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.  Grading criteria, in relation to student workload, must be outlined on course syllabi.  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 one (1) year after final grades are submitted--unless these materials have already been returned to students.  Students have a right to inspect the written work performed during a course and discuss the grade with the faculty member.