Curricular Policies and Procedures | Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies Handbook | Kent State University

Curricular Policies and Procedures

  1. Curricula

    Curricular changes may be proposed by any faculty member for consideration by their program area colleagues.    If accepted, the appropriate curricular forms are completed and forwarded to the School Curriculum Committee (CC).  If approved, the Chair of the CC informs the Director, who then reviews and affirms the decision(s), or if not, discusses and hopefully, resolves issues with the CC and program area.  Once approved, the appropriate college curricular body votes on the changes.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 Faculty Excellence Award decisions.

    Materials used in computing grades (e.g., exams, papers, reports, etc.) should be retained by the faculty member for two (2) 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.

  4. 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.