be
consulted regarding the appropriateness of internship sites should any
questions arise during the initial process.
The Director of Career Services will distribute the Internship Student
Packet to the student, who will return the completed Internship information
sheet and Contract to the Director of Career Services. All other paperwork (including timesheets,
daily logs, etc.) will be submitted to the appropriate advisor.
The Internship Employer Packet will be
delivered to the Employer at the first visit of the quarter by the Director of
Career Services. This packet contains a
mid-term and final evaluation of the students progress to be submitted to the
Advisor at the date indicated on the quarterly calendar.
All internship courses will be evaluated
Course Requirements 20%
Certain programs have live work
opportunities for students to benefit from.
Cosmetology utilizes this method of learning quite extensively as
students work in an actual live work lab at the college. Other programs that have live work as an
option include: Air Conditioning Technology, Electrical Construction and
Maintenance, Electronics Technology, and CIS Internet Specialist Web Site
An instructional live work procedures
notebook is kept in each program area that includes state policy procedures,
Southeastern Tech procedures, program procedures, and necessary paperwork that
is required before live work can take place.
A nominal fee is involved, and in most cases, materials are provided by
the person or agency.
Safety is heavily emphasized and taken into
consideration when decisions are being made regarding live work whether
on-campus or off-campus. Live work is
approved only in cases in which student learning can be maximal and does not
interfere with on-campus learning. Work
by students is not guaranteed and any work approved would not have been otherwise
granted to a for-profit contractor or company.
NOTIFICATION OF EVALUATION
Any or all students may be required to
take one or more tests designed to measure general education achievement. Critical thinking skills, and/or achievement
in selected major areas prior to graduation for the purpose of evaluating
academic programs may also be required.
Unless otherwise provided for in an individual program, no minimum score
or level of achievement is required for graduation. Students may also be asked to participate in
one or more satisfaction surveys designed to measure institutional effectiveness. Participation in testing may be required for
all students, students in selected programs, and for students selected on a