1. It is expected that all mid-semester examinations will be taken during a regularly scheduled class period of the course.
2. All examinations, excluding the finals, are scheduled by the instructors themselves.
3. Final examinations are required in all classes during the period scheduled at the end of each semester.
4. There should be no deviation from the final exam schedule once it is authorized and announced.
5. The final exam duration should not be less than one hour or more than three hours.
6. No student is to be given more than two exams in one day.
7. Any student who fails to attend the final examination without an acceptable excuse will be given a zero mark in that examination. In that case, the course grade will be calculated on the basis of class work and other test scores earned in the course.
8. When the student completes the course requirements within the specified period, the instructor should assign the appropriate grade on a Change of Grade form and submit it to the Office of Student and Academic Affairs for processing.
9. If the student fails to complete all the requirements in the following semester, the IC status will be changed to an F grade which will be included in the calculation of the cumulative GPA.
10. The grade of IC is not to be awarded in place of a failing grade or when the student is expected to repeat the course.
Cheating and Plagiarism
1. Cheating or plagiarism in any form is considered a serious violation of student code of conduct and may result in a disciplinary action. The instructor has primary responsibility for identifying and responding to the clear instances of student plagiarism and/or cheating.
2. Students are responsible for their own work and actions. All academic work or requirements, assigned to a student, must be carried out by him/her without any unauthorized aid of any kind.
3. Faculty are expected to uphold and support the highest academic standards. In this respect they are to explain clearly and encourage these principles including any qualifications which may be operative in the classes they are teaching so that honest effort, on the part of the students, will be positively encouraged.
4. Plagiarism is defined as the act of using the ideas or work of another person or persons as if they are one's own without giving an appropriate acknowledgment for the work one does.
5. Cheating is defined as obtaining or attempting to obtain, or aiding another to obtain a credit for work, or any improvement in the evaluation of performance, by dishonest or deceptive means.
6. Cheating includes, but is not limited to lying, copying from another student's test or examination, unauthorized discussion of answers or questions on an examination or a test, and taking or receiving copies of exam without a permission of the instructor.
7. The instructor should write a report about each incident of cheating or dishonesty and submit it to the department head.
8. The student should receive a zero grade for any dishonest work (homework assignments), or cheating or attempting to cheat in any of the written examinations.
9. The Dean may recommend placing the dishonest student(s) on the college disciplinary probation list.