Departmental Procedures
At the beginning of each academic year heads of departments and directors of schools are to ensure that members of their staff understand the examination regulations currently in force, and jointly establish, with their staff, department or school, directives relating to student grading and evaluating procedures.

Course Assessment and Evaluation 

The Syllabus/Course Outline
At the beginning of each course, instructors are required to indicate in writing the elements for the course, including tentative dates and values of all assignments, attendance requirements, and the value of examinations. Students can expect to be assessed according to fair methods of evaluation and based on material clearly outlined in the syllabus. Instructors shall indicate clearly how students’ marks will be calculated and how those marks will be used to form the aggregate grade for the course. Marks may be lost after proven incidents of academic integrity violations, as outlined in the Academic Integrity section of this calendar.

No credit is given for a course unless all requirements for it have been completed. 

Scheduling of Tests/Major Assignments 
Tests may not be held during the last 6 hours of instructional activity in a term, with the exception of routine weekly, end-of-chapter, or laboratory tests, and oral examinations in the languages. No tests may be held on the study day(s) prior to the formal examination periods.

Tests and major assignments for intersession courses are generally held or due on the last scheduled class.

Scheduling written tests outside class will introduce conflicts of many kinds for a variety of students. These conflicts may be related to academics, extracurricular activities, employment, family commitments or other circumstances. For this reason, written tests should normally be held during scheduled class times. However, in exceptional circumstances, such as large multi-section courses, scheduling written tests outside of class may be an option. When written tests are scheduled outside of class, the test dates and times must be announced in the syllabus at the start of the term. The faculty member(s) scheduling the out-of-class test are responsible for accommodating all conflicts, providing students with an alternate time or date to write the test that resolves their conflicts.

Mid-term grades and Course Standing
Five days before the last day to withdraw from a course without penalty, instructors are to inform their students of their course standing so that students can seek advice from their advisors if they feel it necessary. Instructors are to have available an indication of the relative standing of each student for the use of the Dean should such information be requested.

Release of Grades to Students 
Instructors are requested not to give any information regarding mid-year or final grades to students. Grades are to be submitted to the Registrar’s Office and are only available to students through the myAcadia - Acadia University.