Curricular Policies and Procedures | Kent State University

Curricular Policies and Procedures

A.          Curricula

Curricular changes for programs may be proposed by any Faculty member within a program area. Proposals must first be reviewed and voted on at the program level. Proposals supported at the program level are submitted to the School Curriculum Committee for review and if recommended by a majority, the proposal is forwarded to the Director whose recommendation is sent to the College for consideration.

B.         Final Exams

Final examinations in all courses must be offered at the time and date specified in the University's schedule of final examinations. Changes of the time and/or date of a final examination require prior approval of the Director and the Dean, but in any case, the exam must also be offered at the time scheduled and publicized by the University for those students who desire to take the exam at that time.

C.          Grades

Faculty members must inform students of their progress throughout the semester. Grades are a Faculty member's responsibility and should be assigned fairly and objectively. Submission of final grades must comply with University Policy, including but not limited to the deadline for the timely submission of grades. Failure of Faculty members to provide grades in compliance with University Policy will be taken into consideration in reappointment, promotion, tenure and merit decisions.

Materials used in computing grades (e.g., exams, papers, reports, etc.) should be retained by the Faculty member for five (5) years after final grades are submitted. Students have a right to inspect the written work performed during a course and discuss the grade with the Faculty member.

D.         Audits

Students may audit any course subject to space availability and approval of the Director. Faculty members have the discretion to determine conditions and requirements for the audit.