At midterm, instructors in the Day Division are asked to report on students receiving D’s or F’s in their classes. This can be done through the myFramingham portal by clicking on the Academic Resources tab and going to the Grades section on the right hand side of that page. It is important to have given students adequate evaluation to determine if they are succeeding or not. Students who are not doing well then have the opportunity to get assistance from the Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA) or withdraw from the class in a timely manner.
Framingham State University operates on a plus/minus grading system. The complete set of allowable grades is stated in the Undergraduate Catalog, available online at here. Final grades are due 72 hours after the completion of the final exam. Faculty may submit grades online through the myFramingham portal by clicking on the Academic Resources tab and going to the Grades section on the left hand side of that page, or by email from their framingham.edu email address. The preferred means is through the myFramingham portal. However, for any grade changes after grades have been rolled to the student's history in the myFramingham gradebook, you should email the grades to email@example.com from your Framingham State University email account. Under no circumstances will a grade change be accepted if it is emailed from a private account. Your email MUST include the CRN & Subject/Course Number/Section, the student's ID number and full name, and the changed grade you wish to record. You should also include a very brief explanation for the grade change. Grade changes for a previous semester are accepted until the end of the fourth week of the following semester.
Grades should not be posted publicly nor should you place student exams or other materials in unsecured public places for pickup.
Absence from Final Examination
Faculty may report a grade of "N" if a student misses the final exam for justifiable reasons. The Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, located at CASA, will administer a make-up exam, to be taken within two weeks of the last day of the final exam period. This service is provided only for Day Division students on specified days. If not taken in that time period, the grade becomes an “F”, unless an extension is granted by the faculty member when circumstances warrant.
When the instructor is satisfied that circumstances beyond the student’s control other than absence from the final examination (see N above) prevented the student from completing the required work for the course, a temporary grade of "IC" may be given. This grade should not be assigned, however, unless 80 percent of the work has been completed. Student indifference resulting in inability to get work in on time is not reason for giving an “IC”. The “IC” will be changed to any other appropriate grade by the instructor if the course requirements have been fully completed by the end of the first four weeks of the next semester. If the work is not completed within the given time, the “IC” will be changed to “F”, unless an extension is granted by the Dean of Students when circumstances warrant.
Grade Appeal Policy
The University recognizes that the instructor has the right to determine course evaluation policies that are consistent with departmental and University policies. The instructor’s policy should be designated in the course syllabus distributed at the beginning of the semester. It is the instructor’s responsibility to grade student work in a manner consistent with those procedures published in the syllabus. A student may appeal a final grade based on a mechanical error in calculation or if there is reason to believe that the grade was calculated in a manner inconsistent with the policies of the instructor, the department, and the University. For a complete description of the grade appeal policy, see the undergraduate catalogs.